The tale of the incompetant housewife

A few months back, I begged, pleaded and practically prostituted myself with Mom Central to be part of their Frigidaire campaign. Select moms would receive various appliances to review and I was thrilled to be named a part of Team Dishwasher.

My new dishwasher arrived the day before I left for the Olympics and I knew it would be put to the extreme test: my husband (who loathes doing the dishes) would be left in charge of doing that which he hates most in the world.

He survived…thrived, even. I was delighted to come home to a sink NOT full of dirty dishes.

I took over dish duty and put it to the test. I LOVED the open layout of the dishwasher and that it uses 41 % less energy and 40 % less water than was used just 10 years ago.

Because, believe it or not, I was doing dishes way back then.

But in the middle of my euphoria, it stopped cleaning the tough dishes. I hemmed and hawed and finally contacted Mom Central.

“Send us a photograph or your fully-loaded dishwasher,” they advised. I did so and they forwarded it to Frigidaire’s product team to assess the issue.

Turns out, the issue was me.

This should not be a shock to any of you.

From loading the dishes in the wrong direction to inadvertently blocking key spray areas, it was revealed that I do not know how to load a dishwasher.

After following the team’s instructions, my dishwasher is fully functional and glorious again. For any future problems, I now know the root of the problem:

“User Error.”

So, let’s hear it. Whether it’s TVs, computers or new appliances, have you ever messed up and tried to blame someone else?

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive Campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Frigidaire and received a Frigidaire Dishwasher to facilitate my review.

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