I Love Having A Dishwasher

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services RS284559

There's not doubt about it, having a dishwasher makes life easier.

Clean up after meals can be so quick because you don't have to wash the dishes, you can simply put them away in the dishwasher, out of sight.

dishwasherWhen I was growing up in a large family, washing and drying dishes was constant.

We had no dishwasher. We, the three youngest females, were the dishwashers...women's work.

There were two shifts for the washing of the dishes.
First shift was glasses, cups, then silverware.
Second shift was dishes, bowls, then pots and pans, and wiping down surfaces, sweeping floor.

Needless to say from the time I went on my own, I always tried to have a dishwasher in my home.

Even when I lived by myself I used that dishwasher. I would ensure I had enough dishware and utensils that would enable me to fill up a dishwasher before I put that appliance to work.

We had a listing once where the home owners had updated their kitchen a short time before they put their house on the market. Since the woman of the house enjoyed washing dishes by hand, for two people, they did not have a dishwasher as part of the kitchen upgrade. That detail, a house without a dishwasher, turned off some potential buyers. The house eventually did sell, but I bet it would have sold quicker if it had a dishwasher as part of the sale.

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Comments (31)

Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Nina Hollander Good you had a friend help you discover the help of a dishwasher!  Such a simple pleasure in life.

Kat Palmiotti always good to have the option.  

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker I hear ya!

 

Jan 13, 2021 05:38 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gloria, we rarely see a home without a dishwasher.   It is rather a MUST HAVE.  Don't know many that LIKE to wash dishes by hand.

Jan 14, 2021 06:37 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Joan Cox we see it still here and there in older houses with tiny kitchens that are not updated. I also feel it is a must.

Jan 14, 2021 08:30 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Gloria Todor I would have second thoughts on buying a house without a dishwasher also 

Jan 14, 2021 12:29 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gloria Todor - I love my dishwasher too! It was recently installed and a big improvement from my last one, installed by a handyman. In between the time I could no longer use the previous one (more than a year) until now, I was washing & drying by hand. Not only did that get old quickly, it caused great chaffing to my hands!

Growing up, I shared KP duty with my siblings too. That was no fun. The person who washed always seemed to rinse in cold water on purpose, and the one designated to dry seemed to take revenge and throw the dishes back to the hand dishwasher because it wasn't clean enough.

With a new dishwasher (professionally installed), well worth the money, there are no complaints and I noticed how much quieter it is in my kitchen!

Gloria, I really liked how you told your story!

Jan 15, 2021 03:35 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh wow, I remember when my sister and I had dishwashing duty as kids. Somehow, my sister would always get called away with a "Be right back."  Funny, she'd show back up near the end of the process. Lol.  I'm with you, love the dishwasher and wouldn't want be without one. D

Jan 15, 2021 08:26 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hannah Williams It is a must these days! 

Jan 15, 2021 08:33 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP That's so funny what you remember about your siblings...we had similar tiffs as well!  Twisted towel fights! LOL!

Jan 15, 2021 08:36 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD your sister knew how to work the system! LOL!

Jan 15, 2021 08:36 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gloria Todor - Sibling rivalry always seemed to revolve around household chores that were assigned and rotated by my Mother. I had to laugh at the comment by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - In my younger, youthful married days, we had one couple that came over frequently for the day and whenever it came to meals, they ate big portions and we had so much fun.... until it was time to clean up and do the dishes. Rose (that's her name), always seemed to say the same thing whenever I started picking up the dishes and putting away food: "I'm so full, I need to use the restroom." 

Rose stayed in there and if I was a knitter, I probably could have knitted a sweater before she'd come out. I was on to her, so one day, I waited to start the dishes after she came out of the bathroom. But then, she'd say, "Oh, I'm not feeling well, I need to sit on the couch and close my eyes for awhile."

 

Jan 15, 2021 08:47 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Your story makes me laugh and laugh Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP. You must have guessed, many of my sister's excuses were bathroom related. hahahaha. 

Jan 15, 2021 09:19 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gloria Todor - What if you, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and myself were related? I love to laugh and both of you made me laugh too! Siblings can be soooooooooooooooooo dramatic! 

Jan 15, 2021 09:53 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Gloria Todor and Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thanks for the fun discussion, the memories, and the laughs. It's a great addition to my Friday. 

Jan 15, 2021 10:51 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Gloria,
I do remember the days of no dishwasher. It reminds me of the saying "I've been poor and I've been rich. Rich is better."   Having a dishwasher is better.  LOL

Jan 16, 2021 07:51 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP and Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Funny for sure!  Seeing how people try to get out of sharing the load is an ongoing thing in a way!  Yes the good old days!  Simplier times with a lot of happy memories!

Jan 17, 2021 11:29 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Carol Williams Yes having a dishwasher is the best!

 

Jan 17, 2021 11:31 AM
Linda Metallo DiBenardo
RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois - Lockport, IL

Is there anyone out there besides me who does not use their dishwasher?  Though I find it handy for storing things like bags.   

Feb 02, 2021 12:29 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Gloria - reading your post took me to a listing many years ago where my clients had upgraded the kitchen of the home they were selling and there was no dishwasher.  They didn't think it to be unusual but prospective buyers certainly "saw" it.  I know it sold and as I recall, there were multiple offers.  

Feb 02, 2021 02:49 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You're right about dishwashers, Gloria.  I live mostly alone.  I rinse dishes off and stack them away in the dishwasher, which get run about every 3 or 4 days.  Out of sight, out of mind.

Feb 15, 2021 07:31 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Gloria, on having this blog featured in the "FEATHER NESTERS" group!

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Feb 15, 2021 07:31 PM