Dishwasher and Refrigerator

The appliances in the house were in decent shape and about 7-9 years old. They were all stainless steel although not high end. When I found a hardly used GE dishwasher at the Restore I thought it was a good chance to update and match the new stove.

Near as I can tell from the serial number and appearance the old dishwasher was made in 2010. It was an operable quiet dishwasher but was a bit dated.

Older Frigidaire Dishwasher
Older Frigidaire Dishwasher

The interior was especially dated and all white plastic. All the appliances were originally Frigidaire but the new stove was GE.

Frigidaire dishwasher Interior
Frigidaire dishwasher interior

The newer GE dishwasher is probably from 2015. It is a Hybrid Stainless Steel model which means the inner tub is grey plastic but the rest is stainless. There is some evidence that plastic tubs dry dishes faster than stainless.

GE Interior
GE Interior

It was a bit of an extravagance to replace a decent dishwasher but it is nice to have matching brand appliances and we were able to sell the old dishwasher on Craigslist. This new one had more wash features and sanitize and it is Energy Star.

Hidden controls
Hidden controls

Plus the handles match the new stove. The installation was a bit tricky because the old dishwasher was plumbed into a stand pipe up behind the kitchen sink which was difficult to reach. I ended up cutting the pipe a little lower so I could place the new drain hose in the stand pipe. The arrangement is more similar to a washing machine drain but it appears to work.

Newer GE Dishwasher
Newer GE Dishwasher

They also decided that they needed a cupboard more than a wine fridge so that was removed too. I used it as a dorm fridge for drinks and snacks while I was working in the house. Plus I got a small used microwave for myself while I was there.

The refrigerator was a deep side by side model. It stuck out into the passageway between it and the counter. Again it was in decent shape although there were a few blemishes on the door. My son decided to replace it with a counter depth model.

Frigidaire Refrigerator and Wine Fridge
Frigidaire Refrigerator and Wine Fridge

We had to take the doors off to get the old refrigerator through the front door. It really was wide and bulky. Although we listed it several times on Craigslist and Next Door we were not able to sell it. Eventually someone picked it up for free. I guess for a refrigerator a 2010 model was getting old, or it was too big for most people to move themselves.

Refrigerator for sale
Refrigerator for sale

It was great to have it out of the way so I could work on installing the cabinet that was removed from the island. I had to replace some tile there as well because the tile was not completely under the front of the wine fridge and the cabinet was a little shallower.

When they were almost ready to move in they bought a nice GE french door bottom freezer counter depth energy star refrigerator from a local scratch and dent vendor. It was perfect for the space.

Better fit
Better fit
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