Last Day of the Dishwasher

In August, when the stove died, we also bought a dishwasher because ours was making a lot of concerning sounds and we learned with the stove that if you need to buy something today your choices are limited. So we have waited nearly four months for the arrival of said dishwasher, but the day has nearly arrived and the new dishwasher will be delivered tomorrow!

In late September, the floorboards in the front room started to warp. I thought about it for about a week or so before I put together the small amount of water that sometime appeared at the foot of the dishwasher with the fact that perhaps even more water was coming from the dishwasher and getting under the floorboards. So we stopped using the dishwasher for a two-week trial.

And the floors went down a little, so we just kept hand washing the dishes. Talk about a chore that is thankless! I remembered why, in my pre-dishwasher days, I only kept four forks available.

This was the dishwasher that came with the house and it’s showing its age. Matt got tired of having to carefully place the silverware in the basket to avoid the holes and he bought us a new basked a few years ago. But the rest has done hard work getting our dishes clean for 15 years. You can see how some of the prongs on the racks have broken off and become rusty.

While I think 15 years is a bit on the low side…[pause for googling]…No, and Consumer Reports says 10 years is how long many dishwasher last. So we got an extra 5 years out of ours. Thanks dishwasher, for all your cleaning power!

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