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Dishwashers, who uses theirs?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sled_dog, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    We have a dishwasher in the new house. As of yet we use it but not sure that will continue. My dad calls it the Rube Goldberg machine because it takes almost as long to properly load it as it would to just wash the dishes by hand. Then it takes 84 minutes after you turn it on and probably a lot of water.
     
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    They are more of a wet/dry storage cabinet/sanitizer :D
     
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    Properly? Just scrape the junk off, throw the dishes in and start it up. In the morning you have clean dishes.
     
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    I do my dishes like this...
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    never had a dishwasher other than my own 2 hands
     
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    I hate threads where all the good jokes are already taken...:D
     
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    eeew, you dont even rinse?

    *note to self: never eat at shewheeler's place*
     
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    It's a smiley fer crap sake! Yes, I rinse :doah:
     
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    We have a brand new one too and it takes 2 hours for the normal cycle and 82 minutes for the light wash.....still trying to figure it out.
     
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    Fresh as a summer breeze, I'll vouch for ya Cheryle...:haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    The one I use takes about 90 seconds
     
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    ive got a pretty nice one, its kinda big but it does a great job on the dishes, has a good paying job and sometimes cooks dinner too.












    :haha:
     
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    Alan, that is almost exactly what my uncle said this summer about his dishwasher. He never uses it.

    We use ours all the time...
     
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    although, the one we have now sounds like an elephant parade.
     
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    we use ours..

    I don't see why,but we still use ours..only 2 of us here,not like we have piles of dishes..and we rinse the plates off practically clean BEFORE they go in the dishwasher!..

    If it were just me,I'd use paper or foam plates,and "wash" them in the woodstove!..then I'd sell all the 5000 china plates my mother has around here..
    I must have tossed out 10 complete sets of dishes,teacups,saucers,etc.that she said were "old"(looked brand new to me!) --and she buys MORE to replace them,when no one ever comes here to use them..:screwy: :screwy:

    Yeah,our dishwasher sounds like a Mack truck idling in the kitchen too..that must be why my mom insists on using it at 2 am..if not that,then the its the clothes washer and dryer..:doah: :mad: ..
     
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    In our new (to us) house my dishwasher uses the dishwasher on occasion. Although, in our old house, we used it all the time, but now since the wife is a homemaker, she says she enjoys doing dishes.:screwy:
     
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    our last house we didnt have one... now our new one we do...
    we definitely like it... when we arent washing dishes in it my truck parts that need cleaning go in there... carb on the top rack though.... :haha:

    just kiddin...


    anyhow... my bro, his wife, his 2 kids moved in... there are so many dishes that yeah it is a great thing...

    also remember this.. no you dont need to rinse but dont leave say a T-Bone on the plate.... just a quick scrape of food off and put in....

    plus they say believe it or not that dishwashers use alot less water..
    ok so it takes longer... so more electric...

    but realize this.... at least in my township.... if you use 1000gallons of water for the month they automatically charge you 1000gallons of sewage...that should be illegal.... people that fill a pool usually pay the fire department say $200 donation to fill the pool with a fire truck due to it being cheaper!!!!!
     
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    We use our dishwasher all the time... We have 2 actually, we had a new one before we moved into this place (its a roll around from an apartment) and a new one mounted in the kitchen..... Anyone wanna buy a dishwasher?
     
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    me too :D . but we do have one in our home, never paid much attention to how long it takes for a cycle tho.
     
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    The diswasher will use water that is WAAAAY hotter than your hands could ever stand, so it's definitely more sanitary. I happen to be a pro at hand washing dishes, but I use the DW all the time. I hand wash pots & pans, large utensils and most cutting boards. If it has touched raw meat, it goes in the DW, though. It has taken 3 years for me to show my GF how to load the DW properly, and what goes/doesn't go in the DW. I love my DW. I have seen some peoples "hand washed" dishes. Some folks don't know what dishsoap is, or when to re-load the sponge with it. My dad is one of them. I don't let him wash dishes at our hunting cabin, if he does I just have to do it again. A clean glass should not have a ring where the milk was.
     
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    Our dishwasher works ok. But the dog does a better job and is more user frendly.
     

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