LG’s “Come Dine with Me” Save (my) Holiday Sanity $250 Amex Gift Card #Giveaway

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2 weeks from today, in all likelihood, the kids will be beyond worn out, the presents will be opened, and while probably not cleaned up, dinner will be over.  What stays behind is what I like to call THE AFTERMATH.  If you are lucky, dinner guests have helped to clean up the kitchen, perhaps loading your dishwasher, storing leftovers in the fridge, running those holiday table linens through the washing machine and dryer.  If you are REALLY lucky (read: not me!) you have a double oven range and didn’t make an enormous mess inside of your oven trying to wedge too many dishes in at once, because dinner is at one time and there is just never, ever enough room for all of those sides with the main dish.

If you are not quite so lucky, chances are, 2 weeks from right now, you’ll be breaking down recyclable boxes, wadding up that wrapping paper (it IS recyclable, don’t throw it out!!) and then getting down to the task at hand- cleaning up THE AFTERMATH.  I can tell you that with my tiny little kitchen, things get- and stay- messy quite fast.  LG has many appliances that can help make your- and my- holiday dinners far easier, simpler, and less stressful (less MESSY!) overall…hence the Come Dine with Me campaign. 

Having a three-door French-door refrigerator with lots and lots of capacity (say around 31 cubic feet?) like would really help me – not just in clean up, but in keeping foods at the proper (and safe) temperature, and with LG’s Smart Cooling Plus system, when the kids forget to close the door all the way, or the house gets really hot with all of the extra bodies in there…I can rest assured that the fridge will self-regulate itself!  When Uncle Don’s fruitcake just won’t fit AND let the door close, but he decides to shove it in and the door stays slightly ajar, I wouldn’t have to stress that any foods spoiled.    With the 3-Tier Organization Freezer system below, when it was time for dessert, I could grab that well-hidden Jubilee Roll (family tradition) that the kids never saw because it was on the bottom level of the 3-Tier Organization™ Freezer system ) and surprise the whole family. With french doors, getting in and out of the fridge is a breeze- I’ve coveted one of these since my mom got one about 5.5 years ago.  I think I literally drooled when I saw that beautiful piece of art (I mean appliance!)

Cooking?  Not a problem with the double-oven ranges from LG.  This is something I dream of having…maybe someday.  I have spent many hours daydreaming of a double-oven range, since I knew they existed (guess what else my mom had!!)- having that extra space, cooking side dishes or desserts that need a different temperature than the main dish or others would just be all.kinds.of.awesome.  Plus, if you are just, say, warming up some leftovers, or only need to heat a small dish, you don’t need to use the power or gas to heat the entire oven- only the oven you are using at the time.  Sure seems to make a lot more sense than what I have.    I have this idea in my head that with an LG Double-Oven Range, I could, indeed, be the next Martha Stewart.  That may not happen, but I don’t know anyone who HAS a double oven range that wishes they didn’t.  I don’t think it’s something you can “go back” from – once you go double, you never go back!

Aunt Nelly’s holiday table linens have served their purpose, having covered the table and laps, but now need to be cleaned.  Having an energy efficient washer with steam technology means you can toss them in and be confident they’ll come out clean, ready to be stored until next year!!  I have some mad love for my front loader, although I fear my own has seen better days…we’ll be in the market very soon for a new one.  I have my eye on the LG Ultra-Capacity SteamWasher™ with 6Motion™ Technology.

Uncle Don’s fruitcake that is (inevitably) left on the plates and cakes won’t stand up to the low-energy consumption dishwashers from LG.  With the built-in food disposer and self-cleaning filter, Uncle Don may never know that none of you actually did eat that fruitcake (Please note, this is a fictitious Uncle Don, and no fruitcakes were wasted nor feelings hurt from said fictitious fruitcakes being wasted)!  All kidding aside, how DID people survive holiday meals without a dishwasher?  I can’t imagine, but I can promise you, it makes me very, very appreciative of my dishwasher, even if it is on its last legs (maybe I can check a LG dishwasher out soon here at the Bargains house?!).  My mom used to host holiday meals for at least 30 people EVERY SINGLE HOLIDAY.  Doing the math in my head to figure out how many dishes that meant makes my head spin- let alone how much time and effort it would take to clean all of those dishes!!

The fourteen bowls of chex mix and peanuts that were dumped in many places of your living room rug will clean up easily with a good vaccuum- I think you may remember the LG Kompressor Pet Care Vaccuum I checked out a few months ago- I can tell you that would make very short work of cleaning up crumbs and dry spills on your carpets, rugs and floors.

As you can see- LG appliances sure would make MY holiday meals easier- in prep and in cleanup.  Have YOU tried LG appliances?  What do you have?

One of my readers will win a $250 Amex Gift Card to celebrate LG’s Come Dine With Me campaign.
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I received a gift card in exchange for this post.  Opinions are my own.

