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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546 W Dana Avenue, Mesa 85210, Vineyard Place Amd

  • $200,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,304
  • Lot size: 6,625
  • Year built: 1935
  • MLS #: 5781427
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120 N 95th Place, Mesa 85207, Frank Estates

  • $230,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,940
  • Lot size: 8,163
  • Year built: 1979
  • MLS #: 5785028
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7129 E Greenway Street, Mesa 85207, Stoneybrook Three Lot 293-354 TR A

  • $250,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,788
  • Lot size: 9,148
  • Year built: 1990
  • MLS #: 5783983
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2334 W Portobello Avenue, Mesa 85202, Knoell East

  • $207,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,230
  • Lot size: 7,876
  • Year built: 1974
  • MLS #: 5784958
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1452 W La Jolla Drive, Tempe 85282, Fiesta Villages

  • $140,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1.5
  • Home size: 1,045
  • Lot size: 877
  • Year built: 1984
  • MLS #: 5739150
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4700 S Grandview Avenue, Tempe 85282, Tempe Gardens 3 Lot 180-320 TR F

  • $282,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,346
  • Lot size: 7,806
  • Year built: 1965
  • MLS #: 5782261
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600 S Dobson Road, Mesa 85202, Hallcraft Villas Mesa /Planned Res Dev/

  • $139,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 902
  • Lot size: 802
  • Year built: 1972
  • MLS #: 5784291
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1015 E Henry Street, Tempe 85281, North Tempe

  • $215,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 704
  • Lot size: 7,610
  • Year built: 1957
  • MLS #: 5783559
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1827 S 80th Street, Mesa 85209, Desert Sands Golf & Country Club Unit 6

  • $65,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 781
  • Lot size: 6,499
  • Year built: 1970
  • MLS #: 5753473
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1907 E Intrepid Avenue, Mesa 85204, Suntree Lot 1-228 TR A

  • $158,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,089
  • Lot size: 3,589
  • Year built: 1983
  • MLS #: 5743770
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600 S Dobson Road, Mesa 85202, Hallcraft Villas Mesa /Planned Res Dev/

  • $113,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 902
  • Lot size: 802
  • Year built: 1972
  • MLS #: 5744916
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857 N Whiting Circle, Mesa 85213, Mesa Estates 2 Lot 87-129

  • $225,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,117
  • Lot size: 12,252
  • Year built: 1979
  • MLS #: 5782792
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9615 E Aspen Circle, Mesa 85208, Happy Trails East

  • $110,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,248
  • Lot size: 6,294
  • Year built: 1973
  • MLS #: 5753617
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29967 N Sandridge Drive, Queen Creek 85142, Chandler Heights Ranches Unit Iii

  • $189,900
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 1.5
  • Home size: 1,291
  • Lot size: 85,813
  • Year built: 1972
  • MLS #: 5743355
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1710 W Barrow Drive, Chandler 85224, Cameo East 2 Lot 123-228

  • $265,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,577
  • Lot size: 6,965
  • Year built: 1984
  • MLS #: 5778941
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