Every so often we would walk past and give it a sneaky tug, as if perhaps it was just playing with us and if we snuck up on it, it would be caught unawares.
Of course, the door remained firmly closed, with all our cutlery inside.
These were the only knives we had left.
A Tombilboo childrens knife or a cleaver - try eating with those!
We had to admit defeat and call in the repair man who had to break open the door.
So now I have a dilemma - to fix our dishwasher we need a new door which will cost £250+, or buy a new machine.
In theory we should fix ours, but it is old and not very good and probably uses loads of water (am I just trying to make myself feel better!). A new one would be far more ecological.
But my main dilemma is do we really need a dishwasher at all? Is it a luxury or a necessity? Washing up is not that much of a chore and I am certain I could spend my money on something far more important. We hardly used the last one, so I don't really want to replace it.
I am happy to do without, but hubby is not so sure.
Do you do without?