All through the preliminary shock of the pandemic, Central Floridians frantically searched for meat, bread, rest room paper and hand sanitizer — typically to obtain empty cabinets.
Now, far more than 7 months later, there’s a new scarcity: appliances.
“We’ve bought a lot more freezers in the past number of months than probably in the last five several years. It is insane,” said Stuart Kimball, president of Southeast Steel Appliance Warehouse, a relatives-owned organization in Orlando.
Equipment stores are struggling to discover inventory in domestic appliances across the board — all the things from refrigerators to ovens is on