Tommy + Sarah

My all-time favorite HGTV personnel is Tommy Smythe, who is the funny + cute sidekick to my HGTV lady crush, Sarah Richardson.   One day, as the two of them were refrigerator shopping, they (mostly Tommy) immediately proceeded to make disparaging remarks about the fridge handles! He even had derogatory nicknames for them, like “the bow + arrow”. OMG! OUR refrigerator has bow + arrow handles! The humanity! Silly me — I didn’t think they were important!

Sarah Richardson Sears Refrigerator

But I digress. Here’s the one they chose — a Kenmore. I forget if there was a nickname for its handles, but at least they weren’t the dreaded bow + arrow! I’m not sure I was listening at this point because I was totally smitten with those GAUGES! I wanted/want that refrigerator for the gauges alone!

Corbin Bernsen

Corbin Bernsen's Kitchen

Meanwhile, the current issue of Country Living magazine landed in my mailbox last week. Oh, look! It’s Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law) + Amanda Pays’ house in Studio City*, CA! (*Been there, loved it!) I loved their decor style — a mix of rustic modern + industrial with a lot of personal items. You’ll never guess what refrigerator they have! Yesh, it’s the one from Sears — the one with the gauges! Sadly, its price is a little over our budget, at nearly $6 grand. Buzz kill! Speaking of, what would G.O. say if he knew I’d chosen a fridge just because it had gauges?

2 responses to “REFRIGERATOR ENVY

  • Realtor.Dawn

    Hey there! We have this fridge. We wish we didn’t. It has broken on us at least 4 times a year since we bought it in ’11. We really liked the way it looked, and it was beefy. It seemed like a quality fridge, but unfortunately, the Sears repair guy told me that they’ve been having a lot of problems with these models. So be glad you didn’t get it!

    • cardinalkay64

      Hola Dawn!

      Oh, dear. Sorry about all the issues with your/my favorite fridge, but glad to get the heads up! When I spied this in a Sears, just after the Sarah + Tommy episode, it was a stand-alone model. Now their website shows only the built-in. Perhaps the stand-along model’s been discontinued because of all the problems.

      TY for sharing; it’s caring.
      K A Y

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