As a recent bride, I observed single-serve coffee brewers gaining ubiquity among peers’ registry lists. Nearly all my friends now enjoy the convenient pick-me-up afforded by the Buick of a coffeemaker parked in a space formerly reserved for kitchen prep.
According to a 2014 National Coffee Association coffee drinking trends survey, 29 percent of respondents who drank coffee said they used a single-cup brewer, up nearly 50 percent from the previous year.
Per usual, I bucked the trend because how convenient can a Keurig be when you still have the same amount of steps?
(but seriously, we all know the real reason is I’m just too cheap to shell out for K-cups)
IT’S PLUMBED, PEOPLE! Inserting a K-Cup become the only step of your morning coffee routine, as the refrigerator’s dispenser supplies fresh, filtered water for every cup with no need to refill. One-step coffee. Game-changer.
Better yet, using your refrigerator as your coffeemaker means you can reclaim your coveted counter space.
If you want to talk about really fancy, your mobile device connects to the fridge so you can preset your brew time so the water in the reservoir heats up in anticipation of your groggy self impatiently pushing the button the next morning.
Side note: Miele began selling a built-in coffee system years ago that had the ability to work with coffee pods
For about $400, the FGHB2869 (in smooth white or black — pearl/ebony) you move up to an ice and water dispenser, slick showcase LED lighting, in-unit air filtration (i.e. no icky smell or ice taste) and a really sweet wine/2-liter/can caddy holder thing.
For another $300, the FGHB2869LF moves you up to stainless steel pictured above right.
Also — and this is totally aesthetic, I-want-you-to-envy-my-fridge feature — I had a slight oh-ah moment over the IQ-touch control panel on the inside of the left door, just like the Electrolux models.
This summer, I’ll be receiving a box of fresh produce weekly from a farm share, which makes Liebherr’s dual-compression system an ideal choice.
Standard refrigerators first cool the freezer — meaning the moisture is pulled out of the air as its cooled (think about your skin in the winter) — and then send that air into the refrigerator compartment. So, instead of produce getting the moisture ideal for preservation (think about the sprinklers in the grocery store produce displays), dry air actually draws moisture out of your food.
In Liebherr refrigerators, separate compressors keep colder, dry air in the the freezer away from the moist air in the refrigerator. Produce “keeps” much longer, meaning you throw out much less expensive fresh foods.
Not keen on veggies? You can keep fresh meat and fish in the refrigerator days longer before it needs to be used or frozen.
While quantities last, we have three pairs of laundry that have been priced to move:
(gas dryer extra on first and third pictured pair)
And those looking for a new refrigerator have the chance to get a LG French-door refrigerator at rock-bottom prices.
But, quantities are limited, so deals can only last as long as your fellow customers allow them to.
We’re getting A LOT of calls from people with specific model numbers in mind, wanting to know what products would be included in our sale.
He was very understanding when I explained to him that we have more than 2,000 products on display for this sale.
And truly don’t know what’s down there until we see it all Saturday morning!
But with more than 2,000 products, we generally have something for everyone, or at least for the majority of the nearly 2,400 groups of customers that came out for our last warehouse sale.
Other big discounts include an Energy Star Maytag dishwasher in stainless steel for $349 and a stainless steel Fridgidaire self-clean gas range for $499, while quantities last (both pictured below).
A selection of brands that “never go on sale” will be available (again, while quantities last), including Sub-Zero, Wolf, Viking, Liebherr and Electrolux. Customers can save up to 80% on professional-style built-in models. Jenn-Air wall ovens, for example, will start at $599 and you can save $1,000 off Electrolux French-door ice & water refrigerators.
We’ll have some of my personal favorite, steam laundry, at the sale for $1499 for a washer/dryer pair.
Maybe your kitchen and laundry room is all set, but you’ve got your eye on a grill or wine refrigerator. We’ll have those, along with Miele vacuums starting at $329.