Fireworks in the kitchen.

So Friday was my day off of work, and I spent the morning doing chores and catching up on editing some pictures.  After I'd unloaded the dishwasher, I figured since I was home for a bit, I might as well clean it.

I've used a cleaning method I found on Pinterest before, and it worked good - so I went to my {Home} board and pulled the link up.  Basically, in an empty dishwasher on the hottest cycle, you add a cup of vinegar, let it run and then add a cup of baking soda and let a second cycle run.

So I grabbed my glass measuring cup & economy size jug of vinegar and got her ready.  I clicked the "Hi Temp" setting on the dishwasher, shut the door and clicked the cycle over to "run".

And that's when the fireworks started.  Literally.

My dishwasher caught on fire.

Luckily, I hadn't left the kitchen and heard the grinding noises, saw the smoke and was able to turn the dishwasher off and kill the breaker.  I also grabbed the fire extinguisher, because you really can't be too safe.  I unscrewed the top and pulled the dishwasher out away from the cabinets and saw that the fire had stopped (I think it was just the motor & electrical wires that had flamed, so once the power was killed the fire went out.)

Needless to say, I'm headed to town this morning to get a new one.

I'm not repairing it - frankly, the cost of the repair + the age of our dishwasher + worrying it will catch fire again DOES NOT = sanity.  I'm willing to pay the extra $100 bucks to know I won't have fireworks again in the future.  It is November after all, not July.  ;)

Wish me luck!  


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