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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #100 on: June 16, 2015, 04:09:57 PM »
I enjoyed tetris as a child, so I get some kind of weird satisfaction from loading the dishwasher, like tetris for adults.

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« Reply #101 on: June 16, 2015, 07:45:02 PM »
100 replies on washing dishes.  Any volunteers to come do mine?  I have a sink and a dishwasher - your choice!! 

Sometimes I wash by hand, sometimes use the dishwasher.  Depends on how many dishes there are and the amount of time I have.  I don't mind washing by hand and know the method I use uses less water than the dishwasher.  The dishwasher detergent is also much more expensive than regular dish soap although the last detergent I got quite cheap with coupons. 

I'm going to summarize that the method of washing dishes is right up there with what direction you put the toilet paper on the holder - everyone does it their own way.

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« Reply #102 on: June 17, 2015, 07:21:25 AM »
I don't think I understand this loading the dishwasher thing. When you're finished with a dish, either you set it in the sink or you set it in the dishwasher, depending on where you intend to wash it.

I thought that was obvious, but some people seem to think it's back breaking and time consuming to load a dishwasher.

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #103 on: June 18, 2015, 12:11:39 PM »
I don't understand it either. Even if washing by hand takes only 5 minutes, it is 5 minutes more than I spend on the dishes.

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« Reply #104 on: June 18, 2015, 12:20:41 PM »
I don't understand it either. Even if washing by hand takes only 5 minutes, it is 5 minutes more than I spend on the dishes.

Apparently you missed the responses where people enjoy it? 

That 5 minutes may be quite enjoyable.  What do you have to rush off to?

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« Reply #105 on: June 18, 2015, 12:53:33 PM »
I don't understand it either. Even if washing by hand takes only 5 minutes, it is 5 minutes more than I spend on the dishes.

On the surface it may seem that simple but reality is probably different than that. 

Here are the current steps that I could take if I were to use my dishwasher system as applied by many.  (and believe me I have seen this exact process many times ---frightening really)

1.  take dishes to sink
2. take pots/pan/sheets to sink
3. rinse dishes and utensils
4. turn and open dishwasher
5. find that it is full of washed dishes
6.  bend over and pick up a few dishes
7. turn
8.  walk 3 steps to counter
9.  Reach up and open cabinet
10 stretch to put clean dishes up
11.  turn
12.  return 3 steps to DW
13.  Repeat steps steps  6  -- 12 for 5-7 rotaions (fuck I'm exhausted already)
14.  Finally put the first dish in
15.  begin loading dishwasher by turning to right, bending and loading,  bending up,  turning to left
16. repeat step 15 4-6 times.
17.  Bend to open cabinet below sink
18. locate DW soap (because no one keeps it out)
19.  Turn to the right in a bent position
20.  Pour or load soap into DW
21.  Turn to left
22.  Return soap
23. Close cabinet
24.  turn to right in bent position again
25.  Close DW
26.  Push various buttons or turn knobs on DW
27.  Turn to left
28.  Your water has been running and is hot now.
28.5 Rinse pots and pans
29.  reach for soap (I keep mine out)
30.  Add soap to big pan
31.  Return soap
32.  Hand wash big pan with a sponge
32.  Hand wash other pots etc..
33.  Rinse said pots and pans turning to your right each time and placing them on the counter
34.  rinse sink with sponge and water.
35.  either wait for pots to dry or do several steps to retrieve dish towel and hand dry them
36.  After the pans and pots are dry do the whole twirl, walk, bend deal to put them in the bottom of your cabinets.
37.  Repeat 36 at least twice (shit I'm really tired now and I haven't even wiped down the stove or counter tops yet.
38.  You've done a good job on steps 1-37 so far. 
39.  3 hours later everyone wants a snack so you make a few snack plates and some drinks
40.  Crap more dishes and glasses and the DW is full of wet drying dishes (because we don't run the heat to save energy)
41.  Well shit,  you're not a let them sit in the sink sorta person so it is on to freaking hand washing the dishes and hand drying and repeating the whole twist, walk, open, reach deal.   
42.  Seems your finished with your dish washing duty.
43.  Whoops,  You forgot,  company is coming tomorrow so you want your DW empty.
44. well heck they are dry enough finally
45.  Repeat the whole steps 6-13 again.
46.  Thank the lord Jesus you are finally done having the Dish Washer wash your dishes.   

