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After convincing myself for over a year that handwashing my dishes isn’t bad – and even an opportunity to practice some zen – I’ve given up.  I’m going for a dishwasher.  I’d been eye-ing Danby’s Countertop model and before shelling out the $300 thought I’d do some product review research.

What I found on youtube was the most New-York-ish, what-I-needed-to-know review I’ve ever encountered.  I could only *wish* all reviews were this forthright, funny (headsup: there is one vulgar moment in it part way through) and used the same kind of real terminology (this thingy. WhateverThisIs) you and I use.  My favourite part is when the vacuum cleaner comes into the Danby Dishwasher review.  It is SO what I can imagine myself having to finangle.

And if you don’t laugh at some point … I don’t know what to tell you.

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Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com


  1. Cyndi in BC

    funny guy! 🙂 I have a Danby countertop dishwasher and it fits under my cupboard and both hoses are connected with a “thingy”. The top connects to the faucet and the bottom is the drain. Easy peasy! I’ve had mine for about 5 years and it washes the dishes. The End.


    nancyzimmerman Reply:

    You’ve had yours five years? That’s good to know! I feel fine about buying it at this point but I just want to explore the option of those little mobile ones before walking into the store. Thanks for chiming in!


    Aug 14, 2010
  2. Clare

    Very informative thingy! I think I may save up for the real thing.


    Aug 14, 2010
  3. Hilarious! There’s something so genuine and annoying but ultimately convincing, in that high-energy, New Yorker nerd delivery, especially when he gets apoplectic about the fact that a designer had to come up with the place to put the soap in. So he convinced you to get one, eh? That’s what I call a soft (although not in voice volume) sell.

    How about this guy doing a video for a dating service. Wouldn’t that be a scream?

    I’m imagining something like:
    “I don’t have a lot of money, but, if that’s not important to you, you might want to date me. I’m just saying. I go out with my friends to the.. I dunno, youknowtheplace, uptown. We watch movies or maybe grab a coffee. I’d certainly find myself a good companion, but I don’t know you, you might want someone else, which is your problem, not mine. So there you go.”
    .-= David´s last blog ..Go East- Old Man =-.


    Aug 15, 2010
  4. Seen this in tiny European kitchens before. Amusing review. The hole rant was classic.
    Krupo´s last [type] ..Advice for the afflicted CA student- surviving the Comp


    Sep 05, 2010

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