Time Change Whine


This time change has kicked my rear-end!  I can’t wake up in the morning.  I’m ready for bed about  3 p.m.  I just want to sleep!  It must be age because I remember this same thing happening last year.  And, besides that . . it’s hot!  It’s November in Missouri and we have the air conditioner running.  Not right!  Not right at all!

The good news is . . well, there’s 2 good news items.  First, the window guy has promised me he will be here tomorrow to re-do one of my breakfast room windows.  It lost its seal over a year ago.  They came and looked at it and ordered a new window and I remember hoping it would be here before mom and dad came and that was Thanksgiving last year!  The window came probably in January and it was white and was supposed to be almond.  So, they ordered an almond one and it came some time later and didn’t fit.  So they re-measured and ordered another one and it didn’t fit!  So, they decided to take the glass unit out of the window I now have and get a new glass  unit and put it in my window frame so tomorrow, the window guy is coming and hopefully, fixing my window.

The second good news is . . I think my dishwasher is ruined.  It’s probably a good dishwasher and I don’t know why I don’t like it but I don’t like it.  It’s been leaking a bit but this afternoon, it decided to pour.  Vince looked at it and said . . I think it’s ruined.  Don’t matter if it is or not, if he thinks it is, then I’m getting a new dishwasher.  What do I get?  Vince’s friend works for Bosch and he’s convinced Vince that they’re the best.  The problem is that we have almond or bisque appliances and I don’t think we can get those any more.  The stove . . well, you know I want to replace it.  The fridge . . I’d like to get rid of the fridge in the basement and take the upstairs fridge down and get a new fridge so that would be about everything, except the microwave and . . the big problem . . the wall oven.

So, do I get a stainless dishwasher and keep all the other almond appliances?  That would look bad . . especially when it’s time to sell the house.

Nevermind . . forget everything I just said.  Here’s our current conversation:

Me:  I’m looking at the Bosch website and it says “unmatched silence”.
Vince:  Do they make a wife?

I just don’t believe it . . do you?



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    Pam says

    Love my Bosch dishwasher. It is stainless inside and is so quiet. The top rack is removeable and there is a special spray adapter so I can wash really big pots or cookie sheets. It’s spectacular.

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    Angie says

    I have a Bosch dishwasher, and 3 of my friends have Bosch dishwashers. Some of us longer than others—-Mine is a 2004. It is as Vince’s friend said. Excellent dishwasher. Quiet, and it leaves everything spotless.

    Your choices in finish are very limited, unless you find a dealer that has backstock or access to an Almond.

    I have the Almond colored Bosch, but see I love my old range, and my fridge too!

    Now, since you don’t know when, if ever you are going to move, and you will probably have to upgrade the kitchen in any event to make the sale more appealing, I would buy the stainless steel Bosch with the intent of buying a new range and fridge in the near future, if not now. It will only add value to your home when you go to sell it, and in the meantime you will get a great deal of pleasure from using them as well—and who knows for how long.

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    Oooh, timely post! I’m looking at dishwashers, and all I know is I should get a stainless tub for the noise suppression. That wife comment sounds like my DH! Just remind him that quiet costs extra.

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    Carol says

    I may be the only person in the world who dislikes Bosch diswashers…

    Had a Bosch for six months. It WAS quiet. VERY quiet. Didn’t clean worth a darn. More often than not, even the soap wasn’t sued after a full cycle. Had the service people out three times in that six months. Still didn’t clean.

    Finally traded it in for the not-so-quiet top-of-the-line Kenmore which doesn’t require me to rewash each and every dish that comes out of the machine… I’ll never believe Consumer Reports ever again! NOR will I ever buy another Bosch appliance!

    I hope you hut Vince upside his head!

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    Our dishwasher died 2 years ago. We got a Sears top of the line because it was not only extremely quiet, it only uses 4 gallons of water per wash!! That’s the lowest water usage of any dishwasher (well at the time it was, don’t know about now). I love that it hardly uses any water because water is expensive here in GA. It’s so quiet I can sit in the kitchen and barely know it’s on. It has hidden controls so the front looks nice and sleek.

    Now, as far as the color… all my appliances are white except my new dishwasher. It is stainless (inside and out) and I love it. I wanted to change out the other white things but they are not that old and work well, so we kept them. The dishwasher is not so close to the stove or fridge, and it’s under the counter so it isn’t so noticable that it’s stainless and the rest isn’t. Someday, I’ll get all stainless…

    I’d suggest shopping around…

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    Love our Bosch dishwasher. We have an open floor plan which used to mean we had to raise the volume on the TV to ear shattering levels with our old dishwasher just to barely hear the TV. Not anymore, it’s so quiet we have to go into the kitchen to check to see if it’s even on. Does a great job on dishes too.

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    Julie H. says

    I know lots of Bosch lovers though I’ve been very happy with my GE dishwasher (20+ years). Be warned, I have friends who’ve had problems with digital displays on their dishwashers, no matter what the brand. If even a little steam/moisture gets in them you have serious problems.

