Do you like to wash plates and pans? of all the house work these I don;t like

@Bebs08 (10689)
United States
February 24, 2009 3:17pm CST
I don't like to wash plates and pans all the time.. hahah that's to be honest. I feel that this is unending work to do everyday. I just do it because it is a must or else we have nothing to use and our sink is like a dumpster hahaha.. Honestly? I felt bad to see our sink always full of used plates,saucers,cups, glasses, pans etc. I keep on wondering why it is always like this? I want to rest washing but i can't.. there is no body to do that except me. We don't use electric washer because it will raise our electricity bills. what about you? do you love to wash plates all the time? I don't!!! just curious how you did it. Are you using disposable plates just to rest washing once in a while?
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34 responses
• United States
25 Feb 09
I don't have a dish washer, so it has to be done. If it doesn't get done then who will do it?
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
That's the question!! who will do it if, I will not? hahaha.. anyway, it is a must so, we have to even if we don;t like..
• United States
3 Mar 09
yeah, true that. I guess I miss understood your question. Who will wash them? Never thought of that. To me that's weird to think of. I would like to think that someone would do them. If not... that's a whole different story.
@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
I also don't want to wash those dishes. But because the degree program I choose which is biochemistry deals with a lot of washing so that you will avoid contamination, i now wash dishes. My degree program becomes my inspiration.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Ah wow!! what does it say in biochemistry? there is a lot of contamination if we don't wash our dishes right away? really? that might encourage me not to leave dirty dishes in the sink?
@aprilten (1977)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
It's okay for me to wash plates, drinking glasses, some small bowls but I hate washing pans and spoon and fork. Especially if the pans have so many stains that are hard to remove. Wherein you have to scrub so hard, press so hard on the pans just to take the stains out.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Hahahah!! I feel the same.. scrubbing the pans and pots is my misery. I really don't like that but I have to do it.. I just appreciate these people who love to do that? I really don;t..
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Hey bebs! I do know how you feel! I don't have a dishwasher so I don't have a choice! I try to wash the dishes right after I eat so that they don't pile up in the sink! But, there are times that I just don't feel like washing and I will leave a few in the sink to wash at a later time. If there is something that I feel is going to be hard to wash I will sometimes let it soak in the sink for awhile. But, most of the time I do try to wash them as soon as possible because I really do hate when they start to pile up and the sink isn't that big to begin with!
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
That's what I do too, I let it soak in the sink if the dirt is hard to take out. and yes, most of the time I leave the plates in there for sometime.. hahaha..
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Hello Bebs08! I also hate washing dishes. I guess it's too hassle and besides it's like a life long work. I remember my siblings and I used to fight we will wash the dishes. It's just that you enjoyed eating and then afterwards after enjoying, you will do the job..hehehe.. Here in the Philippines, we don't have electric washer or maybe there is. I don't know. Maybe if there's electric washer it would be darn expensive..hehehe..We didn't use paper plates too, we wash our plats from time to time.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I know that... we usually hand wash the dishes there in the Philippines..Dishwasher is also expensive because of the electricity consumption. hahaha it is just funny when you and your siblings will fight of who will wash the dishes? Well, my sister will always do that when we were young.. hahaha
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• United States
26 Feb 09
you're very lucky to have a sister like her..our problem is that we are a big family. I have 5 siblings so after eating it would be loads of plates in the kitchen...hehehe...
• United States
4 Mar 09
hello bebs..thanks for the best response...
• Philippines
24 Feb 09
Hello friend, just like you do I hate to wash plates too. I would prefer to do something else that doing the used dishes. . This is the reason that i may like to cook at times but if no one will do the dishes for me then I would opt not to cook since I used a lot of plates and bowls to mixed up the ingredients and I see to it that I put it in several bowls and plates. Hahahahha. I hope someone will o the dishes at times. This is a chore that I don't often do. Gret to hear that someone doesn't like it as I do.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
24 Feb 09
hahaha!! you are not alone friend, there are maybe a lot out there that yet to come out and share their story of not liking the dish washing. Maybe because it is a mommtonous work.. Unending 3 times a day? I wish I could have it only 2 times a week hahahaha...
