that sounds familiar) with my best friend (who also has a broken dishwasher). We swore to each other we would not leave the store without buying a replacement for each of us.
Undaunted (or maybe just stupid), Larry and I visited another appliance store on Saturday, determined to emerge victorious. Nada. The fact of the matter is, we cannot understand spending 700 dollars on a machine that will last only 2 - 4 years (if we are lucky). Can someone explain to me the lousy life expectancy of these machines? What is so hard about manufacturing a dishwasher that WASHES DISHES?
So, what with researching dishwashers online (decibel level? repair record? longevity?) and visiting stores and arguing (IN PUBLIC) over whether our machine should be white or black, we are not having the most romantic of Valentine Days here. Larry has gone back to searching Craigslist and I've returned to my Michael Graves dish rack, sadder yet wiser.
But you - the readers of this humble blog - have the power to save my marriage. Please tell me - what brand dishwasher do you have, how long have you had it, how many loads do you do a week, and what repairs (if any) has it needed. Got that?
How many loads per week?
For instance, I have a KitchenAid; it worked for 21 months until the control panel died; I did approximately 12 loads a week; and we needed to replace the door latch at 17 months.
If I get more than 20 responses, I'll pick one commenter randomly to receive...uh...a broken dishwasher? No? Okay, then, how about a Starbucks gift card?
But you can have the dishwasher, too, if you want it...
[Dish soap image: The Ohana Mama]