The refrigerator report
I've been living with my new refrigerator for about a month now, and I love it. What I particularly like about it are the "Biofresh" compartments - the sealed drawers with adjustable humidity for storing fresh food. (Biofresh is term used by the manufacturer, Liebherr, but other manufacturers use other terms for it.) The humidity can be set to low for meats, fish and cheeses, and high for fruit and vegetables. And, there are three big drawers - way more than a regular refrigerator. I have one for cheese and cold cuts and smoked fish and things, and two for fruit and vegetables.
I love my fruit and veggies, and also love going to markets where I invariably buy Way Too Much of something or other. The excess produce used to either get bad very quickly or get all dessicated and fridge-burned. Neither happens in the Biofresh compartments! I've had a cucumber in there for almost 3 weeks now (I know...I shouldn't have vegetables that old, I should plan ahead blabla) and it's still crisp and edible. Tender butterhead/Bibb type lettuce leaves in particular used to go slimy or dry-crispy too fast, but no longer.
On the other end of the scale, the cheese stored in the 'dry' drawer doesn't get moldy nearly as fast. But, for me it's the high-humidity drawer that truly shines.
The other thing I like about the fridge is that the controls are right on the front, and that it beeps if the door is kept open too long - which means more than about a minute. Now, if only it would beep at me if I overeat from it...