What do you prefer?

@Seppy1984 (2148)
United States
January 7, 2009 12:14pm CST
What do you prefer to do your dishes by hands or by dishwasher and why? For me I really hate dishes but when I do them I like doing them by hands sometimes because if your hands are cold then the water is a great way to warm them up. But I would love to have a dishwasher and if I had a dishwasher that is how I would do dishes everyday not only because I hate doing dishes but also because then my son's and I would have more time together to play or take walks. How about you what would you choose and why? Happy Mylotting
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7 responses
@Krissta (90)
• Canada
7 Jan 09
I Loved having a dishwasher.. It was great to just load it up and turn it on, after dinner the worst thing in the world is to have to stand around for an hour washing and drying dishes, when I could of been helping the kidlets with their homework or something that feels wayyyyy more productive then standing there...
@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Yes that is way more productive then standing around.
@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Irregardless of my previous post about dishwashing by hand being fun, I couldn't deny the advantages of using a dishwasher when it comes to time management, efficiency and productivity. Too bad I couldn't afford one.
@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I know that feeling of not being able to afford one. One of these day's maybe.
@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Well, I don't have a dishwasher at home so I do my dishes with my hands most of the time. It's kind of fun for me though, squeezing the sponge to get the dishwashing paste or soap to a lather and apply them to the plates. It's kind of fun to watch the bubbles being washed away by the water as well. Cheers~
@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
7 Jan 09
It's a good thing that you know how to make it fun doing dishes. I will have to try that next time. Then maybe it won't be so bad....lol. Happy Mylotting
• United States
7 Jan 09
I hate doing dishes by hand. I avoid it if it is possible because it takes so much time, and I hate keeping my hands in water for such a long period of time. I love dishwashers because it means I can wash dishes while I'm doing other things. I don't have to leave them until I get a chance. As long as I can get them in the dishwasher and get it started, I can do about 100 other things while they're washing. They are really the best inventions ever invented.
@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Such a great response you have here. That is so true about being able to do other things because of the dishwasher doing the work for you. Happy Mylotting
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
I do wash the dishes by hands, I haven't tried to do it by dishwasher although I am still thinking if I'm going to buy one or not.
@sacmom (14338)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I would prefer to wash my dishes in a dishwasher, but I actually wash them by hand. Even though there is a dishwasher in the house, it is old and I just don't trust it washing the dishes correctly. So I'll continue to wash the dishes by hand, even with it being rough on my hands.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I have a dishwasher, but I rarely use it. I mostly wash dishes by hand. It is nice to have the dishwasher for those times when I really don't feel like washing dishes, but for the most part it is not that bad.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
29 Jan 09
I prefer to do the dishes by had because for the most part, then I know that they have been thoroughly rinsed. I dislike having to the dishes but once I get going, it is all fine. I am a clean freak so it suits me. I just have to get on it and then it works out without any hesitance or disapproval. In the summertime, after being in the garden, even when I wear gloves, my fingernails get full of soil. I will work most of it out with a nail brush. Since I use a creme on my hands before gloving, the soil comes out fairly good. Doing a basin full of dishes at this point works well to get the remaining debris out from underneath my nails. The warmth of the water is also soothing. I have used washing dishes to warm my cold hands on more than one occasion. Good point as to why you wouldn't mind having a dishwasher! I can tell you that i have had a dishwasher before but I didn't use it. Oh I did but not for doing dishes. I used it to store stuff. Electrical cords and extra phone cord extensions, stuff like that. Was a great way to get them out of the way and I always knew where to go if I needed something in that department. To tell you the truth, I am still learning how to properly load a dishwasher. I couldn't tell you how to start one, adding detergent and all because I have never done it. I am sure I could figure it out however. When I go to my Dad's, meals are extra special. Needless to say, there are always many dishes. I end up doing them. We let them drip dry which is fine by me! He has two big stainless steel sinks, so is convenient to do so. I tell him "Dad you need a dishwasher" simply because I'd rather be visiting or be out side in the gardens. My Dad responds, "What do I need a dishwasher for when I already have one"? Lol. His dishwasher is me. Everyone in my family does dishes by hand, except my brother. When you have a family with two or more kids, a dishwasher can be very convenient for sure.