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Posted: 10.08.2002
Now with scrubbing bubbles!
As much as I hate to admit it, I'm getting old. I couldn't wait for my husband to get home tonight so we could go buy a new dishwasher. We could've taken a long-overdue vacation with the money we'd saved (since we already have two unused plane tickets). But we didn't. We were responsible and saved for a GE Triton. And I'm happy. That just seems so "wrong" coming from me.

That was the last of the major appliances (other than the hot water heater) left from the original owners. Everything else we've replaced since moving in last summer. The (8-year old) dishwasher that came with the house was so gross. We had to completely wash the dishes by hand before putting them inside. And then at least 1/3 of them would still have film and ick on them when they were done so we'd have to wash them by hand all over again. And it started breaking our drinking glasses recently as well. We basically used the thing for the heat-dry-sanitize alone -- it seemed like "what's the point?" No more though. This baby gets delivered Friday!

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

I just got a new dishwasher a few weeks ago -- it was my first replacement appliance from the previous owner(s), and I think the thing was original. That makes it like 18 years old. It's amazing it still ran at all, but it worked about as well as you old one (without the broken glasses). Congratulations!

¤ ¤ credit: Mike | 10.08.02 at 10:18 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

having a good dishwasher is HUGE! at our old apt. we had a dishwasher that had been recalled and was 15 years old, so i refused to use it. i used it as my "drying rack" instead and did the hand wash thing. just before we moved out, they installed a brand new one. it was awesome, and quiet. now i'm back to an older used model that doesn't do the job it should. :( anyway, YAY for you!!

¤ ¤ credit: Camille | 10.08.02 at 10:34 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Congrats, seriously. I loved buying new appliances for our house in OK. There's something about knowing that you picked it out...

¤ ¤ credit: Susan | 10.09.02 at 01:07 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

What's a holiday? We just keep saving so we can move again ;) Ah, one day I too will dream of buying my own dishwasher (seriously!)

¤ ¤ credit: Jessica Parker | 10.09.02 at 03:49 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Oooh cool..it has the Piranha™ Hard Food Disposer.

¤ ¤ credit: Office Park Dad | 10.09.02 at 07:00 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

They just don't make em like they used to. At our old house, it still had the dishwasher in there from the 70's. NO LIE! The thing was GREAT... well for us, anyway. Bad for the environment. It used SO MUCH water, and the heat that thing kicked out... Daaammmn. Definitely not anything like this energy efficient crap! LOL! HOWEVER, when we sold the house, one of the soap dispensers was starting to act funny... I called to investigate how much it would cost to fix it... they laughed at me when I told them how old it was.

¤ ¤ credit: Jennifer | 10.09.02 at 08:12 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

geezus, that's an "old woman" purchase... when are you gonna start knitting and playing Bingo?

¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 10.09.02 at 02:02 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I love mine! You'll be so happy you spent the extra bucks on yours!

¤ ¤ credit: bird | 10.09.02 at 03:20 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

i am so jealous. i have to do all my dishes by hand.

¤ ¤ credit: jen | 10.09.02 at 07:56 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ohhh! That is nnniiicccee! Hey -- when did we all become so darn domestic?! lol (Yes, we ARE getting old)!! ;)

¤ ¤ credit: christi | 10.09.02 at 10:14 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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