Do you have a room in your house that you hate? A room that you try to ignore as much as possible because it kills you that this atrocity lives in your house? For me, that room is our kitchen. When we first moved into our new (old) house, I swore up and down that our kitchen would be the first thing to go. 2 years later… we still have the same old kitchen. It’s pretty horrendous. The cabinets are uneven and chipped, the countertops have knife marks on them, the appliances are old and don’t work properly and the backsplash was painted a horrid green color (hallelujah the Hubs remedied that one.)
The kitchen is supposed to be the heart of the home. We spend so much time in this room, cooking delicious meals that warm and nourish our family. The kitchen is always the hub when entertaining. The room where guests congregate to sip wine, nibble and chat. To put it frankly, it kind of sucks when your kitchen is an embarrassment. It’s the room that I would most love to show off, especially as a creative living blogger.
This is what my kitchen looks like:
This is what my dream kitchen looks like:
One of the things that makes it extra hard that our kitchen is in such disrepair is that our last two home were BRAND NEW. We were the first owners of each and we were able to select our granite countertops, our cabinet colors and whether we wanted white black or stainless steel appliances. Speaking of appliances, we had Frigidaire appliances at both of our previous homes and we got spoiled. The appliances from “other manufacturers” in our new home just don’t live up.
The Hubs and I have been brainstorming ways that we can fix up our kitchen on a budget. My Dad is a builder and has volunteered to come up for the weekend for a few weeks and help us DIY remodel our kitchen. It’s one of those things we need to take him up on, sooner rather than later.
You know what they say about “if you put it out there, the universe will deliver?” The Hubs and I had just started researching kitchen reno ideas when I received an email. I was at the Seattle airport, waiting for my flight to a blogger conference when I received an email that almost made me pee my pants with excitement.
“Would you be interested in being one of the Fridgidaire #TestDriveMoms and trying out their new Frigidaire Gallery OrbitClean Dishwasher?”
Do fridges keep your food cool? Do ovens keep your food hot? Do toasters make your bread toasty? Heck yes I’d like to be one of the #TestDriveMoms!
A few weeks later this beauty arrived.
Yes, it’s the Frigidaire Gallery OrbitClean Dishwasher and we LOVE it! It’s stainless steel, it’s quiet, it has a fun little green light that shines on your floor to let you know that the dishes are clean and ready to be unloaded, it get’s dishes squeaky clean, it dries glasses without spots, it has a special little attachment to keep your wine glasses safe, it has a ton of room, it’s stainless steel, but most importantly it’s Frigidaire and with Frigidaire you know that you are getting quality.
As you may have noticed, I’ve been canning up a storm lately and that means lots and lots of dishes. I decided to put the Frigidaire Gallery OrbitClean Dishwasher to the test by loading it up with 3 flats of brand new mason jars- 24- 1 liter mason jars and 12- 500ml mason jars. That’s 36 mason jars in one dishwasher people! The result?
My OrbitClean handled it like a champ. I was able to load 36 mason jars into the dishwasher without a problem and they came out clean, dry and speckle free. I’d say that’s a win! There’s no way our old dishwasher could do that!
Check out this video to see why the dishwasher is called the OrbitClean and all of the fab features! Now… if I could only get my kitchen looked as nice as the one in the video, we’d be all set!
Tell me… Do you like your kitchen? What are your favorite things and your least favorite things about your kitchen space?
“Disclosure: I am part of the Frigidaire Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”