I'm sure some of you either add or have fewer steps on many occasions but I'm not kidding when I say I have seen this ballet in most homes. 

Tomorrow ---

Bob W's New Improved 10 Step Dish Washing Management System is Explained

It could save you 30 steps per day,  prevent repetitive movement back injuries and free up over 3,600 lifetime hours of your future time from the drudgeries of automatic dishwashing.  (your future self will thank you)

It is an entire system and new way about thinking of your dish cleaning management.  It was designed in a partnership between NASA, Chipotle and Elon Musk  so be prepared to be shaken to your core. 

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #106 on: June 18, 2015, 01:14:27 PM »
Bob, you have entirely too much time on your hands! Are you already FIRE'd?

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #107 on: June 18, 2015, 01:27:21 PM »
Those who say no pre-rinsing. does it still apply if you only run the dw 1-2 times a week?
And when you say 'newer' dws, how new?

I always pre-rinse to avoid the dried out gunk, and also because my dw appears to be fairly old (maybe 15-20yrs old). But I suppose it may be worth doing an experiment where I don't pre-rinse and see what happens. Worst that can happen is I have to rewash it by hand...

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #108 on: June 18, 2015, 01:45:56 PM »
Arebelspy, for people who enjoy it it's a different story of course. I love cooking and do this very elaborately and from scratch every day, I find it tremendously relaxing. I can understand people find dishwashing relaxing as well. What I do not understand is how they state it is quicker, which is what my post was about.

Bob, for me the steps are:
1. When something becomes dirty, instead of putting it in the sink or on the countertop, put it in the dishwasher.
2. Before going to bed, switch on dishwasher (cheap energy rate)
3. Morning, while water is boiling for tea: open dishwasher and put things in cupboards, which I can reach from the dishwasher without moving a step.

Would probably hate a 10 steps program if my three step one is so efficient but I am curious now! Do we really have to wait to tomorrow? :-)

* Shamantha thinks that if her back can't stand bending 2x30 times a day she would feel she has serious health issues she should work on.
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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #109 on: June 18, 2015, 02:01:09 PM »
I don't understand it either. Even if washing by hand takes only 5 minutes, it is 5 minutes more than I spend on the dishes.

On the surface it may seem that simple but reality is probably different than that. 

Here are the current steps that I could take if I were to use my dishwasher system as applied by many.  (and believe me I have seen this exact process many times ---frightening really)

1.  take dishes to sink
2. take pots/pan/sheets to sink
3. rinse dishes and utensils
4. turn and open dishwasher
5. find that it is full of washed dishes
6.  bend over and pick up a few dishes
7. turn
8.  walk 3 steps to counter
9.  Reach up and open cabinet
10 stretch to put clean dishes up
11.  turn
12.  return 3 steps to DW
13.  Repeat steps steps  6  -- 12 for 5-7 rotaions (fuck I'm exhausted already)
14.  Finally put the first dish in
15.  begin loading dishwasher by turning to right, bending and loading,  bending up,  turning to left
16. repeat step 15 4-6 times.
17.  Bend to open cabinet below sink
18. locate DW soap (because no one keeps it out)
19.  Turn to the right in a bent position
20.  Pour or load soap into DW
21.  Turn to left
22.  Return soap
23. Close cabinet
24.  turn to right in bent position again
25.  Close DW
26.  Push various buttons or turn knobs on DW
27.  Turn to left
28.  Your water has been running and is hot now.
28.5 Rinse pots and pans
29.  reach for soap (I keep mine out)
30.  Add soap to big pan
31.  Return soap
32.  Hand wash big pan with a sponge
32.  Hand wash other pots etc..
33.  Rinse said pots and pans turning to your right each time and placing them on the counter
34.  rinse sink with sponge and water.
35.  either wait for pots to dry or do several steps to retrieve dish towel and hand dry them
36.  After the pans and pots are dry do the whole twirl, walk, bend deal to put them in the bottom of your cabinets.
37.  Repeat 36 at least twice (shit I'm really tired now and I haven't even wiped down the stove or counter tops yet.
38.  You've done a good job on steps 1-37 so far. 
39.  3 hours later everyone wants a snack so you make a few snack plates and some drinks
40.  Crap more dishes and glasses and the DW is full of wet drying dishes (because we don't run the heat to save energy)
41.  Well shit,  you're not a let them sit in the sink sorta person so it is on to freaking hand washing the dishes and hand drying and repeating the whole twist, walk, open, reach deal.   
42.  Seems your finished with your dish washing duty.
43.  Whoops,  You forgot,  company is coming tomorrow so you want your DW empty.
44. well heck they are dry enough finally
45.  Repeat the whole steps 6-13 again.
46.  Thank the lord Jesus you are finally done having the Dish Washer wash your dishes.   

