Can't afford to purchase a new dishwasher to match your appliances?

United States
March 27, 2007 8:38am CST
Here's a tip I never knew. MOST dishwashers have a panel on the front that when flipped over from the current "white" color, becomes black! Manufacturers don't bother to tell people this because well, if you're making new purchases of black appliances they're hoping you come out and buy a new "black" matching dishwasher! Now you can safe lots of money by simply unscrewing the front facets and flipping over the panel on the door! Amazing eh?
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
I know my dishwasher does this, and I always want to do it when hubby is out someday just to freak him out.
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@loved1 (5337)
• United States
27 Mar 07
HAHAHAHAHA! That is an excellent idea. I wonder how long it will take him to notice?
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• United States
27 Mar 07
How did you know it already smarty pants? LOL Did they tell you this when you bought it or did you just discover it? Just curious! And go ahead... change it and tells us how long it takes him to notice! LOL
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Many years ago, I had a GE dishwasher. It came with three panels. So that meant I had six colors to work with. It was one of the features I really liked about it. I had options and I really like options. I only had to open one side and slide the panels out. So when you open yours, don't be surprised if you find more than one panel to work with.
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• United States
28 Mar 07
Oh how kewl! I never even knew they HAD panels! LOL I just assumed they were made one way and that was it.
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@loved1 (5337)
• United States
27 Mar 07
That is a bit of amazing information I never knew about before reading this post! We just bought a new dishwasher and now I want to go unscrew the front to find out if it is a different color on the inside. How in the world did you find out about this?
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• United States
27 Mar 07
I saw it on a home redecorating show. The guy says "Well, we replaced your appliances but the dishwasher doesn't match the new, sleek black ones we bought. Here's a little secret manufacturers don't tell you." He flipped it over and voila, looked like a completely different dishwasher! I was amazed!
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Hi Hockeygal4ever, Ya' know, I did know this! Not because I've done it, but because I'm an H.G.T.V. junkie. The stuff I've learned on that cable channel ... it's simply amazing! So, have you flipped it yet?
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• United States
28 Mar 07
lol... mine is already black and I think I'll leave it.. although I could make it white!?
@Bell88 (370)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 07
Nice tip. Now i can give this advice to others and make me seem like an expert.
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