Our dishwasher came with the house, but it was probably bought by the previous owners sometime in the early 80’s. It works fairly well, but has major rust stains on the bottom. That’s never really bothered me — I figure we can use the iron — but yesterday I tried to straighten part of the bottom rack and it broke in half.
So, we want to either replace the bottom rack (and probably the top rack as well, because it’s also rusting through in places) or replace the dishwasher itself.
I’m kind of leery of buying a new dishwasher, because I’m just not convinced that the newer ones are all that great. But of course I don’t know if they even still make replacement parts for ours. My husband will be checking that out.
If we do decide to replace it, I don’t want to buy one I’ll be unhappy with.
Have you gotten a new dishwasher lately? If so, what kind is it and how do you like it? Does it clean really well?
Now, how about a few non-dishwasher-related links:
Personal Finance By The Book wants to know: Is a college degree necessary for success? I say no, but it doesn’t hurt to have one as long as you don’t end up with a lifetime of debt to go with it.
Four Pillars gives some suggestions on how to value real estate.
Man vs. Debt discusses a guide to peeing in the shower. (Ok, so it’s really about resourcefulness.)