There she is, waiting for us. It's a Samsung with stainless interior and hidden controls. After hours of searching, and poring over Sears Outlet's website (and purchasing dishwashers through them that apparently didn't exist), it was waiting for us in the scratch and dent aisle of Lowes that we stop at a few times a week. Go figure.
And since it's pointless to keep things simple, we'll go ahead and buy and install a garbage disposal too, just for giggles. Two appliances that have never been in this house, I almost feel ashamed...
And yes, until an appliance company comes out with an iron finish (or gives us the Jenn-Air suite in oil rubbed bronze that was out a few years back) we'll use the stainless. I've been into plenty of historic places with steel worktables and stoves, and the shiny white or black textured plastic just makes me gag, and the pseudo antique ones are almost as bad.
Do you have any idea how excited I am to buy dishwasher detergent?