I’m Getting Super Excited!

This morning I got a brochure in the mail with the attached note:

Dear Jo-Lynne,

Your NEW Frigidaire appliances are coming soon.  In the meantime, please check out the enclosed brochure.  Thank you for being a Frigidaire Test Drive Mom.

Your friends at Frigidaire


The brochure was full of glossy pictures of enormous, immaculate kitchens full of glistening Frigidaire appliances.  I wish that getting a new stove and microwave was going to instantly transform my ordinary sticky-floored, milk-stained kitchen into a culinary paradise, but I realize that’s asking a lot of an appliance.  I am, however, looking forward to trying out these time-saving features they are raving about.

For instance, the stove has a Quick Preheat feature.  It preheats in less than 6 minutes.  Don’t you hate it when you’re cooking dinner, and you think you have everything timed JUST perfectly — the potatoes are boiling, and the meat is on the grill — and you go to put your veggies in the oven, and WHOOOPS!  You forgot to preheat your oven.  I don’t know how long it takes my stove to preheat, but I’m pretty sure it’s longer than 6 minutes.  I always feel like I’m waiting for water to boil when I’m watching my stove preheat.

Speaking of waiting for water to boil.   There’s a Quick Boil feature on my new stove too.  Oh happy day.  I’ve been told patience is a virtue, but perhaps I won’t need it after all.  You think?

I just looked through the fact sheet, and it even has one of those nifty Keep Warm Drawers, you know, for those times that I forget to preheat my oven and I need to hold the rest of the food until the last dish is done.

As far as the microwave is concerned, my expectations aren’t high.  I will be happy just so long as it doesn’t sound like it’s about to croak at any minute like my current one.  Sometimes I wonder if it’s even safe to use with all the moaning and groaning it does.  I’m just hoping it holds out till I get my new one.  There is some nifty Space Wise rack that is supposed to allow you to fit larger dishes in there.  That would be nice, because there are times when I want to put something inside that doesn’t quite fit.

Let’s just say, I’m looking forward to these beautiful babies arriving on my doorstep in a few weeks!