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I do the cooking and my husband does the washing up but he rarely uses the dishwasher. I would say it only goes on every two or three weeks now that we don’t have visitors.

Grannyclock
16 days ago
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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap16 days ago

Personally I don't do the washing up as I cook the food. My partner used to do dishes badly then swapped jobs with our daughter now she does them badly. Unfortunately I don't have time and energy to take them back

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolin16 days ago

I am a dishwasher. Unless you have a large, busy household, regularly host parties or are a restaurant then you don't really need one. Expensive thing that takes up precious space in your kitchen.

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davewalsh126
davewalsh12616 days ago

Might not really need one but they are a real time and effort saver in a busy home. Wouldn't go back to not having one!

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cjevans
cjevans16 days ago

I got rid of my dishwasher so I could fit a tumble dryer in our tiny house. Constantly washing my clothes when working covid ward was becoming too much hassle with just a clothes horse! I thought I'd be lost without the dishwasher but me and partner share the washing up and daughter likes to dry up, so just proves it wasn't needed for us 🙂

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock
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16 days ago

Glad to know we aren’t the only ones! I must say it used to be wonderful at Christmas.

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neo1
neo116 days ago

Dont have a dishwasher as no space in the kitchen but if i had a bigger kitchen i wouldn't bother, would rather do it myself

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beccatavender
beccatavender16 days ago

We used the dishwasher daily, only soaking pans if it's baked on, the only bug bear is that I wish my husband emptied it 🙂

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Pjran
Pjran16 days ago

We have a dishwasher but it doesn’t go on every day. My husband INSISTS on washing the saucepans the old fashioned way. Why oh why?

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Lynibis
Lynibis16 days ago

I live alone and yet I use mine every day, couldn't be without it. Not just for dishes, I also put my hob grids and covers in, jars so they go in recycling clean, all manner of things. I have had it for about 13 years and it's like lots of things, once you have one it is hard to do without.

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pato
pato16 days ago

I used to have a dishwasher but she left me for another guy!! only joking, I'm old school when it comes to dish washing, I like to use the sink and basin and wash and dry as I go.

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RachHC
RachHC16 days ago

I’m the dishwasher 😖 sometimes my son does some to suck up i think 🤣 but mainly me and i hate doing them! Dishwasher will definitely be purchased when we move house

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hspexy
hspexy16 days ago

I wash as I go along. It’s easier and I think quicker. It’s one of the easier chores to do

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Sugarbabe
Sugarbabe16 days ago

I have a dishwasher which I use twice a week after doing lots of cooking. The other 5 days I wash my dishes after use. Image

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ptenn00
ptenn0015 days ago

no I don't, and I don't see the need. Only necessary if you are washing in the industrial scale

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zai
zai15 days ago

Not got a dishwasher... God rest her soul, nan used to say if you rely on everything doing everything for you how do you keep your muscles etc in tiptop condition. She was still doing everything till 2016 when she passed at the age of 113!

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tumblespots
tumblespots15 days ago

It was one of the criteria when we moved house and this kitchen didn't have one, so we had a chat with the plumber and he installed a slimline machine for us by using the space of a cupboard. We use it daily. I am always surprised by the amount of washing up we can accumulate to go into it.

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl32715 days ago

No. Haven't got one, and wouldn't want one. I hate the feel of plates when they've been in a dishwasher and they make glasses so cloudy. Can clean much better by hand.

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl32715 days ago

The thing I don't like about them is (1) they take up space and I've only got a small kitchen as it is (2) you basically need twice as much crockery/cutlery because half of it is always sitting in there waiting to be washed and (3) a cycle takes so damned long ... as long as 2 or 3 hours ... and then you have to empty it ... far too much hassle for me!

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock
Original Poster
15 days ago

TractorGirl327 I tend to agree although it is great to have when there’s a house full (and we have a big family). Our dishwasher also has a 30minute cycle which is good for most crockery etc.

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IonaJones
IonaJones15 days ago

I love my dishwasher had one now over 16 years don’t think I could live without it now. I put everything in mine.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig15 days ago

I did, until it broke yesterday!! Husband is currently in the kitchen trying to figure out how to fix it!

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock
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15 days ago

MrsCraig oh no! That’s not good. Lucky you have a handy husband! My husband is not good at cooking or housework but he will always have a go at fixing things.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig15 days ago

Grannyclock he has tried absolutely everything and nothing has worked. He suspects the motor has gone, so think we will need a new one.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen15 days ago

I wish we had one 😂 but there is no space.. I do love the one at work ..I love being the one to put the dishes in or out

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