Have you ever gone out for dinner because you didn’t have clean silverware? We have! With a family of 6 very active people, I tease that the dishwasher is the heart of our home.
The Heart of Our Home
The dishwasher can make or break an evening for us. My kids have had to rush to dance or Taekwondo with no dinner (and are very mad) because the dishwasher wasn’t run and what they needed was dirty (and no time to clean.) This sets off a domino effect and usually isn’t a good one. Everyone is cranky and hungry. They come home crankier and take it out on me.
On the flip side, if the dishwasher has been run and there are clean dishes, everyone has a smoother evening. The kids come home from school, make themselves a good dinner before they rush off to dance or Taekwondo. They are happy and have a good lesson and come home in a much happier mood.
So, yes, the dishwasher is the heart of our home. Our dishwasher runs at least once every day (and sometimes twice.) The last thing we have time for is cleaning dishes with all the activities my kids have.
Do we need a new dishwasher? You bet we do. We are on our 3rd dishwasher in 12 years and this one is going too. We have to use towels on the floor to make sure it doesn’t leak. It’s always a bet whether the detergent cap will come off during the correct cycle or will we have to waste more water and run the dishes through again.
You see that dish towel hanging off our dishwasher in the photo above? That is there because we need to dry our dishes as they come out of the dishwasher (and we also have to rinse them thoroughly before we put them in the dishwasher.) If we had one of the new Kenmore Elite Dishwashers, we wouldn’t have to do that.
The new Kenmore Dishwasher cleans better and dries better. Yes, you heard me.
A few more really cool features that I love:
LED Lighting in the dishwasher so you can see inside when you are loading and unloading. I’ll bet that will solve the “Is the dishwasher clean or dirty” problem too. My kids always say they can’t see if the dishes are clean or dirty because it’s dark in there.
There are 24 spray jets that will get inside each bowl and glass and get clean everything. That means you will have crystal clear glasses. AWESOME!
The new dishwashers are very quiet. Your dishwasher won’t wake you up anymore when starting up.
The dishwasher will know the best drying cycle that matches the washing cycle so all loads will dry completely.
My Not Me Secret
I’ll let you in on a little secret: I named the dishwasher “not me” because every time I ask who is supposed to load the dishwasher everyone says, “not me.” So the poor dishwasher has become the “not me” in our home. Blamed for everything.
Peace at The End of the Day
As much trouble as our dishwasher can be sometimes, at the end of the day, when I hear the dishwasher start, I know we survived another day. But I’d be totally ok if I got to sleep through the dishwasher starting up.
Tell me about your dishwasher. Is it the heart of your home?
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