Saturday, December 11, 2010

Yes, it's a refrigerator

The Mighty Fang appears to find it tasty...

Now that I Google that brand name, I find out that I just bought a Chinese-made refrigerator :(. Oh well, at least the various hard parts (thermostat, defrost timer, etc.) are generic parts -- the defrost timer, for example, is identical to the one that was in the Whirlpool that was hauled away.

-- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


  1. My friend lives in a town that used to make appliances, but the factory closed down in the last 5 years.

    I did notice when the fridge that was probably 20 years old was replaced that the electric bill went down by 25%, I hope you can take a bit of consolation in that.

  2. Is it quiet? I bought a new one when we moved 4 years ago, w/o really knowing what I was doing. Turns out the thing is rather loud. My wife claims not to hear it, but it's very obvious when it turns "off." So annoying. If I could find a list of the best, quietest refrigerators I would be very interested.

  3. Buying Chinese isn't really avoidable. The only reasonably priced box I can find still made in the USA is U-Line, which makes the little dorm and under-counter units. Sub Zero still makes stuff here, but you'd need a 2nd mortgage to buy one of those.

  4. Nunya, according to the label, this one should cost me $1 per week to run.

    Dope - nope, it's somewhat loud. It makes gurgling sounds as well as a "huuuuuummmmm" when the compressor is running. Luckily my bedroom is at the end of a long hallway (this side of the duplex is laid out sort of like a shotgun house, long and skinny).

    Mule - at least the U.S. brands have parts distribution here, even if the actual parts are made in China. That's why I don't recommend buying a Chinese motor scooter, you can't get parts for'em...

    - Badtux the Refrigerated Penguin

  5. You might like the first joke here. This is some newer stuff from Josh Blue, and it's not the CP shtick, and the way he deals with the heckler is hilarious.


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