I'm sure some of you either add or have fewer steps on many occasions but I'm not kidding when I say I have seen this ballet in most homes. 

Tomorrow ---

Bob W's New Improved 10 Step Dish Washing Management System is Explained

It could save you 30 steps per day,  prevent repetitive movement back injuries and free up over 3,600 lifetime hours of your future time from the drudgeries of automatic dishwashing.  (your future self will thank you)

It is an entire system and new way about thinking of your dish cleaning management.  It was designed in a partnership between NASA, Chipotle and Elon Musk  so be prepared to be shaken to your core.

Bob, you need to work on your efficiency. Try this:

1. Put dirty dishes in dishwasher and the ones you will wash by hand in the sink.
2. When dishwasher is full, add soap and turn it on.
3. When the dishwasher has finished, open to air dry.
4. Put the dishes away.

See how simple it is??

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #110 on: June 18, 2015, 05:31:41 PM »
Those who say no pre-rinsing. does it still apply if you only run the dw 1-2 times a week?
And when you say 'newer' dws, how new?

I always pre-rinse to avoid the dried out gunk, and also because my dw appears to be fairly old (maybe 15-20yrs old). But I suppose it may be worth doing an experiment where I don't pre-rinse and see what happens. Worst that can happen is I have to rewash it by hand...


Yes, I only run the dishwasher a couple of times a week unless I'm on a batch cooking tear. The dishwasher's from 2014, and it's not super expensive brand (a Whirlpool).

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« Reply #111 on: June 18, 2015, 08:42:55 PM »
I no more begrudge doing the dishes than hanging up the nappies. I can get time to myself and listen to a podcast, and there's more podcasts I want to listen to than I have time for, or I can do it with my spouse and have a chat. Similar to having a chat while walking, some form of mild activity makes conversations flow better than just sitting on a couch and looking out the window, or at the wall.

If I had a dishwasher I would have to find space in my kitchen for it, and it's just one more tech thing that will need replacing one day and end up in landfill.

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #112 on: June 30, 2015, 09:50:40 AM »
Those who say no pre-rinsing. does it still apply if you only run the dw 1-2 times a week?
And when you say 'newer' dws, how new?

I always pre-rinse to avoid the dried out gunk, and also because my dw appears to be fairly old (maybe 15-20yrs old). But I suppose it may be worth doing an experiment where I don't pre-rinse and see what happens. Worst that can happen is I have to rewash it by hand...


Yes, I only run the dishwasher a couple of times a week unless I'm on a batch cooking tear. The dishwasher's from 2014, and it's not super expensive brand (a Whirlpool).

Just wanted to update: I did try running a couple of loads with no pre-rinsing, and the dishes came out clean! This is on a 19 year old Whirlpool, and some dishes that's been sitting dirty for 4 days or so. Thank you for giving me the kick I needed to save some water, a bit of soap, and especially time!

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« Reply #113 on: June 30, 2015, 03:44:36 PM »
I don't mind hand washing, but in our house it's the sheer volume of dishes that makes this harder. We have three kids, and I would go crazy without a dishwasher long term. Sure, it's not necessary, but it is sure as hell is more convenient.

FWIW, we generate enough dishes to run it almost everyday.

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #114 on: July 01, 2015, 08:16:07 AM »
I timed myself doing dishes one day just to see how long it really takes ... 5 minutes (taking my time)... full sink full - and that is dried and put away ... my husband loves doing dishes and hates to see them sitting there so I guess we are a good "dishes-doing" match lol... no electric dishwashers here

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #115 on: July 01, 2015, 08:22:38 AM »
I don't understand it either. Even if washing by hand takes only 5 minutes, it is 5 minutes more than I spend on the dishes.

On the surface it may seem that simple but reality is probably different than that. 

