do the dishes

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
January 1, 2007 9:40am CST
Do you have a dishwasher? or do you do your dishes by hand? I would die if I had to do them by hand. It would take so much time up. Thanks to the dishwasher.
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@cherhost (1073)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I sometimes just do the dishes. I know it sounds funny but when i first moved in my house our electric bill was soooo high... it was over $300. So i did whetever it would take to lessen the amount of electricity I used. So needless to I use the dishwasher now... I figured out this silly house we live in... but i even went as far as using cold water in the washing machine. But I thank God for that wonderufl invention of the dishwasher.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I know I agree with you I simply love my dishwasher.
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• United States
4 Jun 07
Well I don't have a dishwasher, so I have to do them by hand. But I live alone, so it is not many dishes :)
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
4 Jun 07
Oh if I lived alone I still would use the dishwasher.LOL
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@shanyuo (251)
• United States
4 Jun 07
We usally wash the pots and pans by hand and the rest of the dishes go into the dishwasher
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I sometimes will wash the pots but most of them will go in too.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
5 Jun 07
No, I don't have a dishwasher, but plan to have one installed hopefully the next couple of years. I have been a domestic engineer for about 31 years now and have not had a dishwasher but maybe for a total of about 2 years during that time, and that's stretching it. I would LOVE a dishwasher and would appreciate it running efficiently so much.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I hope you get one.
• United States
2 Jun 07
I have a dishwasher. But, I wash the dishes before I put them in there, so I may as well not have one I suppose. I don't mind washing them, but my hands are getting very dry from the water and the soap.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Then stop washing them and let the dishwasher do the work you silly.LOL
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
1 Jun 07
I am the Dishwasher, it feels like a constent thing I do throught the day, it can be rather annying at times and calming at others...
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I dont even remember this discussion its really old.LOL But thanks for sharing.
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I don't have a dishwasher, unfortunately. I wish I did. I don't really have any room or a hookup for one, but I'd like to have a portable one.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
6 Jun 07
well in my old house we didn't have a dishwasher, but it wasn't too bad, we just made everyone use the same cups for the day and right after a meal, i'd wash the plates. but now i do have a dishwasher and it makes me more lazy, i don't want to load and unload. but i do!
@cipher2004 (1183)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I handwash my dishes even though I have a dishwasher.With gas and electric bill being raised 50% in June I have no choice.
@wynna1 (1291)
1 Jan 07
No i dont have dishwasher at home but i would really want to have one. I always handwash all the dishes and sometimes i really get sick doing it. But on the other hand, it saves electricity, you can clean the dishes the way you want it and a bit of exercise also for your arms. :-)
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 07
I have a Dishwasher it is 6 years old now I got it when I was working Full time as it was getting to much coming home at 8pm sorting the Kids cooking ( as the Ex could not be asked ) and then doing the Dishes but when I move I will be leaving it with the Kids as I will not need it for one Person lol
@angelicEmu (1311)
1 Jan 07
I'm the dishwasher! I'm happy to do them by hand for several reasons: dishwashers use loads of water and electricity, the detergent is ridiculously expensive for them, and they don't always clean effectively. So I save money on our bills, am being more eco-friendly, and I KNOW they're properly clean! We used to live in a flat with a dishwasher, and I stopped using it for those reasons, and because rinsing, loading, unloading and drying the dishes was more of a chore than simply washing them!
• Philippines
1 Jan 07
yes! thanks to the inventor of the dishwasher! :) it lessens the amount of work... you merely have to throw away any leftovers, put the dishes in the dishwasher, turn it on, and wait until it's done... :) it gives you more time to do other things... :)