You don't really think about it until something goes wrong. We are spoiled by our modern contraptions like microwaves, washer and dryers, and dishwashers.
My dishwasher is deciding to break, and so it has been nearly impossible to keep up with the piles of dirty dishes as I am at the most trying time of the semester. I don't see how I will be able to function until I have time to have a repairman come out and take a look at the blessed thing. Let's hope it can be fixed.
Now, let's have a moment of appreciation for all of the good-working appliances we use every day.