A New Dishwasher Moves Us Into the 21st Century

dishwasherIsn’t is beautiful! We got it last Friday. I wasn’t home when it was delivered, so I missed the farewell to the doorstop that previously occupied this space. A new dishwasher. A thing of beauty. A marvel of modern technology. An end to dish-pan hands.

We bought this house just a tad over two years ago. This will be our 3rd Christmas in Downtown Mesa. That was a huge milestone for this statistical boomerang buyer, after spending 5 years in rental purgatory. You know where dishwashers come from in rental purgatory? Craigslist. “Re-furb’ed” if you are lucky. Duct-taped together more likely. The kind of dishwasher that gives you high hopes that the special Cascade pods with the colorful rinse agents artfully integrated into the tablet will caress the dishes into a relatively cleaner state than when the wash cycle started. But alas. They still come out dirtier than when they went in.

So you hand wash.

Then, we bought the house! It’s an historic home, which is a fancy way of describing a house with “potential”.  And guess what kind of dishwasher it had? That’s right…the twin to the dishwasher we left behind in rental purgatory. It worked for a while, then we started praying to the Cascade rinse agent gods again for clean dishes. Once again, we were washing by hand.

And paying college tuition.

And the tax bill.

Then there was the 3 month gap between paychecks.

dishwasher4Finally…finally…finally! I saved up enough pennies for this stainless steel miracle that has transformed my kitchen that ALWAYS had dishes in the sink into a hub of culinary adventures. The life-altering effect this machine has had on this family is amazing! I made cookies! And soup! And still the kitchen is spotless. The dishes sparkle like brand new, even without rinse agent!! It’s a modern day miracle!

Our dishwasher. Welcome home.

And here are some homes that might need new dishwasher too! The classic “fixer”!

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3409 S Bala Drive, Tempe 85282, Tempe Royal Palms 15 Lot 13-168 & TR A

  • $284,500
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,700
  • Lot size: 8,259
  • Year built: 1977
  • MLS #: 5856056
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1049 S Exeter Street, Chandler 85286, Hamilton Park

  • $260,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,534
  • Lot size: 4,503
  • Year built: 2006
  • MLS #: 5846031
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1920 E Velvet Drive, Tempe 85284, Tempe Royal Palms

  • $259,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,391
  • Lot size: 4,643
  • Year built: 1985
  • MLS #: 5833993
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625 W Mckellips Street, Mesa 85201, N/A

  • $18,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,100
  • Lot size: 0
  • Year built: 1990
  • MLS #: 5846307
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1015 E Henry Street, Tempe 85281, North Tempe

  • $170,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 704
  • Lot size: 7,610
  • Year built: 1957
  • MLS #: 5783559
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1555 W 6th Drive, Mesa 85202, Alma Ests 4 Lots 241-274, 302-318

  • $169,500
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 1.75
  • Home size: 1,560
  • Lot size: 6,534
  • Year built: 1960
  • MLS #: 5854094
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246 Leisure World --, Mesa 85206, Leisure World Golden Hills Plat 3 Cond PL

  • $169,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,731
  • Lot size: 2,205
  • Year built: 1974
  • MLS #: 5828600
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2333 E Southern Avenue, Tempe 85282, Hudson Trace

  • $154,350
  • Bedrooms: 1, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 905
  • Lot size: 777
  • Year built: 1985
  • MLS #: 5839167
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901 N Blackbird Drive, Gilbert 85234, Towne Meadows Patio Homes Lot 1-171 TR A-C

  • $270,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 1,800
  • Lot size: 10,263
  • Year built: 1993
  • MLS #: 5843798
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1623 E Chicago Street, Chandler 85225, Springs Unit 2 Amd Lot 30-213 217-276 278-454

  • $300,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,481
  • Lot size: 7,906
  • Year built: 1986
  • MLS #: 5851462
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32339 N Hidden Canyon Drive, Queen Creek 85142, San Tan Heights Parcel A-7

  • $179,900
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,465
  • Lot size: 4,792
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5823172
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32 N 96th Street, Mesa 85207, None

  • $235,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 1,832
  • Lot size: 35,284
  • Year built: 1945
  • MLS #: 5849472
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111 S 90th Place, Mesa 85208, Cherokee Mobile Estates 3

  • $57,000
  • Bedrooms: 1, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 420
  • Lot size: 6,303
  • Year built: 1983
  • MLS #: 5853174
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6643 & 49 E Alder Avenue, Mesa 85206, Desert Wells

  • $160,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 3,600
  • Lot size: 19,206
  • Year built: 1955
  • MLS #: 5848688
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31626 N Roy Rogers Trail, Queen Creek 85142, Chandler Heights Ranches Unit I

  • $128,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,040
  • Lot size: 54,450
  • Year built: 1997
  • MLS #: 5846901
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