Here are the current steps that I could take if I were to use my dishwasher system as applied by many.  (and believe me I have seen this exact process many times ---frightening really)

1.  take dishes to sink
2. take pots/pan/sheets to sink
3. rinse dishes and utensils
4. turn and open dishwasher
5. find that it is full of washed dishes
6.  bend over and pick up a few dishes
7. turn
8.  walk 3 steps to counter
9.  Reach up and open cabinet
10 stretch to put clean dishes up
11.  turn
12.  return 3 steps to DW
13.  Repeat steps steps  6  -- 12 for 5-7 rotaions (fuck I'm exhausted already)
14.  Finally put the first dish in
15.  begin loading dishwasher by turning to right, bending and loading,  bending up,  turning to left
16. repeat step 15 4-6 times.
17.  Bend to open cabinet below sink
18. locate DW soap (because no one keeps it out)
19.  Turn to the right in a bent position
20.  Pour or load soap into DW
21.  Turn to left
22.  Return soap
23. Close cabinet
24.  turn to right in bent position again
25.  Close DW
26.  Push various buttons or turn knobs on DW
27.  Turn to left
28.  Your water has been running and is hot now.
28.5 Rinse pots and pans
29.  reach for soap (I keep mine out)
30.  Add soap to big pan
31.  Return soap
32.  Hand wash big pan with a sponge
32.  Hand wash other pots etc..
33.  Rinse said pots and pans turning to your right each time and placing them on the counter
34.  rinse sink with sponge and water.
35.  either wait for pots to dry or do several steps to retrieve dish towel and hand dry them
36.  After the pans and pots are dry do the whole twirl, walk, bend deal to put them in the bottom of your cabinets.
37.  Repeat 36 at least twice (shit I'm really tired now and I haven't even wiped down the stove or counter tops yet.
38.  You've done a good job on steps 1-37 so far. 
39.  3 hours later everyone wants a snack so you make a few snack plates and some drinks
40.  Crap more dishes and glasses and the DW is full of wet drying dishes (because we don't run the heat to save energy)
41.  Well shit,  you're not a let them sit in the sink sorta person so it is on to freaking hand washing the dishes and hand drying and repeating the whole twist, walk, open, reach deal.   
42.  Seems your finished with your dish washing duty.
43.  Whoops,  You forgot,  company is coming tomorrow so you want your DW empty.
44. well heck they are dry enough finally
45.  Repeat the whole steps 6-13 again.
46.  Thank the lord Jesus you are finally done having the Dish Washer wash your dishes.   

I'm sure some of you either add or have fewer steps on many occasions but I'm not kidding when I say I have seen this ballet in most homes. 

Tomorrow ---

Bob W's New Improved 10 Step Dish Washing Management System is Explained

It could save you 30 steps per day,  prevent repetitive movement back injuries and free up over 3,600 lifetime hours of your future time from the drudgeries of automatic dishwashing.  (your future self will thank you)

It is an entire system and new way about thinking of your dish cleaning management.  It was designed in a partnership between NASA, Chipotle and Elon Musk  so be prepared to be shaken to your core.

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #116 on: July 01, 2015, 08:31:42 AM »
My pleasure

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« Reply #117 on: July 03, 2015, 11:34:50 PM »
100 replies on washing dishes. 

I know! I noticed this and thought 'surely they've all gone off topic'. But, no.

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« Reply #118 on: July 06, 2015, 05:03:29 PM »
I enjoyed tetris as a child, so I get some kind of weird satisfaction from loading the dishwasher, like tetris for adults.

Me too! I aim for optimal stacking results each time. It drives DH crazy when I restack after he has put stuff in. I just cannot understand how he cannot see the patterns...LOL

I am in camp dishwasher.

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« Reply #119 on: July 06, 2015, 05:35:29 PM »
I don't understand it either. Even if washing by hand takes only 5 minutes, it is 5 minutes more than I spend on the dishes.

On the surface it may seem that simple but reality is probably different than that. 

