Can appliances smell fear? Do they somehow know that in two days they will be expected to perform at their absolute peak? Does the pressure cause them to break down within 24-hours of showtime? I think so.
Last year, two days before Thanksgiving, my oven died. I bought a new one – a floor model – so I wouldn’t have to wait for delivery. Last night, my dishwasher groaned, emitted a noxious burning odor and gave up. The repair guy says it needs a new pump and a new engine. It’s a premature demise for a six-year old Kitchen-Aid. “Most last eight to twelve years. Are you sure that you are rinsing the dishes before you load them?” he asked.
Frankly, if you have to rinse the dishes before you put them in the dishwasher, what’s the point?