My dishwasher is definitely not the same Maytag appliance I remember growing up with. For starters, I KNOW my mom would have paddled my butt with a wooden spoon if I had tried to pretend I was a monkey and hang from the door.
Levi got a timeout after I caught him doing this. I gotta say, I was pretty impressed with the way my Maytag held up. I’ve also caught him standing on top of the dishwasher door when it’s open (shhh…please don’t tell anyone just in case that voids my warranty) and even though he’s just over 24 lbs, the door was perfectly fine.
One of Levi’s favorite things to do is help with chores around the house. I assume he gets that from his dad, because I hate housework.
The nice thing about finally having a dishwasher is that Levi is able to help out more. It’s especially nice that the Jetclean Plus Steam cycle is powerful enough to get my dishes clean without having to pre-wash them. I don’t know about you, but growing up, I always thought it was silly that my brother and I had to wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. That’s kind of ironic, right? The dishwasher is supposed to wash the dishes, not you. And if you’ve ever had an impatient 2 year old as your cleanup helper, you know there’s just not time for messing around with that – he wants to help, and he wants to help NOW.
The removable baskets and adjustable upper rack add-ons are a definite improvement over the dishwasher I was used to as a kid. I remember when my brother Jacob was little, if you accidentally let a bottle nipple fall through to the bottom, it was toast. The plastic would get deformed, so we just had to wash all those parts by hand. With my new Maytag, the extra shelf on the top rack has little slots for all of Levi’s sippy cup pieces. Since he helps me load the dishwasher, I have had a couple fall through and wind up at the bottom, but it didn’t hurt the pieces at all – they still worked just the way they’re supposed to.
Even though it’s only me, Levi, and Mike, we still go through a fair amount of dishes and probably run our dishwasher at least twice a week, or whenever I run out of clean glasses and sippy cups. For some reason, I was smart enough to buy place settings for 16 people, but only enough glasses for 8. Guess I better put those on my list for Santa next year.
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I wrote this post participating in an Maytag Moms Dependable Kitchen Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with a Maytag kitchen appliances set, including a refrigerator, dishwasher, and range to facilitate my post.”