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WHOO HOO!!! - Karen's Musings
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Today we got an 18 inch portable dishwasher! And we have a 24 inch portable dishwasher coming next week!! I'm running a load of dairy dishes AS I TYPE! How cool is that??? Ohmigosh I'm SO EXCITED!

Of course, it cleaned out my sheitel fund, but I think it may have been worth it.


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debsters1101 From: debsters1101 Date: June 27th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)
portable? dishwasher? huh?
malkin From: malkin Date: June 27th, 2005 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Portable dishwashers are intended for use in places that don't have one built-in. They usually have a hose that attaches to a faucet, to feed hot water into the washer. They often have wheels on the bottom, so they can be rolled out when needed, and then stashed away when you're done. Some small ones are even designed for sitting on countertops. My parents had one, years ago, which they gave to my grandmother. I had a countertop one in the exec suite I lived in when I first arrived in Sydney. I've thought about getting one for my current place, but right now, I need to replace the clothes washer, first!

As much as estherchaya entertains, and prepares real meals, a dishwasher will be a great boon to her. And it means more time with the big and little misters!
glenbarnett From: glenbarnett Date: June 27th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC) (Link)

We have a portable. It's a bit slow and if you have too large a load it makes a bit of a low-pitched whining noise. Other than that, it's not too bad. Even though it's getting a bit old, it is fairly economical on power and water. It's one of those 71 inch models.
sethcohen From: sethcohen Date: June 27th, 2005 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)

71 inch?

71 inches is about your height. That's pretty damn big for a dishwasher. 71cm is about 28 inches...is that what you meant?
hopeness From: hopeness Date: June 27th, 2005 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
*faints with envy*
I can't even imagine how great that is for you. Right now my goal is to someday have a double sink so I can bid all my dishpans farewell.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
we have a double sink and we are replacing it with a single sink, because a double sink is just two miniature sinks, rather than two real-sized sinks. With the double sink, we still have to treat our sink as treif and use only meat or dairy at one time and use dishpans and sink racks.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: June 27th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow -- that is so cool. Seems like it's been a zillion years since I've used a dishwasher!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's been many moons since I've had a dishwasher. And I'm just absolutely thrilled. And we'll have TWO! (Okay, the dairy one is tiny, but that's okay)
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: June 27th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool! This will help you out so much! I especially love my dishwasher during shabbos when I can "hide" the dirty fleishig dishes until after shabbos when I add soap and presto, dishes done! I still have to wash the dairy dishes by hand, but that's ok!

What made you decide to buy two?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm just thrilled to pieces. Why two? Well, we were originally just going to get one of the 18" dishwashers for meat. But then we discovered we had enough space for the 24" to get between the back and front of the kitchen. So we decided to go with that. The 24" one can be converted to a built in one when we move into a new house! (someday...) I'm not exactly sure how we ended up deciding on two, except that we realized we had space to store both of them (something I never figured on). The dairy one is really small and cute and wasn't a ridiculous amount of money. And one of the things that keeps me from cooking more dairy (which I prefer over meat) is that we never have any place to deal with the dairy dishes. Well now we do! Whoo hooo!!!!!

I absolutely can NOT wait until the meat one arrives on Sunday! The same day that our washer and dryer arrive!! Yippeee!!! Appliancepalooza!

I absolutely cannot believe how giddy I am about a dishwasher, of all things.
From: gittygiggles Date: June 27th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
do you have to rinse off your dishes first? we might get a dishwasher in the new house
From: have_inner_lady Date: June 27th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh joy! I loved the 18-inch portable dishwasher that we put in our first home. When our friend helped us re-do the kitchen, we raised the counter a couple inches by putting the cabinets on 2x4s, and left a space near the wall where the dishwasher could slide under the counter. That made it easy to get out of the way, easy to hook up, and easy to create an extra block of counter space when needed.

It's amazing how much those little things can cost, though. I think we paid more for the 18-inch one than a built-in standard size would have cost.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love it. I'm excited. The 18" one wasn't so bad. And we can't sacrifice any cabinet space to get a built in installed, so it is what it is. The bigger (24") can be converted to a built-in, so we'll take it with us when next we move and pop it into the kitchen. Hooray. :)

(I have to say, though, the idea of raising my counters anymore is horrifying. I want them lower!!!)
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From: gittygiggles Date: June 27th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
so you like it? which one did you get? tell me about it!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I looooooove it!

The little one is this one.

The bigger one (which will be fleishig) is this one!!

I ran a load of dairy dishes last night!

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