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Dishwasher Dramas

Posted in Cottage tales, Fun | 17 comments

Dishwasher Dramas

Doing the washing up was a real bone of contention in our household before we bought our dishwasher. “Leave the washing up. I’ll do it in the morning.” “But you always get up with seconds to spare. Just enough time to pour some coffee granules on your tongue before running for the car.” “Nonsense. It’s my turn so I’ll get up early.” Many mornings I woke to stacks of pots and caked with dried food. It drove me nuts. I’d soak the lot all day and wash up when I got back from work. Then the whole scene would start again. “As...

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Beware of China in your dishwasher

Posted in Discoveries, Kitchen equipment | 8 comments

Beware of China in your dishwasher

I have a soft spot for Graham. He fixes our cooker, washing machine and dishwasher. I trust him. He has tinkered and fixed our stuff for years. He trained as a TV repair man. Electronics were his world until everything changed. TVs got cheaper and were just jettisoned when they died. So he switched to domestic appliances. He is the best guy to know when the honeymoon warranty period is over and things start to go wrong. Today I found out that he is also the key man when things go wrong within the warranty period. Our dishwasher must be at...

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