Having to do it by hand

@LeaPea2417 (21987)
Toccoa, Georgia
April 3, 2018 12:40pm CST
For the past couple of days, I have had to wash the dishes by hand because our dish washer completely died. We have had it for around 10 years and I did notice a couple of months ago, that it seemed like it wasn't washing the dishes as good as it had when it was newer. We will be on the lookout for a good deal to replace it. We are not in a big rush to replace it. We want a good brand but we also want a good price. When washing dishes by hand, I realize how many dishes and utensils get used and dirty. It is a never ending chore throughout the day.
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@andriaperry (58524)
• United States
3 Apr
Can you do this daily? I have never owned a dish washer, I have always hand washed my dishes.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
3 Apr
I am doing it daily now. One way to save money would not to buy a new dishwasher. If we can't find a good deal on one, I just may do without.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
4 Apr
@andriaperry I did not replace the dishwasher. I do twice a day, it's not a big deal, we are two.
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@Courage7 (15760)
• United States
3 Apr
I have a dishwasher but never use it. I do not trust it. I feel better washing by hand.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
If you had a big dinner party, would you use it?
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@Courage7 (15760)
• United States
4 Apr
@LeaPea2417 No. I am crazy like that.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
@Courage7 That is fine
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@dgobucks226 (13764)
5 Apr
Yes, I agree that hand washing dishes can become non-stop. Especially, the way I eat throughout the day, lol. I have a dishwasher but that can also fill up quickly. Maybe I need to go on a diet
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Apr
When my son is home from college, that is when the dishes really pile up!
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@dgobucks226 (13764)
6 Apr
@LeaPea2417 I bet they do! Your son has to make up for not having those home cooks meal while at school, lol.
• Philippines
4 Apr
I can't imagine myself letting the machine wash my dishes. I have my kids to wash the dishes every after meal. And i am grateful for that.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
That is a good chore for the kids.
• Philippines
5 Apr
@LeaPea2417 yes it is. I just tell them to be careful that they might break something.
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@cintol (7704)
• United States
4 Apr
I used to wash my dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, but I have found I would rather just wash them by hand. Its a lot of work but I know they are clean that way
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
I do think cleaning them by hand, they get cleaner.
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@responsiveme (16816)
• India
4 Apr
I always wash fishes by hand .Of course it helps to have helparound
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
Yes, true, good to have help with it.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Apr
I never wanted a dishwasher as I thought they'd use a lot of water but now I've got one I wouldn't want to be without it. We have oodles of water here which we catch off the roof so my argument against them doesn't hold water any more - so to speak.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
I understand that
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@Corbin5 (115891)
• United States
3 Apr
Such a good idea to find the best dishwasher at a reasonable price. I do use a dishwasher, but on occasion, I wash the dishes by hand just to avoid filling the dishwasher I do not like emptying that dishwasher when all the dishes are done so I drag out the filling it up a bit.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
I agree. It is a chore when the dishwasher is really loaded, to empty it.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
3 Apr
I have never owned a dishwasher and never really wanted one. I am careful, though, to not use more dishes and utensils than necessary. It helps to be mindful of that.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
That is true.
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
3 Apr
I like it better when I wash it by hand.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
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@JohnRoberts (62937)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Apr
My hands have been my dishwashers all my life.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
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@amadeo (73079)
• United States
3 Apr
we wash dishes all the time.No problem in doing so.Do not let my dishes piled up.After we eat every meal.they get wash.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
That is good.
@Courtlynn (55163)
• United States
3 Apr
Ours doesn't wash completely all the time, but they wont replace it. So stuck until they finally decide to switch it out. Hope you find a cheap and good one soon
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
Thanks.
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@NoorNoor (1183)
• India
3 Apr
We don't have dish washer. I like to wash the dishes by hand.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
That is good. I don't mind washing a few dishes.
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@MALUSE (43498)
• Uzbekistan
3 Apr
We don't have a dishwasher for a household of two.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr
That makes sense
@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
3 Apr
If I have to wash the dishes myself, I make sure to use as few pots, dishes and utensils as I can. My mother loves and hates when my father cooks, and the reason she hates is because he'll use tons of items but won't wash any. A cluttered kitchen sink is never a good sight. We never had dish washers.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
3 Apr
Yes, right now, I am trying to use as few dishes as possible. I do agree, when my husband cooks, he uses more pots and pans and it is more of a chore to wash them.
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@snowy22315 (52638)
• United States
3 Apr
Yes, I don't like washing dishes by hand. My dishwasher had not been working well, but we replaced the filter that was all gunked up and now it seems much better.
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
3 Apr
I wish it was only the filter on ours, the other day, when I went to turn it on, nothing happened at all.
@shaggin (37726)
• United States
4 Apr
I don't have a dishwasher so I have to wash my dishes usually twice day as the sink gets full. I hate doing dishes it is my least favorite chore. I think it's smart your not just rushing right out to buy one but will look for a good deal instead!
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
4 Apr
I'd wanted a dish washing machine, but my kitchen is tiny and there is no where to plumb it in. Maybe one day
@Freelanzer (9499)
• Canada
4 Apr
I have a dishwasher but there are still some of the larger items I like to wash by hand. When you are used to a dishwasher it is tough to do without it