With the lining-out of our new boat, Yarwood, only a week away, our boat fitter Stuart asked us to go ahead and source the white goods. So this morning we ordered the new washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher - John Lewis will deliver to Barnowl Narrowboats next Monday.
We have opted for a washer that will take a 7kg load and give a 1600rpm spin to minimise drying time. The tumble dryer is a condensing model with sensor drying i.e. it 'senses' the water content of the load and dries accordingly. We have been using a similar model on Caxton for the last three years and have no complaints.
And as with Caxton, we have again found space in the new boat to fit a full sized dishwasher. Generally we run the dishwasher once a day, it uses only 10 litres of water per wash/per day, we therefore don't do any additional washing-up, there are no dirty cups, dishes, pans etc. hanging about to be washed, dried and put away and it does an excellent job so well worth the boat space in our book!