Do you like to clean the dishes in dishwasher or think hand is better choice.

Shoud I wash my dish by hand or by dishwasher - What is using for washing dishes dishwasher or hand.
India
October 8, 2012 5:28am CST
Now a days home servant problem is everywhere and specially for washing cloth and cleaning dishes. Now few persons are using dishwasher because its cost is very high than washing machine so most of the persons are using washing machine for washing the cloths but not using dishwasher for cleaning the dishes. I read dishwasher takes less time for cleaning dishes but first we should clean it means all meals should clean then put the dishes in dishwasher. But dishwasher required yearly servicing also and some amount spend for it. I think hand is better than dishwasher. What you think and you have this machine. How its result share your view. I want to purchase but confused. Have you any experience of dishwasher.
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@CODYMAC (1343)
• San Diego, California
9 Oct 12
Hello, surekharathi. If I am angry I will do them by hand, if I am in a good mood I will do them in the dish washer. It is a great for calming down.
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• India
9 Oct 12
Heheh...danger habit angry means using hand and happy means using dish washer. I heard first time this habit.
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@Sreekala (12531)
• India
8 Oct 12
Hi dear. I am cleaning by dishes by hand because I don’t have a dishwasher. I have washing machine but in summer season mostly I do my washing by hand only. I depend on washing machine for heavy cloths. In winter it is really not possible to do washing by hand so I must depend on washing machine. Now the electricity charges are Rs. 7/- per unit, just imagine the monthly bill. Since our health allow us do the things manually as far as possible.
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• India
8 Oct 12
hiiii dear I think you are saving two hugs for your sweet husband hehe...nice and obeying wife. You are right hand is good choice because its cost is also high and electricity charges also high. But friend tell me home servant do this cleaning dishes or daily you by hand.
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@Sreekala (12531)
• India
8 Oct 12
I am the servant at home
@ravisivan (13733)
• India
8 Oct 12
when we do work manually - surekha - our health will be good. in your case it is better to engage a servant - pay her salary and do the work yourself when required !
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@jambi462 (4601)
• United States
8 Oct 12
I personally like to wash my dishes by hand a lot better than by the machine because most of the time you have to scrub your dishes pretty hard to get everything off before you put them into the machine. THe good thing about a machine though is that they can get off the residue of grease and nasty things like that. I find that washing dishes by hand is a lot faster though if you are cleaning dishes that don't get covered in nasty stuff.
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• India
8 Oct 12
You are right by hand fast wash the dishes than machine. Because we need to clean all ingredients from dishes before putting in machine. Means time consuming electricity consume, cost high all problem with dishwasher.
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@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
8 Oct 12
hi surekharathi well we do not have a dishwasher here so basically we are cleaning the dishes by hands. this is just a basic task for me so no need to work with it on a machine. I think dishwasher are more likely to use in a restaurant or a fast food because of the work environment they had. so for a household chores hand washing will do for me.
• India
8 Oct 12
Yes this is basic and daily work so no need to purchase dishwasher. But if vessels is more and work is also more then feel machine is required.
• Indonesia
8 Oct 12
I don't have a dishwasher, I don't think it's necessary since there's only four of us at home and I have 2 daughters . I like to move around and doing stuffs, so I prefer to make use of my hand instead. If you think you really need one, then go ahead don't hesitate .
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• India
8 Oct 12
You are right friend not necessary but if work is more then problem to do this work. I am hesitate because read everywhere the cost is high and consume more electricity. But when it was cheaper then I will purchase.
@sjvenden27 (1851)
• United States
8 Oct 12
A dishwasher can be handy espeically during the hoilday season when there are extra things that need to be washed; and you dont want to spend all that time in the kitchen.. Instead be out with your friends and family enjoying the day.. Dishwashers are good for sanitizing your dishes, the machine can use water that is extremely hot.. the major down side the soap can leave stains if you do not use the right soap.. and also a speical liquid for the rinse... it sounds complex but it really isnt... the rinse is only put in once a month I believe...
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@mermaidivy (15422)
• United States
8 Oct 12
I think dish washer is such a convenient thing, I like to use the dish washer a lot, I hate having to putting away once it finishes cleaning though... but there is a thing that you have to wash it with hands instead like the always use thing like pots and pans, spectualr, something like that because I don't run my dish washer everyday, only run it when it is full, and I don't have a big family so it doesn't get full for a few days.
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@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
8 Oct 12
If the meals are light ones with little to no grease involved, the dishwasher can handle it... Also, glasses and utensils can be cleaned thoroughly because they are small and have less oil on them. However, for pots and pans, I'd prefer manual scrubbing to make sure they're really clean for the next food preparation. :D
@zandi458 (27879)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 12
I've used dishwasher before and what I found out is that it consumed a lot of electricity so I rather wash my plates manually.
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@bretay61 (723)
• United States
8 Oct 12
I would love to have a dishwasher.But I don't.So the hand washing is the way for me.My daughter finally got a dishwasher and she loves it.But there is no one here but me and my husband.So it's not too bad.Except when the 2 granddaughters are over.Never seen so many dishes.lol.But they do help with them.They are 8 and 11.