Here are the current steps that I could take if I were to use my dishwasher system as applied by many.  (and believe me I have seen this exact process many times ---frightening really)

1.  take dishes to sink
2. take pots/pan/sheets to sink
3. rinse dishes and utensils
4. turn and open dishwasher
5. find that it is full of washed dishes
6.  bend over and pick up a few dishes
7. turn
8.  walk 3 steps to counter
9.  Reach up and open cabinet
10 stretch to put clean dishes up
11.  turn
12.  return 3 steps to DW
13.  Repeat steps steps  6  -- 12 for 5-7 rotaions (fuck I'm exhausted already)
14.  Finally put the first dish in
15.  begin loading dishwasher by turning to right, bending and loading,  bending up,  turning to left
16. repeat step 15 4-6 times.
17.  Bend to open cabinet below sink
18. locate DW soap (because no one keeps it out)
19.  Turn to the right in a bent position
20.  Pour or load soap into DW
21.  Turn to left
22.  Return soap
23. Close cabinet
24.  turn to right in bent position again
25.  Close DW
26.  Push various buttons or turn knobs on DW
27.  Turn to left
28.  Your water has been running and is hot now.
28.5 Rinse pots and pans
29.  reach for soap (I keep mine out)
30.  Add soap to big pan
31.  Return soap
32.  Hand wash big pan with a sponge
32.  Hand wash other pots etc..
33.  Rinse said pots and pans turning to your right each time and placing them on the counter
34.  rinse sink with sponge and water.
35.  either wait for pots to dry or do several steps to retrieve dish towel and hand dry them
36.  After the pans and pots are dry do the whole twirl, walk, bend deal to put them in the bottom of your cabinets.
37.  Repeat 36 at least twice (shit I'm really tired now and I haven't even wiped down the stove or counter tops yet.
38.  You've done a good job on steps 1-37 so far. 
39.  3 hours later everyone wants a snack so you make a few snack plates and some drinks
40.  Crap more dishes and glasses and the DW is full of wet drying dishes (because we don't run the heat to save energy)
41.  Well shit,  you're not a let them sit in the sink sorta person so it is on to freaking hand washing the dishes and hand drying and repeating the whole twist, walk, open, reach deal.   
42.  Seems your finished with your dish washing duty.
43.  Whoops,  You forgot,  company is coming tomorrow so you want your DW empty.
44. well heck they are dry enough finally
45.  Repeat the whole steps 6-13 again.
46.  Thank the lord Jesus you are finally done having the Dish Washer wash your dishes.   

I'm sure some of you either add or have fewer steps on many occasions but I'm not kidding when I say I have seen this ballet in most homes. 

Tomorrow ---

Bob W's New Improved 10 Step Dish Washing Management System is Explained

It could save you 30 steps per day,  prevent repetitive movement back injuries and free up over 3,600 lifetime hours of your future time from the drudgeries of automatic dishwashing.  (your future self will thank you)

It is an entire system and new way about thinking of your dish cleaning management.  It was designed in a partnership between NASA, Chipotle and Elon Musk  so be prepared to be shaken to your core.

Bob, you need to work on your efficiency. Try this:

1. Put dirty dishes in dishwasher and the ones you will wash by hand in the sink.
2. When dishwasher is full, add soap and turn it on.
3. When the dishwasher has finished, open to air dry.
4. Put the dishes away.

See how simple it is??

Sorry to mention it but you forgot a step. After step #25 when you close the DW the next step should be to hunt down your reading glasses so you can see what buttons to push to turn it on.

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« Reply #120 on: July 06, 2015, 08:16:05 PM »
I'm one of those people who uses the dishwasher for plates, glasses, and flatware, and handwashes everything else. 
It takes me 10 minutes and I only do it 3x per week.  Nothing like 30 min per day.

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« Reply #121 on: July 07, 2015, 07:11:56 AM »
I don't understand it either. Even if washing by hand takes only 5 minutes, it is 5 minutes more than I spend on the dishes.

On the surface it may seem that simple but reality is probably different than that. 

Here are the current steps that I could take if I were to use my dishwasher system as applied by many.  (and believe me I have seen this exact process many times ---frightening really)

