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My new Frigidaire fridge: no fingerprints

Fingerprints on appliances are ugly, but our new Frigidaire refrigerator is gorgeous.  And I don’t really clean it.  I mean, a wipe here and there if there’s a big dollop of ketchup, but that’s really it.  And yet it has no fingerprints.  It has a special coating that keeps fingerprints off of the surface, and it’s genius.

The downside?  No magnets.  And this is the part of the review where I have to complain about my husband.  When the appliances were getting installed I was warned not to put anything at all sharp on their surfaces.  No magnets.  The installer even looked at my discount, recycled, scratchy paper towels and suggested that we get them nice and wet before using them to clean.  I thought that maybe he was going a bit too far with that, but I dutifully relayed the “no magnets” instruction to The Ass.

So what does he do?  Does he listen?  No.  He says “We have kids, we need magnets on the fridge.  Period.”  I freaked out a little and reminded him that we were just told that our paper towels might be too scratchy, and he wanted to put something sharp on there?  It’s one of those times when I just should have insisted, but I never would have heard the end of it.  So, he put some magnets on.  And a few days later, sure enough, I noticed scratches.  From the magnets being dragged around by the kids, probably.  I went ballistic and went upstairs and yelled at him for not listening to logic.

Did I mention it was two in the morning?  Yeah, he was not happy.

Anyway, I spent have an hour wiping that part of the fridge with layer after layer of stainless steel cleaner.  And while I could show you exactly where the scratches are, I think at this point they’re not at all obvious to someone who doesn’t know they’re there.  But I know they’re there, and they will serve as a constant reminder that sometimes my husband has to be treated like a two-year-old.  :-)

So, if you’re considering a Frigidaire Professional fridge (or any of that line of appliances, really) you have to ask yourself what’s more important: magnets or a clean, shiny surface?  For me, hands down the choice would be a clean surface.  We want the kids drawings and schoolwork hanging in the kitchen, but we’ll find another way.  I’d rather have a fridge that looks beautiful with zero effort from me.

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I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive Campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Frigidaire and received a Frigidaire Refrigerator, Range/Microwave, Washer/Dryer set, and a Dishwasher to facilitate my review.

Originally posted on Selfish Mom. All opinions expressed on this website come straight from Amy unless otherwise noted. This post has a Compensation Level of 2. Please visit Amy’s Full Disclosure page for more information. Amy also blogs at Filming In Brooklyn, Behind the Screen, and the NYC Moms Blog.

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6 Responses to “My new Frigidaire fridge: no fingerprints”

  1. Una on March 29th, 2010 11:01 am

    Remember that chrome garbage can we all had!!! I think Mommy still has hers!!! That thing was the WORST with fingerprints. Isn’t technology amazing. I bet the guy who spent countless hours studying chemical engineering will be on his death bed like “I invented that stuff that makes fingerprints not show up on stainless steel appliances…I can now die a happy man!!” Hee hee hee

  2. Amy on March 29th, 2010 11:31 am

    @Una – Yes! That thing never looked clean, and Mommy is a compulsive cleaner.

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  6. Patricia Browning on September 3rd, 2011 9:32 pm

    we just purchased a frigidare fridge and are very unhappy with it, I do love the no finger prints. But the ice come out so fast that we have to hang a washrag on the door. We have been told to just use a bowl to get the ice. For over $1500, I don’t think that is right. Still working with the company, and sure hope they can do something so we don’t have to get one that works ok.