You missed a spot!!!!

United States
February 23, 2008 6:55am CST
How many of you have a dishwasher? How many of you wash dishes by hand? what do you think gets the dishes cleaner by hand or dish washer? I have just me as a dishwasher and I'm kinda sick of doing it but I sometimes do a better job than when we had a dishwasher. LOL!!! But I never let my other half do dishes that often because when I put them away I tend to throw them back in the sink to reclean them. LOL!!!
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
23 Feb 08
My dishwasher with the sanitize on gets my dishes cleaner I think. I'm always in a hurry when I was dishes and seems like I'm the one missing spots. So I definitely would say around this household- the dishwasher rules.
• United States
23 Feb 08
I usually wash my dishes with antibacterial soap.. LOL and then I smoother them with soap. LOL!! I'm so ocd when it comes to dishes. LOL!!
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• United States
23 Feb 08
Holy OCD...I guess I'm the same way with the sanitize on my dishwasher. But handwashing I don't do that...too lazy. :)
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• United States
23 Feb 08
Renting the house I live in not going to install a dishwasher for the guy. LOL!!!
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I have a dishwasher and I sometimes wash my dishes by hand. There is only three of us so depending on how many dishes there are to wash, some of the time they go straight into the dishwasher, and other times if I can be bothered, I hand wash. My husband never washes the dishes by hand. They go straight into the dishwasher sometimes not even rinsed. I hate that!
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I'm almost positive that men screw up doing the dishes on purpose so that they are never asked to do it again. LOL!!!
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
28 Feb 08
haha that and every other household chore LOL
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Ain't that the truth..LOL!!!!
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• Philippines
25 Feb 08
In the Philippines,we usually do the dishes by hand and I do too.I find washing the dishes fun though since I've been doing it since I was a child.Besides,hand dish washing is accurate although tiring(to some).
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Thank you for your views I really appreciate it. Have a nice day.
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@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
25 Feb 08
No, we dont have a dishwasher. We wash our dishes manually. And because I dont know how to cook at home and so my assignment is to wash the dishes. I am more comfortable on washing dishes manually, I can scrub the dirt from food.
• United States
28 Feb 08
thank you for your response and have a nice day.
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• United States
25 Feb 08
Thankfully, I have an access to two dishwashers. One at home and the other while I'm at college. I really feel that the dishwasher really gets dishes cleaner than handwashing does. That, and all the heat that is used during the wash cycle helps kill any germs that may be lingering on the dishes. Not only that, dishwashers generally are better for the environment too because they do not use as much water and handwashing does.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Thank you for your response and the information. didn't know that it was better for the environment.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
23 Feb 08
Yes we have a dishwasher and its called my eldest son! He does the washing up as part of his way to earn his keep. My husband has always fancied a dishwasher, but I have never seen the point in them, they dont always do a good job and sometimes they really stink. I used to use one at work and it was vile.
• United States
23 Feb 08
Even dishwashers need washed every once in a while LOL!!!!
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@SViswan (12071)
• India
23 Feb 08
We don't have a dishwasher (it isn't very common in India). I have a maid who does it for me....but frankly I do a better job...very few maids have been really done a good job. And as far as my husband goes, he rarely offers to do the dishes (even when we have no maid)...and as far as I remember...he must have offered twice in 8 years of marriage. And the two times he's done it, I've had to do it again. I hate doing the dishes after it has piled up. I prefer washing the dishes as I go along with the cooking and soon after a meal. But it doesn't happen that way with a toddler at home.
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• United States
23 Feb 08
I so wish we had a maid it would be nice. LOL!! But I truly understand what you mean about once they pile up that you just don't want to do it .. I hate it when the sink is full of dishes..LOL!!!
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• United States
23 Feb 08
I REFUSE to do DISHES! I had to wash dishes by hand every day of my life from the time I was 8 to the time I was 17 and then I had to do it again 98% of the time up until 2005. Since then I think I have done dishes once a month. But I got to ask you.... Why do you get so mad at your sweetie when he used to leave dishes piled up in the sink and wouldn't wash them? Hehehe. I have a dishwasher and I have a sweetie, a step brother, and a 12 year old that do this chore nowadays. We never put anything that is heavily soiled in the dish washer. Those we wash in the sink, by hand. Like roasters, frying pans, huge mixing bowls, etc. The rest of the stuff goes in the dish washer and if it doesn't come clean the first time everyone will run the dishwasher again before they would ever consider washing more by hand.
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• United States
23 Feb 08
hey no fair I have ran the dishwasher and done the dishes by hand at your place. LOL!! I guess I get mad because it would be nice to have some help. LOL!!
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
23 Feb 08
We have a dishwasher but I seldom use it. I don't like the way it cleans and I've always hand washed dishes so it's not a big thing for me. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United States
23 Feb 08
I get tired of doing the dishes all the time especially since I have a condition in which my skin will start to peel of my hands when I was frequently. So I kinda get a little miffed.
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@jtr115 (724)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I have a dishwasher, but I wash my dishes by hand to save energy. I also sometimes use paper plates, especially if the dish has cheese or other sticky foods.
• United States
23 Feb 08
As we joke in the house we use the fine china when we don't really feel like having to clean up that much. LOL!!!!
