Frigidaire — I’m counting down!

I just got word from Frigidaire that our appliances should be arriving soon. I’m so excited… we’ve been needing new appliances for our house since we moved in. When we first moved to our house, we were a family of 4, but now being a family of 6 — our needs have changed.

My biggest need RIGHT NOW? Frigidaire’s Affinity Washer and Dryer.

Laundry piles up in our house like CRAZY.

With four little boys, our hamper is constantly FULL. Constantly.  My mother has asked me, “How do you have so much laundry?” The answer:  BOYS!  With 4 boys, 4 and under… life just happens. Potty training. Spills. Lots of spills. Backyard fun in the sandbox. Dips at the beach. Dirt. Sand. Mud. Hot, sweaty days. These types of instances require some washing (and drying)… and that’s what I’ve been doing — over and over and over. And over again.  Perpetual motion.

My washer and dryer right now cannot hold our family’s laundry. I can only fit about 10-12 items in our washing machine at a time… and our dryer is the same way. The washing machine came with our house… our dryer came from my husband’s grandmother. It’s very difficult doing laundry. But, as I have told everyone in my life, after doing laundry at a Laundromat while living in New York City for 7 years… I’ll take the smaller loads of laundry.

Well, until now…

Frigidaire’s Affinity Washer comes with technology that I couldn’t even dream of! Advanced Rinse Technology to keep whites whiter and reduce allergens. It actually comes with Customize Your Settings technology… I can set my laundry to particular wash settings, so it’s done just the way I like it every single time. There’s even a Balance Control System (thank you, Frigidaire!)… this means we no longer have to listen to imbalance banging sounds from our washing machine. Everything is smooth and quiet. And – my favorite – there’s a 25-minute QUICK CYCLE. Honestly, they had me at “Quick.” Considering it takes 45 minutes to do a wash load, this will be amazing for us.

And the Frigidaire Affinity Dryer is the perfect match. Well, after all — they are “mates.” What I especially love about the dryer are 2 key things for our family — there is 7.0 cu.ft. of dryer space. Do you know how much this is going to change of life? Oh, my — laundry is going to finally be EASY. And… again, a 25-minute QUICK CYCLE. I cannot even begin to tell you how difficult it is drying our laundry now. I have to spend much extra time putting the “right” amount of clothes in — not to mention, it takes an HOUR to dry! AN HOUR of wasted time and wasted energy. I don’t think I’m going to know what to do with myself with the Affinity washer and dryer.

So… yes, we’re excited. Very, very excited!

What I love so much about our appliances coming is that everything is going to save us time and energy.

My husband laughs at me when I say this to people, but truly — this will make our lives so much EASIER. (Well, Honey… my life, since I do most of the laundry!) But they will, and this is why I “see” this happening..

Frigidaire Gallery Freestanding Range preheats in LESS than SIX minutes! Even last night as we were making “Pirate’s Bread” (cinnamon/sugar bread), we sat around the kitchen for about 15 minutes waiting for our current oven to pre-heat to 350 degrees. Plus, it’s a Fits-More Oven, so there’s more cooking space. I guess I can finally host Christmas Eve at my house!  (This is 21 people in my immediate family!)

Even the Over-the-Range Gallery Microwave… it has 40 settings, Effortless Reheating and a Spacewise rack. I’m not kidding when I tell you that if I heat up Spaghetti-O’s and then try and heat up some water for a cup of tea… I have to wait about 5 minutes. It’s actually pretty insane that we’ve even kept our old one this long!

Dishwashing, too. Oh… my. Frigidaire’s Gallery Dishwasher is the “QUIETEST in its class” (this will be shocking in our house!) — which is an amazing bonus for us. Not to mention the SpaceWise Organization System is a must-have (well, must-need) for our house. The silverware basket is huge and will fit anything,
and the internal racks are adjustable. This will be quite the change for the McClelland family, as our dish washing chores are equal to our laundry chores.

And last… the Frigidaire Gallery Fridge is just plain and simply amazing. There are 2 features that literally JUMP out at me. The Spill Safe Shelves. These were designed to actually contain spills. Considering we’ve had milk spills, juice spills and yogurt mishaps just in the last 24 hours… I think this is going to be a wonderful thing for us! And… the SpaceWise Organization System. It’s just going to be so much easier for us to organize and store food/drinks. Our fridge right now, we like. It’s a double-door fridge with a bottom pull-out freezer. My problem with our fridge right now is that we just can’t store as much stuff in the freezer as we need to, and the refrigerator shelves don’t fit our food easily. I’m constantly shoving in storage bowls and plates and hoping that my complex balancing system holds.  Fingers always crossed.

No more!

So, as you can tell… I am counting down. We all are. I’m anxious to see just how much easier life will be with some appliances that are geared and designed to make a family’s life more organized, simplified, energy efficient and easy.

I can’t wait to report back how things are going!

Frigidaire — I’m counting down! was last modified: July 26th, 2017 by Audrey McClelland
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  1. I’ve had a Frigidaire Washer/Dryer for just over a year, and I won’t ever go back. We have a family of 6 (3 boys, 1 girl – 6 yrs and under), so I get the laundry thing. This has radically changed my life. One of my favorite features is the “delay start”. I love tossing clothes in, setting it to wash early in the a.m., so I can toss the clothes in the dryer before breakfast. AMAZING! Hope you love yours as much as we do!