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I’ve been told that I can be a little rigid sometimes. I tend to let some big stuff go that would upset other people, but I dig in on some little things that I really shouldn’t be worrying about. Loading the dishwasher is one of those “little things.” I simply do it better than my husband ever will.
Of course, he may be perfectly capable of doing it better than he does – perhaps he’s just doing it the “wrong” way because that’s a great way to get out of having to do it at all. But at least our Frigidaire dishwasher doesn’t let him get away with that. Whichever way we load it, it does a good job. And there are a lot of different ways to load it.
My favorite feature on this dishwasher is the adjustable top rack. Most of the time I keep it in one place – up – but especially if I’m baking a lot, and I’m filling the dishwasher with a lot of big bowls and pans that won’t all fit on the bottom rack, being able to create extra headroom for the top rack makes loading the dishwasher a lot easier. And then, if I’ve got an especially tall pan to put in the bottom rack, I can move the rack back into the up position in about two seconds. It really is that easy.
There are other parts of the dishwasher that are flexible as well. On both racks there are tines and holders that can be moved off to the side if they’re not needed, and on the top rack there are two plastic parts that fold down to hold three wine glasses each.
The silverware basket is probably the most flexible feature on the dishwasher. First of all, it’s actually three baskets that can be used separately or attached together to make one long basket. Second, each section has a swing-down lid that solves that nasty “nesting” problem, where spoons come together in the wash with a vacuum seal and trap food between them. With these lids, each piece of silverware gets its own little slot, so they all stay separate. When my husband saw this he said it looked like a pain in the ass, and that there wouldn’t be enough room for all of the utensils. But he admitted after using it that it’s not a pain at all, and that it really works. Even when we had a big dinner party and used most of the utensils we own, the basket still wasn’t full.
I’m really enjoying this dishwasher. I still love loading it, knowing that I won’t have to spend an hour hand-washing all those dishes. With the time I’ve gained I can devote more time to showing my husband what else he’s doing wrong.
I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive Campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Frigidaire and received a Frigidaire Refrigerator, Range/Microwave, Washer/Dryer set, and a Dishwasher to facilitate my review.
Originally posted on Selfish Mom. All opinions expressed on this website come straight from Amy unless otherwise noted. This post has a Compensation Level of 2. Please visit Amy’s Full Disclosure page for more information. Amy also blogs at Filming In Brooklyn, Behind the Screen, and the NYC Moms Blog.
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