My girlies are so kind as to provide me with the fruit of their rear ends, and to reward them for their selflessness, I feed them the huge quantities of green stuff they demand every time I go into the garden. It takes a lot of storage if you cannot get to the shops every day. (And costs a lot more than the price of a dozen eggs...)
My current fridge-freezer is just not big enough. But it slots into a rather narrow space between a fitted cupboard and a chimney breast. The appliance is just 21.5" wide, with a small gap on either side.
I measured up carefully (OK, not very carefully, not realising how close to my maximum all the new machines would be) and went off to choose a new one.
I chose something like this:
Only dearer, of course. No rubbish for my egg-providers. They save me pennies a week! So I went for the super-duper stainless steel frost-free self-defrosting version with water dispenser for just £699!
This is where it would have been better if my measurements had been of pinpoint accuracy. The fridge is 59.5cm wide, and no matter how many ways I measure it, the gap is at its maximum (this is an old house, no walls are completely straight) just 59.4cm.
There is a little bit of skirting board that might be removed to widen the gap, but here is the $64,000 question.
Will the delivery men wrench in off for me if that will make the f-f fit? And if they do, will the gap be wide enough all the way up?
Watch this space tomorrow for the latest rivetting news.