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There should be a law against these god damn things. If I did not know where the refrigerator was I would probably not recognize it thinking it is just a big box with crap posted all over the front of it and side of it. Then I get looked at like a criminal when stuff falls off it because I simply want to get something from inside the refrigerator and I leave it where it lands. Hell I have no idea where it should go. I have never used the refrigerator in my life as a reminder/keep important documents system. Thanks for listening to my rant.


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our new fridge doesnt have a magnetic front, and only one side is showing. it definitely makes it look nicer, less clutter, and shit isn't constantly falling off of it. I have to say, I'm totally okay with non-magnetic fridges.



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our new fridge doesnt have a magnetic front, and only one side is showing. it definitely makes it look nicer, less clutter, and shit isn't constantly falling off of it. I have to say, I'm totally okay with non-magnetic fridges.


Nice! I will have to make sure our next one is like that.


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"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
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You sure are a grumpy1.


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To each his own.
I have put off buying a new refrigerator because they will not hold magnets.
Like my pic's
That old coldspot is over thirty year old and I sweat when it fails.
 
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I moved our old fridge out into the shop for extra drink storage and the like. It still has all the magnetic letters that the kids played with when they were little. Pictures of them as little kids are all over it. Even a calendar or two with events that are years out of date.
Sometimes I stop and look at it just because.
The new fridge has all the current stuff stuck to it with magnets. Magnets that are stout enough to stay stuck, I might add.
But then again, I’m the sentimental sort.
 
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grumpy1, where do you display your magnets from Rock Auto? Every red-blooded American man has a collection of Rock Auto magnets. Right?? LOL.

Mrs.BurtonRW and I only have a couple of things we collect on our travels - lapel pins and refrigerator magnets. They're cheap, easy, and don't take up much space.

We're running out of space on our refrigerator and the only solution I see is to buy a larger one, but I sympathize with 45 Cal's observation about non-magnetic panels on newer units. I've wondered how I could apply a thin layer of something magnetic to them in order to keep the tradition alive. Otherwise, it will have to be magnetic paneling on the cabinet doors, which would probably be much easier anyway and give us more room for our collection.

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My wife has ours covered with the things, including one of my own from Rock Auto. The ones like the Rock Auto one lay flat, but many of hers stick out quit a bit, and I am forever knocking them off when I go into the fridge.



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Use the right kind of magnets, and they will not fall or get knocked off, nor will anything they’re holding there. Wink

Some time ago The Wall Street Journal had an article about refrigerators with stainless steel fronts that don’t hold magnets and how that was a significant issue for some people. Shortly thereafter I bought a new (white) Maytag refrigerator and magnets stick to it just fine. It’s such a difficult choice: A smart, contemporary look (assuming we keep the fingerprints polished off), or being able to display our 1/4 MOA groups for everyone to see?




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...Mrs.BurtonRW and I only have a couple of things we collect on our travels - lapel pins and refrigerator magnets. They're cheap, easy, and don't take up much space...


Mrs. Sigmund and I bring home these magnets for the very same reason. Once we're home we also mail some to our daughter and my mom.
 
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You sure are a grumpy1.


LOL, not usually too much but on this topic I can be.


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What's worse than fridge magnets is bad fridge magnets. Get rid of all the shitty free magnets that can't hold onto there own selves and get on Amazon and buy some good magnets. That will eliminate the frustration of things falling off all the time at least.

Plus, if you get some really strong tiny ones they are a pain in the ass to remove. If you can't get the magnets off the fridge, you can't put anything up with them!




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Use the right kind of magnets, and they will not fall or get knocked off, nor will anything they’re holding there. Wink


Nice. I also took apart a couple of old hard drives and the magnets in them are surprisingly strong but I keep them in the basement workshop.


“When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”
― Benjamin Franklin
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
― Margaret Thatcher
 
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What's worse than fridge magnets is bad fridge magnets. Get rid of all the shitty free magnets that can't hold onto there own selves and get on Amazon and buy some good magnets. That will eliminate the frustration of things falling off all the time at least.

Plus, if you get some really strong tiny ones they are a pain in the ass to remove. If you can't get the magnets off the fridge, you can't put anything up with them!


Good point and yes are mostly crummy ones.


“When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”
― Benjamin Franklin
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
― Margaret Thatcher
 
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Use the right kind of magnets, and they will not fall or get knocked off, nor will anything they’re holding there. Wink


Nice. I also took apart a couple of old hard drives and the magnets in them are surprisingly strong but I keep them in the basement workshop.



I also use the magnets from old hard drives. As you said VERY strong and won't fall off very easily.
 
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It’s such a difficult choice: A smart, contemporary look (assuming we keep the fingerprints polished off), or being able to display our 1/4 MOA groups for everyone to see?


LOL. I see what you did there. Big Grin

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Another source of "free" rare-earth magnets are old electric toothbrush heads. The Phillips versions have a pair of rare-earth magnets attached to a base that can be cut off the rest of the head. The base makes for a very good handle and what ever they are holding goes nowhere.
 
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First World problem. If the biggest problem to complain about is refrigerator magnets then life can't be too bad...and I envy those who have such problems.

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Use the right kind of magnets, and they will not fall or get knocked off, nor will anything they’re holding there. Wink

Some time ago The Wall Street Journal had an article about refrigerators with stainless steel fronts that don’t hold magnets and how that was a significant issue for some people. Shortly thereafter I bought a new (white) Maytag refrigerator and magnets stick to it just fine. It’s such a difficult choice: A smart, contemporary look (assuming we keep the fingerprints polished off), or being able to display our 1/4 MOA groups for everyone to see?


LOL. Outstanding outlook! Smile
 
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I've wondered how I could apply a thin layer of something magnetic to them in order to keep the tradition alive.

Maybe use those white, printable magnetic sheets like these: Avery White Magnetic Sheets.

You could cut out bits small enough to be invisible behind your magnets but big enough so the magnet has something to stick to, then secure the cut-out bits from the sheet to the non-magnetic fridge surface with your choice of adhesive (i.e. double-stick tape, 3M 'Command' removable, etc.)
 
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Back in the old days there was a substance we called "glue". Worked just fine. You could probably obtain some and just use that in place of these magnets you speak of. When we built this house we bought a new refrigerator and it has panels of Stainless steel. The grade or mix of which just doesn't lend itself to being magnetic.

One of the problems the earlier posters are complaining about isn't just that their magnets don't stick, its that they want to put something under the magnet and still have it hold.

I've seen canvas, glossy and other printer paper. Maybe someone should come out with magnetic paper. It would let you put your treasured photos up without a stupid commercial message.


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