I’ll be moving into my new house this week and — more importantly — I’ll be inheriting another’s appliance choices.
Right now, that consists of:
- a loud 15-year-old 18 cu. ft. top mount refrigerator
- a smelly plastic tub dishwasher (whose vinyl-coated racks show the beginnings of rust)
- a self-clean gas range with the tiniest oven window you’ve ever seen
- a decent OTR microwave
- a (gasp!) top-load washer and its matching ancient dryer
One by one (or two), I’ll replace each of the appliance, either to improve efficiency and performance or because one simply konks out. And in the case of the fridge, that could be sooner rather than later…
Appliances don’t come cheap, and though I get a discount on them, they’re still an investment. So I’ll have to decide where to spend my money and where to save.
Because it’s dominating my thoughts the last few days, I’m going to channel my forthcoming appliance purchases into a series of blog posts called “Things I Want.” I’ll write them based on what I’d pick if I were going shopping today.
My criteria considers performance, features, aesthetics, durability, efficiency, price and warranty — not equally, however. And they all must be sold at Warners’ Stellian, obviously. But there’s really nothing I’d want that we don’t sell.
I’ll split it into two categories, one aspirational and the other more achievable. I’m trying to think of what to call each category, and I keep thinking I’m ripping “Desired/Acquired” from something. But until I find out for sure…
Look for the first “Things I Want” post Monday.