I doubt that I’ll get the dishwasher fixed, and I’m certain that I won’t replace it. The entire dishwasher procedure is too complex for me; I always have to retrieve a favorite spatula or bowl waiting to be washed, and then of course I have to wash it; invariably I run out of glasses; and unloading takes forever.
Washing by hand suits the simpler life that I am seriously trying to cultivate. Oh, I use hot water, but it’s my muscle power versus electricity, and that feels very green and healthy.
Ironically, just before I discovered the powerless dishwasher, I had come up from hanging the laundry in the basement. It took time, but it felt simple and definitely green. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to use that old scrubbing board. That would not feel simple.