The Dishwasher

Yes we finally have an installed dishwasher! A big package was delivered from Lowes the day before Thanksgiving ready for us to install.

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Luke had spent a good amount of time cutting out a hole where the cupboards were previously in order to fit the new appliance.

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Then on Thanksgiving via skype Luke worked with is father to connect the plumbing and run the electricity. With a few minor adjustments  we were able to run a tester cycle to check for leaks and had a working dishwasher!

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Since then we have added the toe-kick board, some insulation for sound and finished off the wiring. Now all that is left is to replace a board on the side of the dishwasher that is stained the same color as the rest of the kitchen. As Luke says the “cosmetic” work.

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But until we find the right stain we have a working dishwasher. It has been an adjustment getting used to using this appliance. I have to remember to rinse dishes and put them in the dishwasher instead of letting them pile up in the sink. As you can see I was very happy to put our over-used dish drying rack in the trash pile!

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Unless I have a lot of baking we are only running the dishwasher every-other day. It has wonderful features such as a pre-steam that helps to get off all the sticky pieces of the food off the dishes. And of course my favorite is the heat dry so that I can take the dishes out and straight into the cupboards without any drying time. The silverware container comes out easily and so far even my big steel kitchen-aid mixer bowls fit perfectly in the bottom rack.

So far we are happy customers and proud of our first big project in our new house.

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