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@urbandekay (18315)
8 Oct 12
A dishwasher is not only easier it uses less water all the best urban
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@GardenGerty (72896)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Oct 12
I like to use the dishwasher. It actually uses less water than hand washing. It runs at a hotter temperature than hand dishwashing and can use stronger detergents. I do not rinse or wash my dishes first, just scrape all loose particles. I do fill it completely before running it. I have had my dishwasher fifteen years, and I do not have service calls on it. Yes it is expensive to start with, but it saves in water, energy and cleans dishes more sanitarily.
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
gg, i have used a dishwasher at my sister's and was surprised at how much stuff you have to put in to fill it up (like after 2 meals so the sauce or food particles have hardened) and how long one cycle takes (as long as a washing machine cycle it seems). she also told me to open it slightly when it's done and let it cool down first. i'm curious if it's possible to just wash but not dry them in the machine? or conversely, wash handwash them then dry them in the machine (as mentioned above)? my sister only told me to push one button, but it seems you can "customize" your preference. you seem to know how to use your dishwasher efficiently.
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@GardenGerty (72896)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Oct 12
Not all dishwashers are the same. Mine has a button to "air dry" and I push that, then you do not use the heat to dry them. On my dishwasher you can do a delicate load, or a heavy soil load and the longest wash is Pots and Pans. It all uses the same amount of water, it just runs it over the dishes longer and possibly with more force. We cook a lot here, and I will put large casserole dishes or even the skillets and pans that are stainless steel into the dishwasher. Non stick does not do well in dishwashers and neither does cast iron. Those get hand washed. If you live in an apartment or have a small family you can get a smaller dishwasher as well.
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
interesting. it's just like a washing machine, then, with delicate, moderate and heavy cycles. and also comes in different sizes depending on capacity. maybe it's the "heat" option that makes a difference in the power bill. i guess it pays to be curious enough to "fiddle" with all those buttons! so what types of detergent is effective for you? powder or liquid? i don't remember anymore what my sister used. is it true you also have to clean the machine once in a while? i've read in websites that half a lemon is good, but i've also read in forums that the pulp will clog the drain.
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@myfb2009 (8308)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 12
Surekha, i prefer to use my hands to wash my dishes. It is much cheaper and easier for me. I don't have to worry about the yearly maintenance fees. Besides that, i m sure this dishwasher consume a lot of electricity to maintain it. Nowadays, electricity price is going up, so we are trying our best to cut-down the consumption of it. So, i won't have the interest to buy it.
• India
8 Oct 12
Ohhh really it consume lots of electricity and I think costly also. Yes here also electricity prices is going up. I also not interested but some time tired because we have lots of vessels so cleaning is hard.
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@Hatley (112987)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Oct 12
my gosh y ou livein the dark ages we have used dishwasthers f or years and no they do not consume a lot of electricity at all. they do make your dishes and pots and p ans sterile. I vote for a dishwasher if I was back in an apartment.
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@myfb2009 (8308)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 12
Sounds very interesting way to wash the dishes, pots and pans. But, i reluctant to buy one since my friend said it consume quite a lot of electricity. Besides that, the servicing fees isn't cheap in here since this item considered under luxury category. The service guy usually would charge much higher. Same goes for my washing machine before. At this moment, i still prefer to hand wash those dishes myself and sometimes with the help of my sisters.
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
8 Oct 12
I don't have dishwasher at home my sis, but I don't think I would buy one. I am not cooking a lot or I mean, I am not cooking for a dozen people everyday so, it means we only have have few dishes to wash at home every meal. And washing the dishes by hand only takes 5 minutes to finish.
@ravisivan (13733)
• India
8 Oct 12
jaiho: you are under rating my work -- washing dishes only 5 minutes-- no no. it will take roughly 20 minutes at a time and two times a day. ok. true dishwasher is not required.
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
8 Oct 12
hello sir ravi, Uh oh.. We're just 4 people in the house sir. And we don't cook for breakfast since kids only prefer sandwiches or biscuits. So,I only cook for lunch and dinner. Not to mention that my kids are old enough to wash their own dishes
• India
9 Oct 12
Hmmm nice dear sis you do only lunch and dinner like me but in my house everyone like hot chapati. So whenever anyone came for lunch I prepare hot chapati. Ohh God uncle not only 5 or 20 minutes but I spend full 1 hour in it.
@GemmaR (8528)
8 Oct 12
I grew up in a house that had a dishwasher, so I didn't think twice before getting one for myself because I just thought that it would be easier than washing up by hand. However, it broke down and the amount of difference in the electricity and water bill was shocking. I couldn't believe how much money it cost to run, so I never bothered to get it fixed as I knew that I couldn't really afford to start paying that amount on electricity again. If you plan your time properly, washing the dishes by hand doesn't have to be the most time consuming thing in the world, and you can find that you do have enough time to do it.
• India
8 Oct 12
You are right washing the dishes by hand is more easy than dish washer. I think only few persons can bear the cost of this machine and electricity bill. I also not affort.
