Dishwasher or make the dishes by your self?

@anetteh (3591)
Sweden
November 6, 2008 11:20pm CST
I love to cook, I just enjoy it. However, when cookinig it end up with a lot of dishes. And not just cooking and eating make dishes. CHILDREN do make a lot of dirty dishes to, but seems not understand that when using someting from the kitchen, it should be put back or be washed. I spend a lot more time washing dishes, that I have not made, than actually cooking. So Yesterday after a lot of thinking, I went to town and baught me a dishwasher. It will save me time. However, It was a difficult decision to make, since it cost a lot of money. Not that I did not have it, but I thought about the nesseserity of having one. I have sour legs after a hole days of work, and when you are tired and sometimes it hurts a dishwasher can be helpfull. Do you think a dishwasher is a luxery thing to have in your kitchen?
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9 responses
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
I have never thought of getting a dishwasher... since there is only me and my daughter... and even if when i was still living with my parents... the thought never crossed our minds... maybe because... this device is not that popular in my country... But i think even if it is... i would still prefer to do the dishes myself... and would only wish for a dishwasher when there is a big party... so tons of dishes to clean...
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
9 Nov 08
At my work, a home for eldre, we have a dishwasher. I use it every time I work. We simply can not make the dishes on hand. I work 8 hour during daytime, 5 hours in evenings. And some days are better than others, and some are wors. It is the wors days I wish I had a dishwasher. So I might still make the dishes by hand if I feel like it and only use it when I must.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I have a dishwasher and since I absolutely hate doing dishes, it is a necessity. I have the kids empty it and I load it. I don't generally like all the bending down to load or empty it - picky picky me. If I ever get rich, hahahaha, I'd like one of those drawer dishwashers. Wouldn't that be nice? And good for you getting yourself one!
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
9 Nov 08
Hi, whittby, I also hope that my son will see that he can take clean dish out of a mashine. If I do the dinner and put it in, he can shore take it out. I am just waiting to be able to use it. It has to be installed first, and my father is going to help me. But to day, I have to work....on this cold and rainy sunday. Thank you for responding and have a great day.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
8 Nov 08
I now have a dishwasher but for many years I didn't have one. My hubby loved to cook too, like you, and he always made such a big mess. But I never ever complained because if I did he probably wouldn't cook again. I just went in after him and cleaned up. No big deal, pick your fights. Now that I have a dishwasher it is so much easier. My husband and I don't live together anymore and he was just here for a week visit. He lives in a different city and province than me so it is a long 14 hour drive and so he stayed from Sunday till this morning. He cooked breakfast this morning for us, and nothing has changed in that department. He is still a slob in the kitchen. I mean, how many pots and pans does it take to make bacon and eggs and pancakes. The whole sink was full and the counters were full but I never complained. I just went in after we ate and cleaned up, but it was a lot easier and faster because I didn't have to do them by hand, and only had to put them in the dishwasher and turn it on. Alrighty then, talk to you later, your friend Chris.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
9 Nov 08
sounds very much like my son. I can not believe how many things they do need in order to make an easy meal. And I can not understand why he has to make such a mess when he is in the kitchen. But i am shore going to use my new mashine. It will truly be a great of help after a long hard day of work. Thank you for responding and have a great sunday.
@cream97 (29168)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I would rather wash the dishes myself. They will come out much cleaner than using the dish washer. I have seen this happen, and I was not too proud of the food sticking to the plate. So, I will let my dishes soak just a little and then wash them.. I just wash dishes no more than two times a day..
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 Nov 08
I always use some water to take the worst away before using the dishwasher. In that way I keep the dishwasher working longer, and the dishes cleaner. I know that is dum, but Well, I spare my sore legs anyway since the dishwasher do the hard work. I have thought a long time before geting this thing to help me. And I am so tired of staying to much time cleaning dishes every afternon, after a long hard days work. And to get help from my 17 year old son is no hope for me. He do not like to do dishes, just keep them comming. I should be hard hon him about it, really I should. But some things I do not struggling about. There are far mor important stuff I chose to take the battle with him about. thank you for responding.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I have a dishwasher, but I wash dishes by hand just about as much as I use the dishwasher. I use the same pans a lot, so I need to wash it and reuse it before I have a dishwasher full of dishes most of the time.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 Nov 08
Yes I do intend to do the same. I will only use the dishwasher for glasses, plates and small stuff. The pans I use for cooking will be washed by hand. I bought a small dishwasher so it will not take much big pans or carrots or things like that. I waited for my father to turn up in order put the dishwasher in place however, he did not so I have to wait a few days longer in order be able to use it.
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
7 Nov 08
My mom bought us a dishwasher as a wedding present. And now I wouldnt be without it. With a family of 6 it is a busy household and a dishwasher does come in handy.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 Nov 08
A present sent from God in heaven, I would think. I have been wishing for it fro a long time, but it is an expensive gods and having others by it for me would be to much to ask for. I feel glad that I had the money to by it myself. It will be a god helping hand in the future.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
7 Nov 08
we make dishes by ourselves. we also have maid at home. they clean the dishes for us. in our part, dishwashers are not used very much
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 Nov 08
wow, a maid, would be a god thing. A maid who celan, cook, make the dishes. But I would not like to have another person do things for me. However, a dishwasher makes my life a bit easier.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
7 Nov 08
i have a maid who comes in to do the washing of my dishes.i do the small things like spoon,which i need often .,others i live it for my maid,so i have not felt the need of a dishwasher till now.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 Nov 08
Well, that is what I do call a luxery. I do not, I have to do every thing at home on my own. I do not have a partner who can help me it, and my son though he is in age of 17 do not like to make dishes, so therefore, after a long day of work it is not what I like to do. I therefore ended up with the dishwasher.
@zalilame (880)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 08
I don't have a dishwasher here. Only the rich one can afford such pricey thing. Even if I do have the money I trust my hands more. But maybe when I am older I'll save my money and get one.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 Nov 08
I am not rich, and have not been able to by my self a luxery thing as a dishwasher is. However, since I have worked out a god budget I hade some money left over and thought I need one. This is becouse I am the only one making the dishes, and my legs are sore in the evenings after a long day work. I make dishes even at work, and some days it feels I do not do anything els than make dishes, so a dishwasher will save me bad feelings, time to give do other stuff than spend my days in the kitchen. Do you have help with you dishwashing, or is it only you in your famiy who does.