Dependable Food Storage with Maytag #MaytagMoms

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What’s in your refrigerator right now? I’ll show you what’s in mine. As a blogger and wannbe photographer I was tempted to clean and organize everything in the fridge before taking pictures and publishing, but then I decided to be real. I’m a mom: a mom to a toddler and a newborn. Most of my readers are moms too, so let’s be honest here. Keeping our refrigerators picture-perfect may not be too high on the priority list in light of two in diapers and sleepless nights, right? Thankfully, I have a Maytag Ice20 French Door Refrigerator that keeps our food organized, accessible, and visible in spite of our crazy lives.

Our new refrigerator arrived only a week after Gus did. Right now it’s mostly full of condiments, freezer meals, and leftover freezer meals. We’re in survival mode around here, what can I say? One thing I noticed right off the bat was the ability to store a gallon of milk in the door. Sweet T is a huge milk drinker and we need to have quick access for sippy cup refills. No more bending over and rooting for the milk like with my old fridge (in the dark no less because the light didn’t work!).

We’re not big soda drinkers, but I really appreciate the smart design of this refrigerator’s interior which can accommodate several soda bottles. Whenever we entertain guests or Hubs gets a craving for a root beer, I buy two-liters of soda. Previously we had to store the bottles on their sides due to the shelve heights but now we can store them upright. Yay!

Ok, since we’ve already established that we’re being honest here, how often do you clean your refrigerator? I’ve got to admit that I don’t clean mine often enough. We’re talking a couple of times a year maybe. Terrible, I know. Now that I have the Ice20 French Door Refrigerator I’m doing a little better about refrigerator cleanliness. For one thing it’s a brand new, high-end appliance and I’m fussy about it! For another thing, the French door setup allows me to look into the refrigerator at eye level and see how clean it is. No more bending over to be faced with the reality of my messes. They are right in my face and it’s much easier to recognize them and clean them up. Lastly, the Ice20 French Door Refrigerator has Adjustable Spill-Catcher shelves which make the messes not so daunting to clean up in the first place.

Ok so obviously I have kids: a two-year old and a newborn. Sweet T, the toddler, has just discovered opening and closing doors all over the house so I’m thankful that the Maytag Ice20 French Door Refrigerator’s doors are high enough that she can’t reach them. When she’s old enough to get snacks for herself she will be tall enough to utilize the French doors, but for now I can rest easy knowing she won’t be opening and closing the door and raising our utility bill. Thank you Maytag! The Maytag Ice20 French Door Refrigerator also has and access drawer with flexible storage for up to five bags of groceries:

Sweet T can get into this drawer but she doesn’t know it yet (shhhh!) Just in case she figures this out I keep her favorite snacks in the drawer like grapes. It won’t be long before she’ll be able to serve herself out of the drawer making things easier on Mom. If you have older children, you’ll love the design that allows kids to serve themselves and keeps you from hearing “Mooooommmmyyyy!!!!” a few less times per day.

Another thing I appreciate about the Maytag Ice20 French Door Refrigerator is the fact that the freezer is on the bottom. We typically don’t access our freezer as much as the refrigerator so it makes sense for it to be on the bottom instead of the top. Less bending over! Even though we may not open the freezer every day, we still depend on it for lots of food storage particularly since I prepared freezer meals in anticipation of Gus’ arrival. The freezer drawer and the drawer WITHIN the freezer provide an intelligent use of space. As you can see we’ve packed it out!

We were able to fit more items in our new freezer than we were our old, even bringing things up from the chest freezer to fill it all the way.

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I wrote this post participating in an Maytag Moms Dependable Kitchen Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with a Maytag kitchen appliances set, including a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and range to facilitate my post.

Comments

  1. the freezer looks great.

  2. I love the freezer storage!

  3. It looks awesome! I need a new fridge, and I have wanted a stainless steel one for years, now. However, I have decided against them… too many friends/family tell me they’re harder to keep clean, especially with all the fingerprints. But they sure do look pretty. :)

  4. I would love to have a fridge like that some day!

  5. Nice, I know I LOVE my fridge!

  6. I appreciate the freezer on the bottom because stuff is constantly tumbling out of mine. I have a side by side now. I like the way the milk can sit on the side too. It takes up so much space on a regular shelf!

  7. I love the freezer on the bottom. it is my dream refrigerator/freezer. How cool that the milk can fit on the door. Everyone (but me) drinks tons of milk so that would be handy for Zoe who wants to be miss independent and grab her own glass. Oh and cleaning the fridge. I’m crazy and clean every Monday. Yep I already did it today:)

  8. That is a super nice fridge. We bought one last year but I’m a little disappointed with the storage space.

  9. wow look at all that storage!

  10. I love your refridgerator! Its so pretty! and the freezer space is great.

    I have some freezer space on the top of my refrigerator, but I bought a Chest size freezer, so that I can have more freezer space….love that extra freezer storage in the winter time and for freezing meals ahead of time.

    I would love to have a refrigerator like yours!

  11. That looks like it would totally keep me orgaized and fit everything I need.

  12. I love that smaller drawer. I would totally put string cheese, juice boxes and other snacks that my girls can get to without my help.

  13. Wow, that’s really roomy. I like that it has space tall enough to fit soda.

  14. I need that freezer!!!

  15. Is it bad to say we only clean it when it starts to smell? I’m so glad you ‘kept’ it real for the photos :) That’s a beautiful fridge w/ to many features – jealous!

  16. I just love the pull out drawer, spacious freezer and the roomy door. It’s honestly a gorgeous fridge!

  17. Looks like you could park a car in there.

  18. I love that freezer!!!

  19. WOW! I have refrigerator envy!

  20. That is one awesome fridge. I only wish mine had that much room.

  21. What a cool fridge!

  22. Now that’s a lot of storage!

  23. That is a beautiful fridge!

  24. Man that fridge looks Awesome. I am already shopping for appliances for our next house, lol.

  25. Sandy VanHoey says:

    How nice. The freezer we have now has the compartments but on ours, they are small ones so I don’t like them because not much fits. On yours, they have larger ones which I love.

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