I am considering getting rid of our dishwasher.
Hear me out...
My 87-year-old grandmother has never owned a dishwasher. She cooks 3 meals a day (always has). If she can survive, so can I.
I know that there are great dishwashers out there. Mine is not one of them. I basically have to wash all dishes before they go into the dishwasher. Talk about irony! If there are any crumbs or anything on a dish when it goes into the dishwasher, it will be there when it comes out.
I can probably handwash my dishes in the time it takes me to rinse and scrape them before loading the dishwasher. Plus, washing dishes would be a great character-builder for my sons. And it may give us time to talk if one of them is responsible for helping me each evening. That would be nice.
If I remove the dishwasher, I can use that space for storage. Rather than add a cabinet, I can just cover the space with pretty fabric on a tension rod. It would be a great place to keep potatoes (dark). I could also store some larger kitchen devices there (breadmaker, extra large Tupperware-type bowls). Or maybe I could create a shelf and put the microwave on top and storage on the bottom. Talk about freeing up counter space!
Honestly, the more I think about it, the more I want to get rid of it.
Am I crazy?