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post #31 of 56
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You girls and your Primark!

I just found "that bin" in the sale for £75! But it would be a cab ride all the way home at about £35 so I would only save £1....

Going to see if I can get it delivered!
post #32 of 56
There you go though!, a pair of knickers from Primark for your quid left over!
post #33 of 56
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
There you go though!, a pair of knickers from Primark for your quid left over!
post #34 of 56
i keep buying huge bridget jones style kitten strewn pants from primark. i might take pictures of my (freshly laundered!) collection and post them one day!

i'm a kitten covered big pant addict!
post #35 of 56
I've never looked at the belly warmers in Primark..........but i will now!!

Just because they have kittens on
post #36 of 56
i'll buy you a pair next time i'm there Susan if you tell me your size
post #37 of 56
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THE DISHWASHER ARRIVED ON SATURDAY!!!!!

It's so cool. It's doing it's 2nd wash now as on Saturday I tested it with a few things for it's first wash.

Only thing is, I have space for something of 20cm to go down the side and the bin is 24cm so I can't get it....

But hey I don't have to do any washing up anymore!

Btw, do you think I can put plastic drinking glasses in it? There are no signs on the glasses saying dw safe or anything
post #38 of 56
There see, look at the money you've saved by not getting that bin!

As far as i know the plastic glasses should be ok?!
post #39 of 56
Personally I thought that that's why brides always appeared in white... like most kitchen appliances, as some men would say (The worlds first and only chauvanistic woman here folks) What's wrong with standing at a sink? It doesn't take that long, if the dishes are done regularly. It saves on electricity, money, various "special" detergents, and space in the kichen. Does a dishwasher really save on washing time? As far as I'm aware, you still have to pre-wash before the dishes go into the machine and dry them again when they come out....

maybe I'm missing something. I'd have said scrap the dishwasher, and let's spend the money on something like another cat

OH and by the way, best NOT to put plastic stuff in unless it states that they're dishwasher safe. The dishwasher tends to get incredibly hot and melt stuff. I know, I've seen it happen. It ruined a dishwasher
post #40 of 56
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
Personally I thought that that's why brides always appeared in white... like most kitchen appliances, as some men would say (The worlds first and only chauvanistic woman here folks) What's wrong with standing at a sink? It doesn't take that long, if the dishes are done regularly. It saves on electricity, money, various "special" detergents, and space in the kichen. Does a dishwasher really save on washing time? As far as I'm aware, you still have to pre-wash before the dishes go into the machine and dry them again when they come out....

maybe I'm missing something. I'd have said scrap the dishwasher, and let's spend the money on something like another cat

OH and by the way, best NOT to put plastic stuff in unless it states that they're dishwasher safe. The dishwasher tends to get incredibly hot and melt stuff. I know, I've seen it happen. It ruined a dishwasher


Thanks for your reply. There is no need to pre-wash, you just have to make sure you scrape all the food and stuff off. This model has a pre-wash already, plus I am using the eco-friendly cycle....

I only use 1 degergent in my dishwasher. Even though there is space to add the salt / rinse aid stuff, they sell modern d/w tablets that are 3 in one - soap, salt and rinse aid so you only need to use just 1 tablet per wash.

I have gone 3 years without one and seeing as I don't wash up the dishes on a regular basis I decided that a dishwasher was my only answer really. I leave for work early in the morning and get home later in the evening so I guessed that I could spend my time on other stuff rather than keeping on top of the washing up (which I hate doing anyway!) Dishwashers dry the dishes for you as well, so no need to dry when the stuff comes out.

Oh and, I live alone and only use the shower never the bath yet I pay the same amount for water on a monthly basis as a family of 4 who probably use 6 times the amount of water I use so I can justify it.

Yeah, I did wonder if the plastic stuff might melt.. I won't try it!
post #41 of 56
Good job you didn't listen to me about the plastic eh Gilly!

Hey Emma i'd use one no problem!
post #42 of 56
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I would be writing to your solicitor by now Susan!
post #43 of 56
Congratulations, Gilly. I love it.