    I’m with ya on that almond thing. I have almond countertops, cooktop, sink, flooring, and ‘fridge. I hate the cold, harsh, institutional look of stainless and don’t care that it’s in style. My dishwasher, microwave, and wall ovens are black glass but I sure wouldn’t want a black ‘fridge. Almond is soothing, warm, and I like it even if I have to pay a little more for a “special order.” As I see it, it’s my kitchen and I should select what pleases me (almond/bisque), not the next home owner. Good luck with the selection.

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    Alison in UK says

    I always buy Bosch, have tried other makes for the washing machine, but always been disappointed. My dishwasher’s 15 years old and still going strong, but probably isn’t as efficient or quiet as a new one. One piece of advice though, take a few pieces of your crockery to the dishwasher store and check they fit in the slots, every dishwasher has a different basket configuration and some are horrible. Probably what you don’t like about your current machine!

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    Carol says

    I hate switching the time back and forth. It’s going to take me a month to adjust. I need a nap too. I’m not ready to blame it on age. Some people just don’t adjust quickly to changes to their internal clocks.
    I can’t recommend a good dishwasher. I live with the mentality that if it’s not broken, you don’t replace it unless it can’t be fixed. I don’t like stainless steel appliances. I know they’re popular but I bet most of those people that insist upon having a 6 burner commercial stainless steel oven are part of the microwave/order-out/order-in crowd.

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    Sarah says

    My husband and I have those same conversartions too! I love reading your’s because I always thought my husband just did it for the humor but now I am convinced he just doesn’t listen to me. Either way, its a frustrating, enduring, not-so-sweet but adorable thing they do because it reminds me that without us they wouldn’t be able to do anything! I love your blog, by the way, and look forward to every post…

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    Go for the stainless then you can switch the others as they become “ruined” or the gas man comes or you knock off Vince for his comment and collect his insurance.

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    Did you throw something at him? I hate my stainless steel appliances–every single smudge or fingerprint sticks out like a sore thumb, can’t wait until they die so I can get something else!

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    pdudgeon says

    the one single comment i keep reading from everyone who re-does their kitchen for a home sale is “I wish we had done this years ago!”

    My advice is if you have to pay for it, you should be able to enjoy it. Selling a house is stressful enough without having to add a re-model on top of it.

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    Love my Bosche dishwasher… very quiet, and more energy efficient in water and electric use. If you have to replace that now then get the finish you expect you’ll want when you do replace the other appliances.

    The only thing I didn’t like was the silverware holder – my silverware just didn’t fit quite right in it… so I went and bought one from mfg. and I’m happy!

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    I’ve had my Bosch dishwasher for about five years now. It’s absolutely the quietest dishwasher and gets the dishes good and clean too.

    I’m glad my husband and I agreed on getting the Bosch. Now if he would have listened to me about my stove and the fact that I rather would have had six burners on my Wolfe stove instead of the grill and four burners, everything would be just hunky dorry! I never use the grill because you can’t control the heat and it’s a pain in the @#$% to clean. When I need to grill I use the outdoor grill. It’s never an issue because we live in sunny California!

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    Cindy says

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who dislikes Stainless. I just buy white. My D/W and built in stove are black because that’s what came with the house. But white goes with everything.

    Joe wants to go to lunch. I think it’s a ploy to get me to the Sears store. We’ve needed a new refrigerator for about a year, but I just won’t give in and go get one. Appliances are supposed to last forever. I swear my grandparents had the same refrigerator all my life. The door doesn’t shut by itself and if he would just remember to make sure it’s shut tight, I think I can get another 6 months out of it.

    I’ve been married for 36 years and this will be my 3rd refrigerator. I’m mad. I don’t want a new one.

    Yeah, I know. I don’t think twice about buying a new sewing machine. But I hate spending money on appliances.

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    Rebecca says

    I understand the stainless dislike! Who wants their kitchen to look institutional Since I see “powder coat” places around here (I think car painting?) I would get any color and get the door painted what I want it (if at all reasonable $$).

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    Vickie says

    After that comment … I think a nice quiet dishwasher, stove, fridge, microwave and built in oven would be a fitting finish!Purchase whatever you like best, enjoy them prior to selling the house and give Vince the bill 🙂

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    You sure got a lot of replys about dishwashers….my old GE is still washing….on the front of the dishwasher is a panel to change from black to white to almond and something else…it’s old. But you are lucky that your window lasted as long as it did. My sliding glass door lost its seal and a few months after it did I was working in the next room and crash it imploded, and we had to hurry and replace the window then. I sure was scary…OBTW I’don’t usually put my pots and pans in the dishwasher…but a new appliance is like getting a new purse. Go for it……

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    ruth anne says

    I love all these comments! I have a white fridge (bought it before we remodeled and salesman said if I didn’t want to clean all the time buy color) NOW, it doesn’t match what I chose when we did remodel! Oh, well. I am keeping it until it dies. Funny thing is you really don’t notice it as it is built in with cabinet sides. But I know it does not match.