One Stainless Steel Appliance in My Collection

I really love the look of stainless steel appliances. I do. Of course, when Hubby and I moved into this house 6 years ago, we didn’t have the money for that stuff, and so we just matched the existing dishwasher that came with the house – white. Within a few years, we had to replace the dishwasher, and replaced it with another white model.

A few months ago, the little jobby-do (that would be the technical term for those of you not familiar with the anatomy of a dishwasher) that you close after you put the soap in broke. No big deal, we just put the soap in and hoped for the best. The past week, however, the little latch to open and close the dishwasher started acting a little ooky. And this morning? It broke.

Now, anyone who has a dishwasher knows there is a simple thing going on here: Your dishwasher kinda has to be able to open and shut. And once you’ve shut it and washed the dishes, somehow, you’ve gotta be able to open it again. Like, without using a screwdriver to wedge it open.


So, we ventured to Home Depot this morning. I hate appliance shopping because I find sales people fall into two camps: the ones that know everything about every product or the ones that know nothing about anything. Guess which one we had? We did a lot of wandering around, and finally picked a nice Stainless GE model. I wasn’t going to go for stainless before – they tend to be pricier – but given the promotion they had going on, cost wise, we only came out spending about $10 more with the stainless than the white model, and this means that from here on out, I can argue to replace any further appliance breakdowns with stainless as well (but only when they break – no frivolous appliance buying here!).

Wednesday, they’ll deliver and install our new dishwasher. In the meantime, I think maybe we’ll have to use paper plates. The thought of doing dishes by hand until then does NOT appeal to me.

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