So, our first improvement in the Shack had been a new dishwasher. Of course, not anywhere near the 'top of the line' model. Not even close! It was probably the cheapest one they sold. And like they say -"You get what you pay for". The dishes have to be rinsed off completely before being loaded in, and there is usually a few that need to be scrubbed and re-washed. Annoying, yes, but...you learn to deal with these inconveniences.
Now, I'm faced with a choice. Do I start looking for a new dishwasher, something of a better quality. Or...and here is the crux of the matter...do I forgo the edict of society and do without one?
It's not doing the dishes that is a problem for me...it's more having a place to stash them after they are used and before they are washed that I like. I hate a sink full of dirty dishes cluttering up my kitchen! It's so nice to be able to rinse them off and stick them in the dishwasher til later.
It would also be nice to be able to use the space the dishwasher takes up for another cupboard. My kitchen is small and having another storage space would be wonderful! When we installed the new kitchen we chose to use an Ikea one (love it!) and it can easily be added to. So, I could potentially add big drawers or shelves in the space. 'Sigh'...what to do?
I'm not sure how long I'll have to ponder this dilemma. The D.W. is really loud! It's making the most frightful squeals and whirs. But, it's still doing the same substandard job of the dishes. It could go on like this for some time, or it could pack it in tomorrow. Who knows?