Friday, November 10, 2006
My kitchen has had the first injection of new life into it since most likely its birth 25 years ago which is the age of the house. A dishwasher.
I have lived for the last 6 years without a dishwasher and almost think there is something soothing about washing dishes sometimes. However a dishwasher does hide a multitude of messy dishes and lets me pretend that I'm a good housekeeper.
The drawback is that you lose cupboard space to install a dishwasher and some drawer space too. In addition there is a gap between the cupboards and the machine so the pots and pans gleam innocently out of the gap. So, a new kitchen will have to be fitted around it to make it match up. Living in the house while that happens isn't the pleasant option. I'll deal with that road when I come to it.
For now, I have squeaky clean dishes and a clear counter and sink. Little things...
PS No, the bowl on the counter doesn't have a wonky ellipse. The bowl is eggshaped. Yes, really. Pale blue, ceramic and weighs a ton. However, the ellipse on what is supposed to be the flat receptacle for the mixer to the right IS wonky - in fact most of that machine is wonky. I can't have a dishwasher and be perfect all the time.