A Day in My Life: The Unexpected Thing about New Kitchen Appliances

As much as our Summer of House Updating has stressed my fragile mental health, I have to admit I’m still dazzled by the new kitchen appliances. kitchen3


Our old appliances were 25 years old. They still worked, but they worked LOUDLY. The biggest change I’ve noticed with the new appliances is that everything is so quiet! Whisper-hush.



The old oven timer used to blurt persistently, like someone holding their finger on the doorbell. kitchen2The new oven timer gives an “I’m sorry to bother you”  gentle tap on your shoulder kind-of-sound. I didn’t even notice it the first few times I baked cookies! The new dishwasher sounds like a quiet brook. The old one sounded like Niagara Falls.




If it weren’t for the four electricians who shout from one end of the house to the other, plus my blessed-with-a-life-guard’s-voice husband, plus three dogs (one of which barks constantly)…you’d think our house was a library.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Shirley Chapel says:

    Your brand new appliances sound heavenly. Hope they last 25 years too.

  2. C.J. says:

    LOL…..your today’s post makes me continue to chuckle! I too love a remodel,….AFTER it is done. Sounds like a great time for you to be absent from the summer home, plan a relaxing mini trip for yourself, and let hubby stay there, and be in charge! lol
    YOU never cease to amaze me, Suzanne!
    P.S. Love the pics, especially the old mixer! lol lol

  3. Marilyn R says:

    All the changes with appliances are amazing through the years. Enjoy the new and the quiet. Blessings.

  4. ChrisChris Mallett says:

    I loved your book The Keeper. I cannot wait to read the next journey in the Lapp families lives. This was the first book that has made me laugh, cry, then happy. And I mean literally cry. Lol. Awesome writing, Suzanne. So happy I found you. Thank you. Keep writing.