So. Yesterday our offer was accepted and now I have to pick out ALL the major appliances for our house, by Monday! Agh!
I've spent ALL day looking at them (in stores and or online). I just sent my hubby a spreadsheet with two to five choices per appliance. Here are my favorites of each (not that we'll buy them, but, I like them):
- Microhood (Microwave Oven Hood)
- Washer or this one or one that uses this
- Dryer or this one or one that uses this
- Upright Freezer
"Where's the dishwasher?"
Clever of you to notice it's absence. We haven't used one for a six months. We didn't use one for over a year in Arizona. The house is plumbed for it, but, we are having the hole "finished" and it will be our trash/recycling spot. Then, when we sell, we'll just offer an allowance for a dishwasher of the buyers choosing.
We've noticed that when we hand wash, our dishes get cleaned faster and better. We've also observed that our kitchen stays cleaner. Something about waiting to load or unload and dishes always in limbo with a dishwasher. Anyway, it's just one more piece of technology we happily live without.
Freezer. I've never had a stand-alone freezer. We're planning to get one though. I'm always wishing for one. We do a lot of cooking ahead and buying on sale. Plus, Grandad has a summer-time garden that is bountiful and Tom's planning to start hunting. So. Freezer will be good.
Usually, I research a single purchase for, like a week! I read reviews, look at it, talk to people, get Consumer Reports, then FINALLY make a decision. This has put me into overdrive! Choose six major appliances in two days! Agh! Serious overload!
So. Basically, I'm totally wiped out now and feel like just about anything will do.