Thursday, March 4, 2010
If You Have the Extra Fridge
My extra fridge will be made ready for Pesach by the end of today. Why? Six reasons. First, it's one less appliance to wrestle with in the week before Pesach. The fridge portion gets double lined so that, if needed, fruits and veggies and drinks can still be stored in it that aren't Pesachdik. The only cleaning needed in the week before Pesach is to remove the extra linings carefully. The freezer will be ready for Pesach. Two, since most of the butcher shops in the NY area will already start having kosher for Passover meats beginning this week, it allows for some relatively leisurely shopping and provides a place to freeze those meats for the next few weeks. Empire products in the supermarkets already have the OUP on them. Three, in case something goes on sale you have a way to take advantage of the sale because you have freezer space to hold the items. Four, the closer you come to Pesach the surer you are to find that prices have gone up beyond what you paid for items only a few short weeks ago. Buying early because you have a place to store those items means you won't be hit with all of the price raises. Five, the stores are definitely less crowded now. You are going to have a more peaceful shopping experience without battling the crowds. Six, given the way our winter weather has been unfurling I wouldn't be at all surprised to see snow in March. We've already had the experience in NY of a blizzard at the end of March. If you have that extra fridge it is so worth the effort to get it Pesach ready now. And just as a reminder, vinegar makes an excellent cleaner for the inside of the fridge--pesachdik one of course.