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Old 05-06-2015, 06:32 PM   #1
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Fridge shame - secret lives of refrigerators

Today I saw an ad in Bon appetit for a lovely Jenn-aire fridge. Perfect, styley, clean, full off awesome food... I want that life but will never achieve it. As I began to actually look at the ad I hit me that the "perfect" fridge in the ad in NO way looked like mine. This fridge has a glass bottle of milk and fresh cut figs. Mine has a plastic gallon and a mostly used jar of fig preserves stuffed waaaaay in the back - somewhere. Compare:

Theirs: Where are the pickles, jams, mustards and endless bottles of half used condiments? Where are the left-overs, half eaten yogurt cups and take out boxes? This fridge looks more like a floral shop than food storage.

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Mine: A cluttered mess. Casserole, a bowl with a hardboiled egg saved for the dogs, my DHs coffee cup (has to be a story there), and many, many jars. My juice is in cardboard - theirs is in a beautiful open pitcher. I have to wonder is the open peppers and olives in the nearby bowl are going to enhance the flavor of the juice. The beautiful serene fridge.. lovely but impossible.

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How does your fridge stack up? Post a picture - I dare you.....

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Old 05-06-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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I had to pose everything.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:19 PM   #3
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Funny how hard is is to take a pic with the bright light in the top of the fridge....


dawgluver - it looks like you may be a contender in this thread: Poll - Got mustard?

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What gets me is the cooking shows, where they show a glass see-through refrigerator door, and there are bottles of brightly colored liquids in there, so pristine. What the.....?

I cheated here a bit....here's a pic of my open fridge from last summer when we had a similar thread - my kitchen is small and it was hard enough to get this shot, I had to practically sit on the countertops on the other side of the kitchen....lol
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If it wasn't for pickles and mustard I wouldn't need a fridge.

Can't find my camera, must have packed it...
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Fridge shame - secret lives of refrigerators

Gah! Just realized what a horrible picture I took!

Oh well, need to go count my mustards.
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I'm not posting a photo of either of my fridges. It would be too embarrassing.
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:57 PM   #8
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How does your fridge stack up? Post a picture - I dare you.....

Not on your life...
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:21 PM   #9
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After seeing some of my friends refrigerators I considered starting a business of cleaning refrigerators.

Here's mine..


This is a completely unedited frig, no rearranging.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:45 PM   #10
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Give me about a day week month year decade to clean mine out and then I'll begin to think about a picture of the inside.

This is one dare I won't accept.


Was going to post a pic of the outside but the camera battery is dead.
Maybe later.
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