Welcome to a new week. While I seem to be the only one actively participating in my #GreatKitchenCleanOut challenge, I will still post a weekly recap on Fridays. I will post as things go on daily on Facebook and Instagram.
Last week on Facebook I asked my friends what they would like me to be posting about and I was given some great ideas! Here are some of the ideas that were suggested.
~ Gluten Free cooking and tips
~ Natural Oils and recipes, such as Bug Spray
~ Coping with Anxiety and Depression
~ Weight Loss Foods, Info and Tips
~ Travel Tips
~ My Family's Travels
~This Day in History (major or impactful events)
Are there any other ideas that you have? I'd be interested in hearing from you!
It is a beautiful 60 degree morning with rain, unfortunately, and wind. This unseasonably warm temperature will not last long though as they are calling for Wintry Weather tonight into tomorrow with ice and snow.
But, you did not come here to chat about the weather. You came here to read about dishwashers. ;-) Ha!
Seriously though, my dishwasher was terrible! We had replaced the one that came with the house in 2004, maybe? Give or take a year, anyway. It started of alright, but very loud, much louder than we had anticipated it to be.
Fast forward to a few years ago. It worked like crap. Plain and simple. We had to put the soap on the top rack, just at the right place or most of the dishes would need to hand washed after coming out of the dishwasher. This had gotten so bad that it was about 2-3 times a week that I would have to wash a good amount of "clean" dishes.
To have a dishwasher that works is a blessing. To have a dishwasher that works at times, is annoying.
Here is the old dishwasher pulled out to get ready for the new one to be delivered on Saturday, January 5th. To say that I was excited is a drastic understatement!
So Saturday, January 6th rolls around and Joel gets a call from Lowe's that the delivery guys would be calling between 9-10 am Sunday with the time they'd be delivering the dishwasher.
Um, problem! After talking to the lady on the phone, and again on her call back, Joel was able to get our dishwasher to be delivered on Saturday, the day he had originally set up for delivery. My brother-in-law was going to be over at our house to work on installing our laundry room drop ceiling and we were going to have his help to install it. He wasn't going to be here on Sunday!
The guys deliver the dishwasher and we looking at the box.
Admittedly we were surprised at seeing a box. When Joel bought the dishwasher, it was a return and was marked as scratched. Without using a magnifying glass, Joel and the very nice and knowledgeable guy at the store could not find any scratches. The $699 Whirlpool dishwasher had been marked down to $411 because of the scratches and it was an open box, meaning it had no box.
I was honestly thinking that they had a box that they put the dishwasher in when they were packaging it for delivery. Joel was told that it would be packaged well. Not my smartest moment. They don't normally have a stock of empty boxes. Oh well..... ha ha.
We carefully opened the box in case we had the wrong dishwasher. The dishwasher was completely wrapped nicely with cellophane or something that was "stuck" to the door of the dishwasher and plastic wrap over that.
Joel worked on getting it prepped and started to install it. It was nearly fully installed and set up when he opened the door and another problem was noticed. There was a metal on metal rubbing sound as he would open and close the door. Upon inspection, under all the plastic we saw that the door was damaged on both sides, at the bottom.
If we had taken the plastic off it would have been spotted and time would not have been spent on installing it.
Another call to the store took place. I took photos of the damage in case it was necessary. After spending a while on the phone, and yet another call back, the same delivery men came back to bring the original "scratched" model to us and take this damaged one to the store. They were very nice and we could tell that this damage did not happen by them. The box was nice, nearly pristine and not bent or damaged at all.
So we now had the nicely wrapped dishwasher that had our name on it. Finally, the correct one!
Here is a picture of our new, scratched dishwasher. Nothing noticeable, correct? We couldn't find anything either. Honestly, if it was a bit scratched but not gouged, I really didn't care. What's a few little scratches? By now it is mid afternoon when the first dishwasher was delivered around 11:30 am.
In these next pictures I am pointing to the scratches so you can spot them. Maybe, spot them that is. Tiny dots. Two of them. How picky were the people that had it returned?!?!?!
Joel went over to help his brother with some things that he needed help with so Dave was able to come over to help us. They brought dinner back with them around 6:45-7:00 pm.
After dinner the dishwasher was installed finally!
Wow! I should have titled this post something like The Saga of the Dishwasher!
Anyway, LONG story short, we have a quiet dishwasher which not only looks sharp, but cleans our dishes. I love it!
Huge shout out to my brother-in-law for helping us so much in the house with most, in not all of our projects over the years.