I know I am spoilt but I love a dishwasher that works. Our dishwasher has been broken for about 3 months and we have been washing by hand. This is nice as it creates opportunity for discussion when you do the dishes together - however, the down side is that not everyone is enthusiastic about doing the dishes full stop. So I relented and got the repairman in. The bad news was that the dishwasher was not able to be revived and a new dishwasher had to be purchased. The new dishwasher is being installed as I type and I am looking forward to clean dishes and less mess in the kitchen!