One of two things will happen by my creating this thread.
#1 - I’ll discover that I am indeed, not alone and possibly discover a market for the next generations of appliances.
#2 - People that frequent this board will for once and for all, have undeniable proof that there is something seriously wrong with me and alienate me as much as possible.
The subject of this thread: I think that where possible, all appliances should have windows. Big ones!
When I bake items in the oven, to the bewilderment of the lovely Mrs. Bernse, I am constantly opening the oven to look at the goodies inside. Now, our oven does have a window in the door, but I want a biggin’. I don’t want to have to open the door to get a really good look inside. Give me a door entirely made of GLASS!
We have a front loading washing machine. I have, quite honestly, sat in front of that thing for hours… watching the laundry get washed. Before we had a Front Loader, I would constantly open the lid of our old top loading washing machine so I could watch it wash. I did this for as long as I could remember.
The clothes dryer could use a window too, although it wouldn’t be as entertaining as the washer. I have noticed that Whirlpool is now marketing a dryer with a see-through door. That may be on the horizon if our current dryer craters.
When I cook items in the microwave, I’ll gaze through the door of the oven intently, somehow awed that my food cooking before my eyes!
However, the appliance that really, desprately needs a window, IMHO is the dishwasher. That would be cool, watching the water spray around. It would have a useful purpose (other than home entertainment) too!! You could probably tell if something flipped by a jet of water or is not in the proper location and is not being washed effectively. That would probably be even more entertaining than the front loader washing machine.
The Vacuum. I bought one of those crappy Fantom vacuums, just so I could (OK, not just) see the dirt go round and round in the clear plastic dust bucket as I vacuum.
The fridge. Well, OK, there is one appliance that doesn’t need to have a window… and is probably better that it doesn’t.
Am I alone? Am I the only person that has the irresistable urge to open the washing machine lid and watch the clothes get washed? Or open the dishwasher 10 minutes in the cycle just to see how its coming along?