You know how you hear about contests or giveaways or programs and a specific person pops into your head, like “HOLY CRAP SHE WOULD BE PERFECT FOR THAT!”

Well the program was the second round of MomCentral’s Frigidaire Test Drive Campaign and the person who found out was Emily and the person she told was me. New house, borrowed appliances and a strong desire for cooking and baking. I applied immediately and was chosen to be a part of the team in charge of testing Frigidaire’s new professional series range and microwave.

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I. am. lucky.

I know this.

And I’ve already tested nearly half of bells and whistles on these stainless steel beauties.

There is a button on the microwave that melts butter perfectly.

The oven’s bottom rack slides out as you open the door.

The gas range has five burners, the middle one that can be switched out to a cast iron griddle.

gas. lots of it.

I’ve lived with a hand me down microwave over a decade old for the last four years.

I’ve only baked with the most entry level of stoves and ranges, so entry level in fact that if I stepped away from anything cooking or baking in or on them it would surely end up burnt and sticky. I spent a lot of uneccesarry time parked in front of my oven but for the most part things turned out right.


The first round of Frigidaire appliances promised moms more me-time, to do other things instead of hang out by our appliances waiting for them to do their tasks (and hopefully properly.) In conjunction with the test drive of these appliances by dozens of different moms, Frigidaire has set up the Spin and Win campaign, where you can spin to win one of several different daily prizes or the grand prize, a new Frigidaire Affinity washer and dryer. Also for each spin Frigidaire will donate $1 (up to $250,000) to Save the Children.

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

So, any challenges for me and my new appliances? My first one? Remember my big fat Ciabatta Fail? IT SHALL BE RECTIFIED.


  1. My stovetop has like two settings, chilled and boil. Seriously, oh what I wouldn’t do for a new stove. That must be lovely!

    Casey Reply:

    @Amys blah, blah, blogging, And I’ll be the boiled turns to nasty place mess on the bottom of the pan quickly. At least that’s what has happened in my experience.

  2. Gorgeous!
    My husband is the cook at our house and is drooling over your stove/oven, but especially over your one button melts the butter microwave!

    Casey Reply:

    @Erika, There’s also a melto chocolate button and a soften ice cream button.

  3. I’ve never anticipated getting gas so much in my life. I can’t wait!!!!!!!

    Casey Reply:

    @DesignHER Momma, Oh the gas jokes are never going to stop between our zip codes.

  4. Guuuurl, you must be livin’ right!

    Casey Reply:

    @Jen L., For the month I completely agree. Besides 2009 owes us all shiny new appliances.

  5. Ooh, shiny… Enjoy!

    Casey Reply:

    @Elizabeth Kaylene, Even better (shh, don’t tell) the steel doesn’t get as many fingerprints as my dads steel appliances. Less cleaning for meeeee!

  6. THERE’S A SOFTEN ICE CREAM BUTTON? That’s awesome. And totally designed by a woman.

    Casey Reply:

    @Lauryn, Designed by a woman who was sick and tired of every single spoon in the house being bent.

  7. My heart – it’s going pitter-patter pitter-patter.

    The shiny.

    And the glossy beautiful floors.

    And is that the Limited Edition Kitchenaid 90th Anniversary Mixer? (Ok, off topic… but still!)

    Lucky lucky lady!

    Please bake and cook one of everything. Then tell me how delicious it is. (You may want to enlist help or invest in elastic pants. I’d go the elastic pants route but to each her own.)

    Congrats and YAY!

    Casey Reply:

    @ClassyFabSarah, Why don’t you just come over? This is what I don’t get. It’s not like you’re in California or something. You’re just over there.

  8. I have two things for you. First, how in the world do you keep your kitchen that clean? I realize it’s fairly new but holy moly, it’s so clean. Second, I love the fact that you used the word “rectified.” That’s like a $.50 word if I ever heard one.

    Casey Reply:

    @Ami, The kitchen is Cody’s domain. It’s all he’s in charge of and he does a good job.

  9. Amy in StL says:

    What about a cheesecake? Or something in a water bath? My oven is entirely unpredictable in it’s temperature so I’m very jealous.

  10. congrats Casey! You deserve it! I am on team Fridge!