In Just a few weeks, appliance company Amana will unveil a refrigerator that will make most parent happy. The Amana Jot will have a surface that can be used as dry-erase board and also still hold your favorite magnets.
Appliance designers kicked around the idea of a chalkboard surface but quickly dropped it — too messy. Audrey Reed-Granger, Whirlpool Corp spokeswoman says more than half of American households have at least two refrigerators. “This could become the fun fridge No. 2 in the garage or the basement or the game room. The time was right to bring it to the U.S. marketplace. It was a hole waiting to be filled.”
The Jot will come in white in the standard freezer-on-top size, will cost $499 and will be available at major and independent appliance retailers.
It also will come with two Crayola dry-erase markers in black and blue.
“Let people have fun with it. Tell the kids it’s OK to write on the fridge.”