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Posted on 2013.12.30 at 00:00
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I'd been eyeing to replace the worst dishwasher I'd ever used since...ever, and thankfully, due to Best Buy's "Columbus Day" sale of 30% off, free delivery, free installation, free haul-away, and most importantly 18-months 0% financing, that dream became a reality.

Ordering and installation was effortless and back-to-back and once all alone with my new dishwasher, I knelt down to peel off the odd little bit of plastic taping around the stainless steel facing. And that's when shit got real.

You see, that's not a little plastic protective strip, its laser-etched, uneven asterisks across the front. Because I knew no one would believe me, I took this picture and attached it to all communication with Best Buy. A month later, after much talk but little action, I walked into the store and showed the picture to some random employee, who grimaced, exasperated. "You look like you recognize this picture." I exclaimed.

"We all have. They haven't replaced that yet?"

I've worked Make-Ready in the automotive industry and have unwrapped plastic from every part of the interior of a car you can think of prior to delivery on the showroom floor, and am also intimately familiar with the protective screening they put on monitors, mice, printers and keyboards and was even surprised to find it on washers and dryers.

So some two months later the original installer returns, and unwraps the entire face of the door after using a utility knife to cut both edges from the inside. I'd peeled the plastic from the instrument panel and assumed that was that.

So yeah, just plastic after all. And it looks like I got another new dishwasher what with the shiny now :P


michelle1963 at 2013-12-30 12:51 (UTC) (Link)
drastic improvement! Can't imagine why the other got laser-etched - and lasar-etched etched so badly! I have never seen a stainless steel appliance decorated with etchings. Doesn't mean it doesn't happen, but if so, no one brags about it.
ehowton at 2013-12-30 15:41 (UTC) (Link)
Hrm. I may need to re-author my post, as the only laser-etching was on the plastic wrap on my existing dishwasher. There was no "other" dishwasher - this is the same dishwasher. It was plastic after all, albeit quite study - requiring a utility knife to cut it from the inside of the door.
dawaioser at 2014-01-31 01:26 (UTC) (Link)
I have dishwasher envy, first in the fact that you have one, and secondly you have a brand that I COVET. Sadly, unless they start making European sized ones available in the US, it will never become a reality.
ehowton at 2014-01-31 03:34 (UTC) (Link)
Sadly, I have a bunch of handwash-only things. Too many, in fact.
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