As a mom, my life is full of kids and fun which pretty much translates to…noise. As a result, I have a serious appreciation for quiet. In fact, when I am in the car alone, I don’t even listen to music anymore because I never know when my next quiet moment will be.
The afternoon slide into the evening usually involves a snack. And by the time dinner rolls around and is finished, we have accumulated enough dishes to run a load in our dishwasher.
Some days, I am so pooped that I just want to sit there like Goldie Hawn from the movie Overboard and say, “Buh-buh-buh-buh…”
But, I don’t. I get up and go clean the kitchen. Our old dishwasher – I’m not kidding – sounded like a 747 during takeoff.
When we had our new GE dishwasher installed and the installers turned it on for the first time, we all leaned in and had to actually try to hear it because it was so quiet. At which point Charlie (5) piped up with “Our old dishwasher sounds like ‘khx-hx-hx-hx…’”
When we had our old dishwasher, there was no way I would start it and go sit down to watch TV because it was so loud. I would wait (and sometimes forget) to start it.
But when I start the new dishwasher, the only sound is a quiet beep that lets you know it’s starting. I can go watch TV without even turning up the volume. In fact, there’s a little light on the front of the dishwasher. I am really glad for it because otherwise you might not know it was even on!
And, do you know that repetitive clank you sometimes hear when a dishwasher runs? I don’t get that with this one, and I think it’s because of the design of the lower rack. There are straight pegs on one half and the other half has angled pegs for plates, etc.
The dishes are very clean but not totally dry. Apparently, that’s a problem that’s been solved for this dishwasher. It’s been changed at the factory, so new units won’t have the issue. And someone is coming tomorrow to put the fix on my dishwasher here. Will let you know how that goes.
But I gotta say, it’s a really nice dishwasher, Friends.