After just five years, my old dishwasher was not doing well. The racks were rusting away, the dishes weren't getting clean and rinsing? Not a chance. So, with moaning and a bit of teeth gnashing, we forked over the money for a new one.It was installed on Wednesday and it works really well. One of the features I really like is the delayed start. You wouldn't think it would be a big deal. I had one on my dishwasher in our last house, but I didn't think I'd miss it when we moved. However, I've dreamed of having a delay timer ever since.
Here's why: when I go to bed, I'm often not the last one to turn in. I have a husband and college daughter who have the same taste in television shows, so they stay up later and will usually have a glass or popcorn bowl to add to the dishwasher load. You see the problem. If I start the dishwasher before going to bed, I may wake up to more dishes in the sink, but if I don't start it it's fairly likely no one else will remember to start it.
Delay timer to the rescue! I can start the timer when I go to bed, then if anyone adds a dish, the washer will still run. Yay!
I can't believe I just wrote a lengthy blog post about dishwasher timers. Can you tell my sewing machine is in the shop for service?