what makes life easier…

I have so many good things to say about my new Maytag Kitchen.  I could really go on and on about all the things I love about my new appliances…  but the bottom line is, my life is that much easier now than it was 6 months ago, and I am so grateful to Maytag for that! As a busy, overwhelmed mom, I am all about making life easier.  But do you want to know what I have loved the most about Maytag?  The amazing customer service I have received! We have had a few very minor issues, and they were handled so well and so quickly I could hardly believe it!  I was seriously in shock at how fast and well our glitches were resolved.  10 gold starts Maytag!! There is not one of our new appliances that is not used every single day. I bake or cook something on our range every day.  I reheat my coffee in the microwave multiple times a day.  :o)  We run the dishwasher at least once a day!  And obviously…  the fridge is well loved and used! I have never been much of a microwave user, but I have to say, it is so nice to be able to reheat two plates at once in this gigantic beautiful microwave.  When I do need it, I am so grateful that it’s there…  if you have little kids close in age, you know how hard it is for one of them to wait there turn for the other.  Two plates of mac & cheese heated up at once = happy kids and happy mama! The fridge has still not worn off its novelty…  the littles love opening the middle drawer and getting their own apples/carrots/string cheeses out for a snack.  I love that they can grab something healthy, without me having to do it for them!  And I have yet to run out of room in the fridge, even after major Costco-stockup trips! The dishwasher is… well…  a dream.  I barely ever remember to rinse any dishes and have yet to have one dish come out less than perfectly clean.  My kids think it’s the funnest game to load and unload the dishwasher, and you know what?  After not having a working dishwasher at all for about 6+ months…  I think it’s a pretty fun game too!!  (My other favorite feature of our dishwasher?  The “extra dry” function!  No more drippy dishes or leaving the door open for an hour before you can put stuff away!)

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holiday baking extravaganza

I have been baking like crazy this last week!  Have you?  Does your oven put in some serious overtime in December, like mine does?

Caramel corn, peanut butter swirled dark chocolate fudge brownies, sandebakkelse, hawaiian oatmeal cookies…  all sorts of treats for parties and gifts for family and friends.

This winter we have kep the heat in our house down at 67º all the time.  I decided that I would rather spend that electricity money on running the oven and all the twinkle lights we have up for the holidays!

So I have been baking almost every day so that our house is warm and cozy.  The delicious smells don’t hurt anything either!

I had a little wall oven before I got this new Maytag range and I am absolutely in love with my new big, huge oven.  6.2 cubic feet, to be exact!

I used to have to cut off the edges of Costco pizzas in order to fit them into my old oven.

Now I am in heaven…  the other day I cooked a huge turkey and a pan of stuffing all the the same time with ease.  And today I cooked two 9×13” pans of brownies right next to each other!

Have I told you I love this new Maytag oven?   Because I do!  :o)   I am looking forward to the next time I bake pies, being able to fit 3 or 4 in there at the same time.

Oh and the huge front window is so much fun for my boys.  They watch the oven like a tv half the time!

What are your favorite holiday treats to bake?

Disclaimer – I wrote this post participating in an Maytag Moms Dependable Kitchen Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with a Maytag kitchen appliances set, including a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and range to facilitate my post.

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I am so excited…

…to be a part of Maytag Kitchen Ambassadors!

And now you’re thinking “What in the world is that?!” and “Why is she so excited?”, right?

Well, let me tell you!

As a part of Maytag’s Kitchen Ambassador program, my family and I will be receiving a whole new suite of kitchen appliances from Maytag later this month!

(A new range, microwave, fridge and dishwasher!  Eeeek!!!!!  Can you feel the excitement?!)

Ok, so I know this may not be super exciting for you personally, but as my friends I hope you will be excited for me.  And I am thrilled to be able to try out these new appliances and tell you guys all about them!!

Yes, we have a very nice kitchen (thanks to my amazing kitchen designer/builder husband!) but our appliances seem to all be hitting that 10-ish year mark where they all start to die.

Or rather they all start to break down slowly and annoyingly (oven that doesn’t heat well on the bottom, freezer with broken ice maker, dishwasher that just don’t get the dishes very clean, microwave that sparks…) but not enough to justify buying new appliances when money is already tight.

Being a cook and a baker, having an oven that doesn’t heat efficiently is probably my biggest frustration in life.

Being pregnant and needing to drink lots and lots of water makes me very frustrated to not have ice!

And…  I have to pretty much wash all of our dishes before they go into the dishwasher because it doesn’t work well.  Basically, I am exhausted.

And this new set of kitchen appliances could not be coming at a better time, with baby #3 on the way in a few short weeks…  I need all the help in the kitchen that I can get!

Maybe they even be here soon enough for me to get some freezer-meal prep done for baby’s arrival?!

I have to say I am most excited about the range (the oven has a much bigger capacity than our little convection oven) and the new fridge…  I can already feel my life getting a tiny bit easier just thinking about them.

I’m sure I will have lots to share with you guys (and some great pictures!) once the new appliances get here…

And lots more motivation to get into the kitchen and bake and cook new things for you, since I won’t be working with appliances that drive me crazy!

WooHoo!!!

I wrote this post participating in a Maytag Moms Dependable Kitchen Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag.  I was provided with a Maytag kitchen appliances set, including a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and range to facilitate my post.