• Philippines
24 Feb 09
Exactly friend. It is a chore that you will never miss at all.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
24 Feb 09
H[i]i Bebs, I am okay in washing dishes, I am use to that since I am not the one cooking even back home! I am always assigned to wash dishes! I also do hand washing since we are trying to save each day! I am freak about washing, I want to wash right away and don't like to pile it in the sink. [/i]
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Hi che, Good for you, though I used to wash dishes at home when I was yet in my teens, I don;t like it. Lol.. when I was working, there;s no problem washing dishes because there is somebody in our home who usually do that.. and when I was boarding before, I only have one or 2 plates to wash or just eat outside so I have no problem of washing.. Lol.. but now? I have to do it everyday.. gushhhhhh
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• United States
24 Feb 09
[i]Yea, it's nice before also when I was working, we will just eat out in the canteen and leave everything! LOL! ANyway, I hate cleaning the toilet and I love washing the dishes but still it is my job in the house! hahhahaha![/i]
@prasanta (1947)
• India
28 Feb 09
Normally, our maid servant does this. But, I do not mind doing all these whenever she is absent. I manage to do it in phase. I feel doing at a time is a heavy task. I'm also planning for paper plates for such occasions, but not yet implemented.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Oh!! it is the most tiring household job!! hahah right now!! I dump the plates in the sink and planned to wash it tomorrow..
@mayka123 (10718)
• India
26 Feb 09
I too do not like to wash the plates and pans. But I do not like to see them piling in the sink either. And I am not in favour of the electric washer. I would prefer taking the trouble of washing them rather than putting them in the dishwasher. I do not like using the disposable plates either.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Oh!!! well, so then we have to do that.. because that is a must.. even if we don;t like it? we are force to do so.. and maybe force ourselves to like it..
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
Hi to you my co-mylntter well regarding to your forum topic discussion entitled " do you like to wash plates and pans?of all the house worke these i dont, like". Well i guess we are slightly the same, i think sometimes i really feel that also because we think that our parent think as slave... lol... My reason in our if i do not like to have a work is this, " i am not lazy, i just really want to rest before i go for a work ". Hehe LOL... By the way sometimes my moodj affects my work, because sometimes when i am hn the moo i really want to make a good hard work and i never get tired of it. . . By the in addition last. Sometimes when there is a payment for my work i never get tired and my work is really fast! Fast like a strike of lightning! Or blink of an eye. Hehe... lol. . . Well here in our country in the Philippines there is so many lazy people,that causes for our country to be down. Well that's all my response to your forum discussion! ! ! Happy earning and happy posting! Good luck!
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Oh!!! well, it doesn't mean that if I don;t like to wash plates I am lazy? hahahah i come from the Philippines and I know what you are talking about. washing plates to me is not fun because it is a daily routine of 3 times hahaha no fun!!!!
• United Kingdom
25 Feb 09
I guess this is one area where people can honestly say that they are not happy! I too am not keen on doing the washing up. I wish I had a dish washer of some kind, I just don't have the money for that at this time though. Still, I have a technique which I use constantly. When I cook my meal in the evening, just before I begin, I make sure that I fill the washing up bowl with boiling hot water with washing up liquid. By the time I have finished my meal the water has cooled down slightly although it's still very hot, and then I do the washing up straight away. This certainly works for me. I used to get into a state whereby I would leave the dishes and eventually there would be dishes all over the place! Disposable plates would be very nice though! If only they didn't cost anything to buy and you could pick them up for free some how. Andrew
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Oh!! I love that idea where you have prepared a bowl with washing liquid? hahah you have given me an idea too prepare a big pail or basin with hot water and washing liquid in it and as soon as I am done with my plates I will just soak it there and wash it when I can hahahaha good idea..
@mermaidivy (15416)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I like cooking very much but I never like to clean the disaster... Although I have dish washer, I still need to clean the pan and stuff that I use all the time. It is the most dislike housework to me.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
hahaha you are not alone.. we are many.. I have found out that lots of us here don;t like to do the washing but just force to do it because it is a must.