@coffeebreak (17829)
• United States
8 Oct 12
Not just easier... but faster! I'll never forget actually TIMING the dishwasher we had while in an apartment....an hour that dishwasher ran to wash and rinse..then 30 minutes of heat to dry! What shocked me most was the time it was drying...that was running up my gas bill and eletric bill!!! Plus, with just two of us...and I use paper plates when I can...15 minutes tops and they are done. It'd take a couple days for us to use enough dishes to fill the dishwasher (only wash full loads!) and that means, dirty dishes smelling for a few days, doing without something as it is "in the dishwasher" and things like that. You still have to put them away however you wash them...plus...you nearly have to wash them before you put them in the dish washer...those commercials that put a cake in the washer, and then run it and show the cake is gone, the plate is clean... yeah, it is. BUT.what they never mention is...where did all that cake go? It is now in the water lines that are only 1/2 wide so it is SSSOOOO easy for the water lines to get clogged with so much large stuff being run through there. So to me...easier, cheaper and more economical and environmentally safe/better.. to hand wash. I wash them in hot water, rinse in hot water and then air dry (if you have a dishwasher..use that to dry them.. just open it... put the wet dishes in and close it and they dry!) ..go do something else and before bedtime...put the dishes away and it is done!
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@GardenGerty (72896)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Oct 12
I never heat dry my dishes, I air dry them, you have that option. It does not make all that much difference in my bill. On the other hand, we watch very little television, and do not have one of those new ones that guzzles energy.
@SIMPLYD (46760)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
I have never used a dish washer, although i have seen one in the franchised restaurants of one of our companies. In my opinion, if it is not that plentiful , there's no need for a dishwasher. It is just another expense on electricity. And besides, at least when you do it manually you wash it as clean as you would want it to be.
• India
10 Oct 12
You are right friend dish washer takes more electricity but if the family members is more and working women is only one then dish washer is required. In my case no need because we have only 5 members but my MIL uses more pots or vessels so daily I spend 1 hour for cleaning.
@SIMPLYD (46760)
• Philippines
11 Oct 12
I really don't mind washing the dishes my friend, as long as there is a running water and dishwashing liquid .
@Hatley (112987)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Oct 12
hi surekharahti nowdays I am in a retirement center so do not have to do dishes. most apts here in the US d o have dishwashers and I alway s used it as it saves time and energy.we also use washing machines.we have not done stuff by hands since the early 1900s. thats old fashioned.A dishwasher is not expensive and it does keep the dishes really really clean. as for servicing that is small co st.Go ahead and get one step into the modern age now.
@myfb2009 (8308)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 12
Aunt Hatley, in my country here, the servicing fees for dishwasher isn't cheap. Besides that, i heard from my friend that it consume the power like a TV set. That's why it makes me reluctant to get one for my family. But, i do use washing machine with filter at my home since there are a huge load of clothes to be wash daily. Hope you are doing fine everyday...
• India
9 Oct 12
Ohhh but Dadi ma here dish washer is very costly 20000 thousand in Indian Rs. But washing machine is less costly start from 7000 Rs. Wow!!! most of the persons in US using washing machine. I also heard this sis myfb servicing charges and cost is not cheap.
@ardoy0731 (6869)
• Philippines
8 Oct 12
We wash dishes at home by hands since we dont have any dishwasher at all. I think it could clean the dishes well by using our hands. I think even given a chance to have a dishwasher we would still prefer washing dishes by hands.
• India
8 Oct 12
I think most of the persons are not like to using the dishwasher they like to clean the dishes by hand.
• China
9 Oct 12
Can the dishwasher clean the dishes.I think it's more clean to wash dishes by hands. Though I have wash dishes by hand,especially in winter. I am looking forward one day , there is a new kind of dishwasher which can clean dishes very clean.
@alottodo (3063)
• Australia
8 Oct 12
I never had a dishwasher at home I wash my dishes by hand...when my family was living at home we used to take turn washing the dishes...I had a dishwasher at work[I was a cook/chef]and it was very convenient as we where washing hundreds of dishes in one day!but at home I never felt the need to have one.
• India
8 Oct 12
You are right washing more dishes at a time in dishwasher but its cost is high and not possible purchase for everyone. Means you are living alone without family. Hand is the best choice for washing dishes.
@ravisivan (13733)
• India
8 Oct 12
dishwasher is suitable for usa and canada where they use more porcelain vessels--in india we use eversilver and they do not get cleaned fully in dishwasher. in my view it is not recommendable unless the family is big say 10 people or so everybody is otherwise employed.
@dorannmwin (36611)
• United States
10 Oct 12
I love the dishwasher because it does save me the hassle of getting my hands dirty while washing the dishes. However, I also do feel like there are some things that you always have to wash by hand because the dishwasher simply doesn't cut it. So, in an ideal situation, it would be to wash most things with the dishwasher, but there would be somethings that need to be washed by hand. However, if you have to choose one or the other exclusively, I think that the best thing that you could do is to wash your dishes by hand.
• India
10 Oct 12
But friend here most of the mylotters are telling its consume more electricity. IS it true? Nice you are using dishwasher I think dishwasher and washing machine for cloth both are saved the time.