Cleaning sends me to my happy place; I'm weird like that.
There was a lot of scrubbing with a toothbrush and the running of a wash cycle with white vinegar, and then I pulled out the panels and decided to try the almond color instead of the white.
I also could have picked avocado green, brown, or mustard. We had an avocado green fridge growing up that felt so old and uncool. Now? I think the green looks so pretty. I remember when we got a new almond colored refrigerator WITH AN ICE MAKER and how I felt like my family was finally catching up with my wealthier friends. Again, I'm weird.
I think it was my friend Sarah who suggested trying to find stainless steel inserts for the dishwasher so it would match the rest of the appliances. I looked online but they were really expensive, at least on the manufacturers' sites. But! eBay had panels for $30. Why didn't I think of looking on eBay before?
I'm probably not fooling anyone into thinking this is a new dishwasher but it least it sort of matches now. And you guys, it's *so* clean!