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Yes I do buy paper plates sometimes because also, the only dishwasher we have is me! Been doing dishes for 40 plus years! I did finally find that if everyone rinses their dish as they put it in the sink or basin, it helps a great deal. Also found the 'science of water' that just a little bit of water tightly in a pan will soak the pan as well as filling the pot will. (Perhaps everyone already knew this for years! But I didn't!) It's less heavy and less messy! I always save any pots which would be more difficult for the next washing session letting them soak in this way. I wash dishes while I am cooking and then after the meal there's just a few, then I forget about dishes until the next meal. Eating out is nice! The few times we do it!
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
U think, you are right!! if everyone rinses hi plate it would be a great help to the washer. And yes eating out is good to give the washer a break.. but is too expensive.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
I love washing the dishes, it's way easier than doing the laundry and ironing the clothes.. but when i'm tired i just leave the dishes for the morning.. i usually put the pans and plates on the kitchen sink..
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Wow!! good for you.. i can do the laundry and ironing.. because am not doing it everyday, but the dishes? you have to do it, 3 times a day..
• United States
25 Feb 09
I don't mind washing dishes of any kind. It is just something that has to be done.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I know, that is why I am doing it even if i don't like because it is something to be done and it is a must.
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
I love washing my plates even up to three times a day because it can also cleaned up my hands. Don't you know that if your hands are not clean most of the time, you maybe infecting yourself or spreading your germs or disease to other people. Or you might have problems in cold, flus, and infectious diarrhea in which, are all known to spread by hand-to-hand contact. In a survey of adults most specially in US, 92% claimed they regularly wash their hands. And of course, in order to save your water bill as well, you can frequently wash your hands through washing all your dishes. This might be helpful for you too hehehehe... Have a happy MyLotting my friend :)
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Oh really? that would be a good encouragement to me.. thanks for sharing that.. I did not know it..
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
I will second you with that. I actually made a deal with my fiance that I'll take care of the cleaning and the cooking and the child rearing but he has to be the one to wash the dishes, otherwise I wont do them. hahaha.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
hahaha that is a good idea ha? But I can;t do that to my hubby because he is all tired when he get home from work and I am just staying home. I have to do the washing because that is my job.. even though I don't like it, I have to.
@jtr115 (724)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I actually hand washed the dishes for the first 8 or 9 months when I moved into my new condo. I started using the dishwasher after that, but I try to wait until I have enough dirty dishes to fill it at least 2/3 of the way. I live alone and only have a 4-serving set of dishes/bowls/silverware plus some pots and pans. I also use paper plates for some of my meals.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
That is good if you are the only one in the house. you can minimize the use of plates.. plus you have the dishwasher, it is not a problem. For me? I don;t have dishwasher so I have to do it by hand.
@alto907 (39)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
i wash plates and pans also sometimes if we dont have maid. what i do in order that i would not wash so many, i would buy aluminum foil or plastic wraps and i would cover the plate with it. after we eat, i just take out the aluminum foil and i dont have to wash the plates. however, it's just a bit costly because i would have to spend on aluminum foil.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Oh!! that's a good idea to do once in a while just to rest from washing all day long hahaha.. thanks for sharing..
@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
25 Feb 09
Well I have to say that normally I will just pop my dirty pots and pans into the dishwasher. I hate washing dishes but if I am going to be truthful I hate cleaning my bathrooms more than any other household chores that I have to do. I am a stay at home mother of two and since my two daughters are still young, I have to make sure that everything is clean or they get into trouble. I vacumm my house at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before I put the girls to sleep. I don't mind doing the rest of the cleaning as it is pretty simple to do. I don't blame you for not like housework all that much, I don't know all that many people that do, LOL.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Well, I don't mind cleaning the house or the bathroom. I clean our bathroom when I think it is needed to be cleaned.. LOL.. I vacuum 3-4 times a week only because we have no little kids making mess but washing the dishes is different because it is a daily routine.. 3 times a day? When I was single am not usually doing the household chores because I am working and we have somebody in the house who do that thing.. I have no time when I was working... but now that I am staying home? I have to do everything. I don't mind the other house work but the dish washing is.. I don;t like.