1.  take dishes to sink
2. take pots/pan/sheets to sink
3. rinse dishes and utensils
4. turn and open dishwasher
5. find that it is full of washed dishes
6.  bend over and pick up a few dishes
7. turn
8.  walk 3 steps to counter
9.  Reach up and open cabinet
10 stretch to put clean dishes up
11.  turn
12.  return 3 steps to DW
13.  Repeat steps steps  6  -- 12 for 5-7 rotaions (fuck I'm exhausted already)
14.  Finally put the first dish in
15.  begin loading dishwasher by turning to right, bending and loading,  bending up,  turning to left
16. repeat step 15 4-6 times.
17.  Bend to open cabinet below sink
18. locate DW soap (because no one keeps it out)
19.  Turn to the right in a bent position
20.  Pour or load soap into DW
21.  Turn to left
22.  Return soap
23. Close cabinet
24.  turn to right in bent position again
25.  Close DW
26.  Push various buttons or turn knobs on DW
27.  Turn to left
28.  Your water has been running and is hot now.
28.5 Rinse pots and pans
29.  reach for soap (I keep mine out)
30.  Add soap to big pan
31.  Return soap
32.  Hand wash big pan with a sponge
32.  Hand wash other pots etc..
33.  Rinse said pots and pans turning to your right each time and placing them on the counter
34.  rinse sink with sponge and water.
35.  either wait for pots to dry or do several steps to retrieve dish towel and hand dry them
36.  After the pans and pots are dry do the whole twirl, walk, bend deal to put them in the bottom of your cabinets.
37.  Repeat 36 at least twice (shit I'm really tired now and I haven't even wiped down the stove or counter tops yet.
38.  You've done a good job on steps 1-37 so far. 
39.  3 hours later everyone wants a snack so you make a few snack plates and some drinks
40.  Crap more dishes and glasses and the DW is full of wet drying dishes (because we don't run the heat to save energy)
41.  Well shit,  you're not a let them sit in the sink sorta person so it is on to freaking hand washing the dishes and hand drying and repeating the whole twist, walk, open, reach deal.   
42.  Seems your finished with your dish washing duty.
43.  Whoops,  You forgot,  company is coming tomorrow so you want your DW empty.
44. well heck they are dry enough finally
45.  Repeat the whole steps 6-13 again.
46.  Thank the lord Jesus you are finally done having the Dish Washer wash your dishes.   

I'm sure some of you either add or have fewer steps on many occasions but I'm not kidding when I say I have seen this ballet in most homes. 

Tomorrow ---

Bob W's New Improved 10 Step Dish Washing Management System is Explained

It could save you 30 steps per day,  prevent repetitive movement back injuries and free up over 3,600 lifetime hours of your future time from the drudgeries of automatic dishwashing.  (your future self will thank you)

It is an entire system and new way about thinking of your dish cleaning management.  It was designed in a partnership between NASA, Chipotle and Elon Musk  so be prepared to be shaken to your core.

Bob, you need to work on your efficiency. Try this:

1. Put dirty dishes in dishwasher and the ones you will wash by hand in the sink.
2. When dishwasher is full, add soap and turn it on.
3. When the dishwasher has finished, open to air dry.
4. Put the dishes away.

See how simple it is??

Sorry to mention it but you forgot a step. After step #25 when you close the DW the next step should be to hunt down your reading glasses so you can see what buttons to push to turn it on.
Thanks for catching that!   

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #122 on: July 07, 2015, 08:37:15 PM »
The reading glasses part is a vital step. Was trying to turn on my son's dishwasher this weekend and I couldn't read anything on the front panel. The dishwasher is stainless steel and the glare in the kitchen was just right that the buttons were not readable. Under the sink was a bottle that said "DAWN" on the label. I could read that just fine

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #123 on: July 09, 2015, 01:04:46 PM »
The reading glasses part is a vital step. Was trying to turn on my son's dishwasher this weekend and I couldn't read anything on the front panel. The dishwasher is stainless steel and the glare in the kitchen was just right that the buttons were not readable. Under the sink was a bottle that said "DAWN" on the label. I could read that just fine

Yes definitely "Dawn!"  That stuff rocks.   A little dab will do ya.     

 So as this thread progressed I have been paying more attention to our household dishwashing habits.   It appears I was totally wrong about this all.   The best thing to do is to have a good wife that either hand or dishwashers you dishes.   It appears I have been sliding in this category.   I typically do 90% of the cooking, grocery shopping and menuing.   I'm not opposed to the dishes but it appears DW likes them taken care of straight after dinner while I prefer to let them soak until whenever.    So I have now figured out that she takes care of the dishes 85% of the time.   So she can choose to do them however she likes.

Now if I could only get her to shop and cook?

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #124 on: July 09, 2015, 01:14:04 PM »

Now if I could only get her to shop and cook?

Pick your battles :)

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Re: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing
« Reply #125 on: July 10, 2015, 08:10:28 AM »

Now if I could only get her to shop and cook?

Pick your battles :)
Geez I must be in the "exceptional" category of wives - I cook, shop, and do the dishes.