When Did We Allow Machines to Enslave Us?
Remember when washing machines washed, dryers dried and dishwashers both washed and dried?
I'm all for energy and water savings. It's good for the planet and all. But what's the point if we become slaves to the machines?
Why should we have to manually dry the inside of the washing machine to prevent fungus from growing? That sounds like a design flaw to me!!
Why should we have to towel dry all the dishes from a dishwasher when drying is the bigger and more tedious part of dishwashing?
One of the things I love about my new induction cooktop is that I don't have to make the kind of accommodations I'm supposed to--it works with un-flat and over-sized cookware.
Functional things, like having to use iron with induction, or the top of the fridge or freezer being warmer than the bottom (physics--heat rises) are normal. Machines making you do part of their job is bad design.
I see sooo many threads here where people talk about how nice their appliances are but then talk about the accommodations they make, and the extra work they do, to make these things work right! Why do we put up with this?