Slip sliding away
Saturday April 11th 2015, 11:04 pm
Filed under: Family,Life,Non-Knitting

A knock at the door. The old dishwasher was wheeled away with our dolly while the other worker stood there with the new one up on his shoulder (!!!) waiting to get by to bring it inside for us. That was at 2 pm and then we spent the next seven hours on the installation.

Even he didn’t see any way to get those two top screws into that box that’s supposed to go against the wall under the sink, not with the disposal in the way. He was suddenly glad he’d bought a tube of caulking during the run to the hardware store for the right screws and a level (after an hour of both of us looking for his level)–he would just basically glue it to the wall. We had the two lower screws in, the most important ones, so, hey, that would do it. As he caulked while wedged in at an impossible angle he casually mentioned that I was now going to have to hold it in place there for ten minutes while it set.

Blink. Dude. I can barely even reach, much less…

But wait, I think, there’s more than one way–and so I turned around, laid my back on the floor, and put one foot up against that thing. There you go. Easy peasie. Staring at the skylight straight above, watching the seagull kiting on the breeze.

Except that before I could congratulate myself my posterior was already starting to slide across the kitchen and I had to tell him to grab that box quick. I readjusted. I ended up spending the ten minutes holding tight to the cabinet door, still far easier than the alternative.

Does this thing come out? (The third rack at the very top for putting silverware and spatulas and the like into. There’s a silverware tray at the bottom like every other brand, but this was to give you more flexibility with big stuff.) Surely it comes further forward than this?

Huh. Let me go check.

I googled Bosch 500 series dishwasher. Turns out we’d bought a new model. Their own site doesn’t even show that third rack open on that one, but I found a photo somewhere else with it pulled all the way like one would expect. Nothing in the manual. Meantime, he simply called customer service–and they didn’t know either at that hour on a weekend. In the end we simply loaded the front third of that third rack because that was all we could reach of it.

(Turning it on at long, long last) What’s this 2:30 thing? Our model doesn’t count down to when the load is finished.

No, it doesn’t.

Actually, turned out, yes it does.

And so we have it going with the ultimate test one could throw at a new dishwasher: can it clean a pan that an angel food cake was baked in that was not presoaked and scrubbed before throwing it in there? No dishwasher I’ve ever had has been able to do that. Time (current reading: 14 minutes left) will tell.

And it’s a beautiful, beautiful dishwasher. So far so good.

Oh and? Even the floor looked scorched where the heating element of the Maytag had been. We so lucked out. So close.

(Okay, now I’m just stalling, waiting for that Bosch to hurry up and finish.)

And… (It’s past our bedtime but we both want to know.)

The angel food cake pan is absolutely spotless.

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It’s like getting a new toy! Good luck with the new dishwasher.

Comment by Jody 04.12.15 @ 5:43 am

Love it when a plan comes together. Even if it does take 7 hours. Hey, a baby takes 9 months.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.12.15 @ 8:01 am

Yay! I’m glad this is turning out so well!

Comment by morenna 04.12.15 @ 8:31 am

We replaced a 20-something dishwasher a few years back and were so tickled when it ended its cycle – it plays a little happy dishwasher song. I still smile when I hear it. I hope yours keeps you smiling a long, long time.

Comment by twinsetellen 04.12.15 @ 2:18 pm

We have a similar Bosch – the silverware rack is the BOMB! It does slide all the way out. Try sorting the silverware as you load it – when it’s clean you can just grab all the knives or all the forks at once. Enjoy!

Comment by Beverly 04.13.15 @ 9:16 am

Yay! It is at times like that I wish for a dishwasher…after I’ve been in a baking frenzy and filled the kitchen with dirty dishes. 🙂 (We don’t have one because there’s nowhere to put it in our kitchen without tearing the whole kitchen apart.)

Comment by RobinH 04.14.15 @ 6:59 am

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