Dish washer or Hand washed plates?

Greece
November 3, 2006 6:43pm CST
I had an argument with my mother this morning. I said that dish washers are for these ladies that don't care if the plate smells fine and it's perfectly clean. Are you with me on this?
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@Meljep (1668)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Studies show that if you use the dishwasher and fill it to capacity without too much rinsing you can cut your washing water by a 1/3. You would have to do your own study to determing how much you save at your house, but washing dishes wreaks havoc on some people's hands. It's probably a matter of preference.
• Greece
16 Nov 06
Yes, if the studies say so then they are right. But due to the fact that I have a small child at home I prefer washing them by hand. It makes me sure that they are clean enough.
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• Greece
16 Nov 06
Yes, if the studies say so then they are right. But due to the fact that I have a small child at home I prefer washing them by hand. It makes me sure that they are clean enough.
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@luskas (3430)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Nop... A dishwasher keeps the dishes clean and with a terrific smell if you use good cleaning products... Are you sure you already take the dish out the machine?
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• Greece
16 Nov 06
Thank you for answering
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@blueman (16516)
• India
16 Nov 06
dish washer is better.
• Greece
16 Nov 06
Thank you for answering!
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@luskas (3430)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Nop... A dishwasher keeps the dishes clean and with a terrific smell if you use good cleaning products... Are you sure you already take the dish out the machine?
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• Greece
16 Nov 06
Yeah I am. I don't like dish washers. I find the idea really weird and when I saw the result I was disappointed.
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@melody1011 (1665)
• India
28 Nov 06
I dont like using a dishwasher. For i feel its a waste of time. YOu have to rinse the plates or dishes before using the dishwasher and i feel in that case you might as well use a lil liquid soap and wash it clean. That saves you time of loading and unloading the dishwasher. I prefer handwashing all my dishes.
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• Greece
28 Jan 07
My point exactly. What is wrong in using the hands to do something useful.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 06
Lololol no I am afraid I am not on this one as I find that the dishes come out cleaner and freshher from the Dishwasher
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• Greece
28 Jan 07
Ok! I respect your opinion. Thank you so much!
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I prefer a dishwasher and I really think it tends to get the plates cleaner than washing them with the same dirty ol' sponge every time. Sponges harbor germs. Ick! --- --- --- "I certainly think Britney Spears is the devil. The way she projects herself and the fact that she is so obviously vacuous. I think it's such a shame that she became so influential to very small children." -- MORRISSEY --- --- ---
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• Greece
17 Nov 06
Here is something you haven't noticed maybe. When you hand wah the plates, you have to wash them twice in order to get all the germs off the plates. The soap used in the water and on the sponge is especially made for killing germs even from the first hand. Water is rinsing the germs off. And the last but not least, the sponge contains germs only if you leave it in the water and use it then. When staying in the waterfor a long time then germs start appearing. It is best to wash the plates and then rinse the sponge off with plenty of water and wash it once with soap and rinse it again with water. You have to be careful.Don't forget that the worst germs ever are the salts staying on the plates and in the dishwasher
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@kcbabez14 (967)
• United States
16 Nov 06
i like to use a dishwasher but you still have to hand wash them before you put them in the dish washer
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• Greece
17 Nov 06
Yeah! How about that? They have to be already washed when you put them in the machine.
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• India
16 Nov 06
Hand wash are best to keep dinner plates clean. Machine is just for fun. Dishwasher is good for nothing.
• Greece
16 Nov 06
Good point! Use the dish washer to have fun.
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• India
16 Nov 06
yeah ur right!!!dish waters don't match a hand wash.....
• Greece
16 Nov 06
Yes. I agree with these who like dishwasher only if you have a large family that has visitors all day, every day. But if doesn't that apply, then I do urge everyone to hand wash
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@Falina77 (223)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I use the sink, cuz you have to rinse well b4 the dishwasher anyways , right?? so might as well put in a few more minutes and add soap and a good scrub.
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• Greece
16 Nov 06
Yes, that I forgot. You have to rins them first in order to put them in the dishwasher. So, why don't make 2 hands and wash them by hand anyway?
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@babs0818 (1192)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I wash my dishes by hand...that way I know,that they are completely clean..I haven't used my dishwasher in about 5 months..I don't like the spots it leave on my dishes..and they just don't look as clean,as they would if I washed them by hand.
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• Greece
16 Nov 06
thank you for answering. I don't like those spots either.
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• Pakistan
11 Nov 06
i like hand washed dishes
• Greece
16 Nov 06
I thank you for the support
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@manzician (4739)
• India
11 Nov 06
I prefer Hand washed...
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• Greece
16 Nov 06
Thank you!
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@linkpointe (1003)
• Philippines
11 Nov 06
Less bacteria - Less bacteria
Yup! I stand with you. I never tried using a dishwasher. It is till the best if you'll hand wash it...because you are very sure that is well cleaned.
• Greece
16 Nov 06
Thanks That's my point exactly
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@nickloyd (170)
• India
10 Nov 06
yes u r right
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• Greece
16 Nov 06
Thank you. I defenetly prefer to wash them by hand. Here in Greece there is an add nowadays in the tv that says washing plates by hand costs moe than a dishwasher. Well, if that is true I want to pay more in order ro get them cleaner
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• United States
4 Nov 06
I love my dishwasher! I have 4 kids so it comes in really handy. However, if I have a really greasy or caked on pan, I'll do it by hand.
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• Greece
5 Nov 06
Well, having 4 kids running around and trying to have everythink ok just for them, is a little bit tough. ot to mention the mountains of plates. I do understand what you're saying.!!!
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@toonatoons (3740)
• Philippines
4 Nov 06
well, we don't have a dishwasher at home, but we can effectively remove the dirt and grime with dishwashing agent and a pair of hands --- such make a great pair, indeed.
• Greece
4 Nov 06
Yes, you're right. They do make an excellent pair. Here in the neibourhood is like something had hit the ladies with dishwasher fever. And my mother had the discussion with my father. Funny, cause my father thinks we should buy one, and my mother today is on the other side, saying no.
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@shasha13 (134)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I actually love to hand wash my dishes. I hardly ever use our dish washer. I just prefer to know they are absolutely clean without a doubt. The only way I know for sure is if I do them myself.
• Greece
4 Nov 06
That's what I'm saying. I think it's a total waste of money the dishwasher. You know it's absolutely clean, if you had done it by hand. And if you have kids at home it;s more important that.
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@RitaS8 (384)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I'm not sure I follow you completely. Are you in favor of dishwashers or hand-washing? With me it depends. Regular dishes I like the dishwasher, pots and pans I prefer to wash by hand.
• Greece
4 Nov 06
Well, I don't like dishwashers. I feel like I'm doing the same job, only I don't have to do a second hand. It's better for me to hand wash the dishes.