 

 

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  • Entered Blue Cash Everyday & Blue Cash Preferred Giveaway.

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  • I would love these!

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  • My oven gave up the ghost and with a VA disability pension, I’m not buying a new one any time soon, so the LG double-oven range would be a blessing beyond belief!

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    • My oven gave up the ghost and with a VA disability pension, I’m not buying a new one any time soon, so the LG double-oven range would be a blessing beyond belief!
      I don’t know why that’s posted about my congressman, that was unintentional.

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  • entered gelpro mat giveaway

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  • The double range oven would be a nice Christmas present!

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  • I would love the LG double oven, it would be great not to waste a lot of money to heat up a whole oven, when you rarely need that much space.

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  • I love the LG double oven range with InfraGrill™ system ! I could feed an army quickly and effortlessly with this range. I would be so easy to coordinate making multiple dishes. I could throw away my toaster oven and not have to cook in advance and reheat so many dishes in my microwave!

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  • I could really use a dishwasher since mine has been broken for 2 years now.

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  • Love LG!

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  • LG please come into my life very needed replacement on appliances. Refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster all need replaced. Nothing last as long as it use to. Disable mother needs any help given, thanks.

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  • Oh my gosh! what I wouldn’t give for new LG appliances! I am renting now & stuck with older basic appliances. The oven doesn’t cook evenly so I am constantly having to alter the bake times. I am baking brownies & pumpkin pies right now.

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  • The LG LFX28979SB Refrigerator Ultra-Capacity 3 Door French Door Refrigerator with Dual Ice Maker would help me make my Holiday dinner a hit. It has more space to get more organized, The two ice makers will help us keep plenty of ice on hand to serve the whole party. And with French-doors it’s will be real easy getting food in or out of this refrigerator.

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  • I need a new dishwasher HELP!!!

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  • email under: e.ringwald at yahoo

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  • A washer/dryer to clean the holiday tablecloths, pillows and linens would be wonderful.

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  • very nice appliances! I would like to compare their fridge to a samsung.

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  • the pet care vacuum would be wonderful! over the holidays, my family brings their hairy pets over with out pets…crazy hair everywhere

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  • The
    three -door french-door refrigerator would be awesome!

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  • I’ll take 39 today

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  • I would love to have that refrigerator.

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  • The LG LFX28979ST Refrigerator would be the best fit for me. It would fit all the food best. thank you so much =]

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  • I would love an LG double oven!

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  • Ultra-Large Capacity 4 Door French Door Refrigerator

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  • The pet care vacuum would be super awesome:)

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  • The double oven range would help me out.

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  • i entered colorforms

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  • Well if i had my way i’d love Adele under my tree, but i hope she is doing well after her surgery.

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  • The three-door French-door refrigerator would be an awesome addition to my kitchen. I have an LG microwave with a toaster built in and I love it.

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  • The LG LDG3015SB double oven would make a huge, helpful difference!

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  • I haven’t had an opportunity to try any of the LG appliances, yet – my whirlpool gold are still too new to replace. But that $250 Amex gift card sure would come in handy.

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  • I haven’t tried any LG appliances yet, but I really love the design of their refrigerators!

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  • I so love my LED 3D TV 47LW5600 and a gift card would be nice also i know my son wants something big this year also

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  • I would love to have the LG Ultra-Capacity SteamWasher™ with 6Motion™ Technology. I have children that love to play with their food and in dirt….

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  • Would love the Fridge. My ice maker is not working in my present one. Was hoping for 1 for Christmas, but dew to my husband having 2 brain tumors removed we just could not afford it.

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  • The double oven range would be awesome!!!

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  • the infra grill! wow! that would be awesome!

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  • i would so love the LFX25991ST
    Super-Capacity 3 Door French Door Refrigerator with Smart Cooling Plus that is soooooooooooooooo huge and would hold all of our baked goods at christmas..my fridge is so dinky

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  • InfraGrill™ system would change my life! I cook everyday and it’s a challenge, this would certainly make life easier!

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  • The LG Range Model LDE3017ST!!!! I would love to wake up to this (already installed, of course) on Christmas morning!!

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  • The refrigertor

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  • blue 12/20

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  • The LMX28988ST Ultra-Large Capacity 4 Door French Door Refrigerator with Ice & Water Dispenser would help me SO much. I am currently trying to fit a too-big turkey into an already full fridge and it isn’t going very well….

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  • entered miche bag giveaway

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  • i really like the the LG LSC23924ST refrigerator – i really need a bigger one!

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

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  • This fridge would make life so much easier: Model LFX31925ST

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  • The LDE3015ST double range. Most beautiful thing! Would help me at Holidays, and for parties, being able to cook almost everything at once

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  • I entered the GelPro Kitchen Mat giveaway

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  • I entered to win the GelPro mat

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  • the Large Capacity 3 Door French Door Refrigerator (30″ Width)

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  • The Kompressor™ so I could clean up before dinner.

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