I guess you know you're an adult when the prospect of purchasing new appliances is met with something other than wishing to throw yourself in the floor, kick and scream and cry and pout about the unfairness of it all.....
When I bought my townhouse, it was not yet built. The builder provided certain appliances which I was sure were the cheapest things they could lay hands on. They offered 'upgrades' but I figured I'd just pay more for less and wouldn't really have any choice in the matter. So I decided to go with the 'crap' and then replace them as soon as possible.
Then the recession hit. Bummer! New appliances were pushed to the bottom of the list.
This summer, the dishwasher went from noisy and inefficient to deafeningly loud and inefficient. I figured it's time was short. The dishes are clean but the noise it takes to get them that way is really no fun for anyone.
Luckily, we got a bit of a bonus this Christmas, so on Christmas Eve, I headed down to H.H. Gregg to shop for a new machine. I had done some research on the ones in my price range and decided on either an LG or a GE. When I got down there, the nice salesman showed me this KitchenAid, which was on sale and nicer than either of the other two I had picked out, so I went with it.
They delivered it on Sunday (yes, the day after Christmas in a snowstorm - H.H. Gregg is cool like that).
Here it is in the kitchen.
I am happy to report that in addition to being good looking, it is also quiet - as well as energy and water efficient.
And I feel like such a grown up now.