Our dishwasher stopped working (and I started pulling my hair out) last July. This is the second dishwasher fail in 7 years. With the help of Google and Whirlpool Customer Service I did some troubleshooting. I even turned off the circuit breaker to the dishwasher for a month to see if that did the trick (internet told me it would). No luck. After a few months I called an appliance repair guy and paid him $50 for him to tell me that I’d be better off purchasing a new dishwasher than fixing the old. He suggested a few models, all around the same $400 price point. While $400 for a dishwasher isn’t unreasonable, it is still four hundred dollars that we don’t want to spend on a dishwasher. So we haven’t.
It’s been 9 months and our old (broken) dishwasher is still wasting kitchen space. For the first few months, I would get myself all worked up (several times a day) over people using multiple cups, wanting both a fork AND a spoon, and generally making more work for the human dishwasher, ME. Well, I have actually grown accustomed to letting dirty dishes pile in the sink throughout the day – I usually wash them all at once after dinner.
The other day, Isaac mentioned us getting a dishwasher. To which I responded, “Let’s just hold out a little longer so we can go a full year.”
I’m not sure why I said that. I really do want a dishwasher asap, but I can think of a handful of other things I would rather spend $400 on. New tires (safety first), a romantic weekend getaway, or a Vitamix, just to name a few. Vitamix…
I have heard of the wonder and even seen it a few times at Costco. Recently, I whipped up a deliciously rich (and very healthy) chocolate mousse at a friend’s house using her Vitamix. My goodness, the consistency! My KitchenAid doesn’t even come close.
In my mind, a Vitamix would be right at home in my kitchen. I blend at least once per day and my (cheap ass) blender doesn’t stand a chance against the whole dates, oats, nuts, greens, etc. We have replaced at least four blenders in 8 years. Not cool. A Vitamix could do wonderful things for me. I could…
- Move my Jack LaLane juicer to the garage.
- Stop abusing my KitchenAid.
- Make my own nut butter (maybe, we’ll see).
- Never buy another (cheap ass) blender again.
- Live forever!