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 Feb 08
Yes I too have a diswasher but mainly still do the dishes by hand. I use the diswaher usually when I have visitors as there are many more dishes to do but as it is usually just myself and my son I find handwashing more economical and easier. I have to often rewash dishes from the dishwasher so may as well do by hand. Ellie:D
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• United States
23 Feb 08
good point thank you for your response. I wish I was only washing dishes for two people.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
8 Mar 08
Hi there... Im one to prefer washing dishes by hand, I dont really trust dish washes, they cant get where you hands can, the hot water that comes out onto the dishes in a dish washer is great, but then bits of hard food are left stuck to the bottoms... Big ups to the manual dish washers...
• United States
13 Mar 08
yep now a days you have to prewash dishes to actually get them clean in the dishwasher yeah it may sterlize the dishes with heat but still the food is on it yuck.!!!!
• United States
24 Feb 08
I don't have a dishwasher, I do all my dishes by hand, I think either way it get your dishes clean, all you have to do is do them right.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
YOu do have a point there thank you for your response Have a nice one.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 Feb 08
we have a dishwasher, ME! sure would be nice to have someone else do them once in a while - well someone besides my beloved that is - not that he does a poor job, he actually does great at getting them clean, but it takes him such a long time. . . he washes a couple, takes a break, washes a couple - gets distracted. it may take all day for a simple load of dishes to be completed, lol. I am too impatient.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
hey I wouldn't care if it would take all day as long as they were done right. LOL!!! I'm just picky on how clean theyare .. LOL!!!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I have never used a dishwasher, bellaofchaos, although I once had one. It came with my apartment. For some reason I just prefer to wash dishes by hand. The reason could be because, as a child, washing dishes was the first thing I wanted to do. I was so eager that my uncle built me a little stool to stand on so that I could reach the sink. I often came away with my dress soaked, but I was happy to have washed the dishes.
• United States
28 Feb 08
Hey you're more than welcome to come over and wash my dishes if it makes you happy. LOL!! Have a nice day.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
We have a dishwasher, but some dishwashing detergent remove the finish. So avoid Electrosol at all costs. I have decided to do dishwashing by hand as it gets them much cleaner. We use the dishwasher if there is company, but in order for them to be really clean, I have to rinse them off. And if you have hard water, you cannot get rid of the rust stains by the dishwasher. I had to buy some rush remover and clean them separately.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Wow I never new that about dishwashers. I guess I should be happy that I do my dishes by hand LOL!! Have a nice day.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
Hi bellaofchaos, You may find this hard to believe, but I often feel that doing dishes by hand can be fun. We don't have a dishwasher, and I really wouldn't want one. I find that if you've been doing something that is mentally taxing, nothing gets you back to basics better than putting your hands in some nice soapy dishwater, and making sure that you get everything clean. Blessings.
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• United States
26 Feb 08
Thanks for your point of view and thoughts , unfortunately I have a skin condition that my hands peel constantly in the winter and that doing the dishes makes it worse .. So sometimes my hand get to the point where I can't do them at all and then my other half grips to no return because he has to do dishes.
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@patgalca (14600)
• Orangeville, Ontario
24 Feb 08
When we moved into this house 12 years ago, there was a half-size dishwasher here. I had never seen such a thing before. We used it for awhile but eventually it started leaking all over the kitchen floor so we stopped using it. I sure as heck wish we had a working dishwasher because I can't for the life of me get my kids to help out. I am sick of seeing all the dishes piled up on the kitchen counter - and I have very little counter space too boot. I am dire need of a kitchen makeover, complete with dishwasher but can in no way afford one anytime in the near future. Anyone know of any contests I can enter to win one? LOL!
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• United States
26 Feb 08
Sorry I have no clue of any contests you could enter but hey start a change jar for it ... Make sure to put the jar where no one is going to dig for the quarters that you throw in there. LOL Have a nice day.
• United States
24 Feb 08
My wife is like you and does a better job with the dishes. But even I find an ocassional fork or plate she had done that has to be redone. We have a new dishwaher but we do not use it. I think Louella would just prefer to do them by hand. I don't want to bother with this machine either. I seldom wash the dishes or the clothes as this is my wife's preference. Once in awhile I take a load of stuff to the laundry matt to clean some throw rugs or our dogs blankets and pillows. but that is all..
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• United States
26 Feb 08
I cringe every time my other half does a dish or goes near our washing machine. I swear I end up missing clothes when he washes stuff and then I'm upset and frustrated that i can't find anything. LOL!!!!
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 08
They do say that you only miss something if you've had it to miss in the first place, and I have never had a dishwasher, so what you haven't had you don't miss! We've always had a manual one, that's me! I used to be left to do all the dishes, because my ex was too lazy! And I would get fed up seeing a stack of washing up left for me to do. If my ex ever did them well you can guarantee that they weren't done properly, another cliche if you want things done properly do them yourself!
• United States
25 Feb 08
I know what you mean I have to say I am the dishwasher and I have had a dishwasher I miss having a dishwasher it's a real chore to do dishes by hand for a family of 7 but I rent my house and I'm not putting in a dishwasher for the land lord LOL!! Have a nice day.
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