I hit the ground running today, and am fairly whooped already. What day is it? Wednesday?
But the universe seems to be in a joking mood, and thought it would be funny to render my dishwasher inoperable. Hilarious. It started with the spring on the door breaking, but I
procrastinated dealt with it instead of calling an appliance repair person. But, on Thursday evening when I tried to start it, the control panel went as blank as the stare my kids gave me when told them we would have to wash dishes by hand. Yeah – totally blank. Nothing there.
So, since the cost to repair it doesn’t seem worthwhile at this point, I’m on the hunt for something new. But alas, nothing is ever easy, is it?
Don’t get me wrong – I love my paneled dishwasher. I love that it blends so seamlessly with my cabinetry. But now the trick is finding a dishwasher that will accommodate it (and that I like). A tricky combination.
I currently have Kitchen Aid appliances, dishwasher included. But I have heard great things about Bosch dishwashers. And Bosch does make panel-ready dishwashers like this one:
But since panel ready dishwashers aren’t mainstream, I’m trying to determine whether my existing panel will fit a non-Kitchen Aid dishwasher. All of this research means I’m going to be washing a lot of dishes in the meantime.
Suffice to say, I will be picking up paper plates, plastic cups and silverware tomorrow, since my family of five generates enough more dirty dishes than an Waffle House at 2AM on a Saturday night. So, I’m not going to be environmentally friendly for a bit. If you saw my dishes, you would stop by and drop off some of your excess paper products.
The upside of this problem is that I stumbled upon some AMAZING kitchen evolutions while
surfing the web researching. Some even had panel-ready dishwashers. And yes, the trend is toward white kitchens, but oh, how individual they all are!
Notice the paneled dishwasher…
Holy gorgeousness Batman… Did you even get a peek at that view?
And check out this before and after:
And here it is now:
Wowie. Wowie. Wow.
(All images via gardenweb.com)
So, does anyone have experience with panel ready dishwashers? Dishwasher favorites in general? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
If you need me, I’ll be washing dishes.