So remember me telling you about my dishwasher….Read it HERE if you missed it.
Well the “fix” that Craig and I thought we did…didn’t work. UGH. I was so disappointed. I debated back and forth….do I call a repair person or do I put the money I’d spend on a repair person toward a new dishwasher. I debated for a couple days. I had more or less made the descision to get a new but thought I’d ask the opinion of the kids first.
So I went on the Messenger ap and asked in our family chat what everyone thought. I said, I was thinking that I’d get a new dishwasher but wondered if I was giving up to quick. Well…then Kalissa chimed in and said, “Can you wait until Thursday?” Well this was Thanksgiving week when this happened and I was frustrated. I really didn’t care if the dishwasher was $10 cheaper because of Black Friday. I wanted what I wanted and doubted the one I wanted was on sale. So I wrote back and said, “No, I didn’t want to wait for Black Friday for a dishwasher”. I wrote that if I told Buck what I wanted, he could likely bring it when he came for Thanksgiving.
That’s when I got a phone call from Kalissa telling me that I ruin every surprise. Here that’s what the kids were planning to do for me for birthday/Christmas. UGH.
Well we soon found out that getting a dishwasher wasn’t as easy as we thought. It had to be ordered….and it wouldn’t be here for Thanksgiving. UGH….So I spent two weeks washing dishes by hand.
On Friday the 13th, the boys installed my dishwasher.
I love it. Although the kids offered to pay for it, I opted to get a better model and pay for part of it myself. This is the one I got….
The reason I picked it…it has a third rack at the top. See?
It’s just a narrow rack but it’s perfect for odd things like knives and scrapers….sippy cup lids, bottle nipples and the like.
I used to have all of that in my top rack and it took up so much room. I didn’t know if was an option until I started looking at dishwashers.
Of course that third rack raised the price but I was okay with that.
I did a big debate on color. I had all white appliances in my kitchen. At the time we bought them we wanted something more classic and stainless was more expensive. Well that ship has sailed. WHITE is now more expensive than stainless. I decided to get stainless. Now all the appliances don’t match but I’m okay with that. The dishwasher is on a different wall from the the stove and refrigerator so it’s not as noticeable. With my refrigerator luck, I’ll need one of those in a couple years…so I’ll upgrade those then.
This dishwasher is MUCH quieter. Part of me was really frustrated that the old washer didn’t last longer…but if you think about it, we will soon have been in this house for five years. I’ve done childcare the whole time. Most days, I do two loads a day…occasionally three. Many people only use their dishwasher every other day….so I am using a dishwasher much more than most people…so I guess five years isn’t terrible in my case.
This is one of those cases where people think childcare providers “make so much money”…we have lots of expenses like new dishwashers too.
For curious minds:
This is the one I bought. Link HERE.
I preferred the controls to be hidden but I did want that third rack. It was a compromise and so far, the childcare kiddos have left the buttons alone.
It was on sale when we ordered it. It was about $150 cheaper than shown here.
A big shout out to Craig for helping me try to fix the old one, to Buck for picking it up and delivering…to Buck and Karl for installing it and the girls for paying for part of it. I really think it was the right choice to get a new one. I didn’t realize how badly the old one needed to be replaced until I see how REALLY clean my dishes are now. As far as dishwashing goes…I couldn’t be happier.