Dishwasher Ramble


Written on 6:56 p.m. by Unknown

Our new house is over 50 years old and never had a dishwasher installed. Things have to change. There is no way Brian and I will wash our dishes by hand eternally, certainly not after leaving a perfectly good dishwasher behind us for my brother to use!

The initial challenge was that our kitchen has lots of cabinets but they are completely full and necessary, and there is no space left for an regular dishwasher, only maybe a portable one.

Too bad we got rid of our brand new portable dishwasher in January, only months before knowing we would be moving out in June! Good timing Kagoux... very lucky...

After visiting a couple of places for appliances, we realized we would never waste our time ever again at Maison Ethier (St-Basile-Le-Grand) and would go directly to Corbeil Electroménagers (Brossard). The prices are better, the showroom has a lot more models and the staff is much better informed about their products.

After seeing the variety of portable dishwasher they had, we concluded that maybe it would be worth the effort of clearing one whole cabinet unit and installing a regular dishwasher instead of the portable types that are:

  • more expensive
  • more noisy
  • less efficient
  • less stylish

So, we dug in our pockets and invested in what we believe is a fancy dishwasher (the Kitchen Aid model shown right), convinced that it would be as simple as paying the bill and wait for the technician to come install it. Wrong.
  1. The technician takes care of all necessary plumbing but nothing electrical, so it is our responsibility to make sure there is a 120V power outlet underneat the countertop.

  2. RemovingDestroying the unit required 1 person pulling the countertop upward while 2 others were pulling on the cabinets, lots of patience, pure strengh as well as a good jigsaw
So, now that the cabinet is out of its hole, we still need to appoint an electrician to come install the necessary power outlet AND saw the bottom part since the dishwasher won't be sitting on anything else than the floor...

Just when you think it's finally getting over, that all the boxes are cleared and the cabinet unit is out of the counter, you turn around and see the new mess : drawers sitting everywhere on the dining room floor, waiting for me to find them a new home!

Sounds like it's going to be a fun week... Washing the dishes manually was not that bad afterall !

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1 Comment

  1. Anonyme |

    As-tu pensé à Rémi pour t'aider avec tes problèmes électriques?


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