We don't prewash or dry and our dishwasher is ANCIENT (No kidding!)

We put plastic and everything in. A few times we have come out with melted things though!
post #44 of 56
gilly are these plastic cups from ikea?? then they are ok to wash
post #45 of 56
Full sized. Not only because you may have company some day but what if you sell the house? I'd think a full sized would be a better sell. I love mine. I live alone too so I just keep putting dishes in it and only run it every few days or so.
post #46 of 56
opps, now I see I'm too late. Oh well, better late then never!

I put plastic in my dishwasher. But only on the top self. For your small space left you could build a small box inside it and use it for things like baking sheets and broiler pans. I had this in my old house and it sure comes in handy for those things like that which don't really fit easily anywhere else!
post #47 of 56
cool... I suppose it would cut a lot of time off if you don't have to do the pre-wash thing and the drying and whatnot that goes with it. The reason I asked is because I had a friend whose family had this great big hunk-a-metal and they were so pernickety about washing the dishes first and THEN putting them in the machine AND drying them afterwards. It always seemd like a pointless exercise to me to do all of that if the machine was supposed to do it anyway. It was them who put the plastic in the dishwasher and managed to kark it out completely when the dishwasher melted it! They were so mad at having to wash all the dishes by hand... but like I pointed out, they did them all by hand anyway, so what were they complaining about!!? See, NOW I'm seeing an upside to them..... That small space that you have left... how about putting in a small hanging rack and store your tea-towels there? We have one in our kitchen here and boy it comes in really handy. Specially when the tea-towels are wet.
post #48 of 56
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
how about putting in a small hanging rack and store your tea-towels there? We have one in our kitchen here and boy it comes in really handy. Specially when the tea-towels are wet.
Hey, that's a good idea!

But I bought a wicker drawer tower with 5 drawers that fit's really snuggly down the side! I might put Guin's toys and stuff in there...

And if anyone really wants, I will get a pic tonight! ... hehe

I love my dishwasher sad I know but I used it last night for the 2nd time. It's so nice not to have anything out on the draining board etc.

I don't think I will risk the plastic stuff as I think my mum melted a spatula that was put correctly in the d/w but then when it was on cycle the spatula fell onto the heating coil at the bottom and melted it!
post #49 of 56
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Originally Posted by fwan
gilly are these plastic cups from ikea?? then they are ok to wash
They are from the £1 shop! And I took all the labels off when I bought them so can't remember if they are d/w safe...
post #50 of 56
heheh oops! i like that idea of the wicker drawer tower... I don't think we'd have space for soemthing like that... as it is we have to ahve a toploader washing machine because the space in the kitchen is too small for a normal front loading thing. Which incidentally went bang the other day....
post #51 of 56
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I have not seen top loading w/m for ages! My mum used to have a twin tub when I was small, but that was in the early 80's then she got a front loading machine. Perhaps in other countries they are more popular?

Hope u get your machine fixed soon!
post #52 of 56
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Originally Posted by Gilly
I have not seen top loading w/m for ages! My mum used to have a twin tub when I was small, but that was in the early 80's then she got a front loading machine. Perhaps in other countries they are more popular?
I had one when i got married in 1980 and i hated it with a passion!. I only had it for a year or two before i got my front loader
post #53 of 56
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All I remember Susan, my mum used to have to pull this machine out of the cupboard, fix up the pipes to the kitchen taps to use it. It was a funny old thing and I could never see the point of it! It took some time and money for her to get a proper machine and I think as well, one day it broke down the the guy that came to fix it could not believe that she was using something so out of date!

If I am honest, I was scared of that machine too
post #54 of 56
There's a lot of toploaders out here because they save on space. They're probably a bit smaller than the old ones, I should think! I recall the thing my grandad had being this big twin tub thing. i hated it.... it used to make some really REALLY wierd noises. Scared the living wits outta me as a kid!
post #55 of 56
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Originally Posted by Gilly
All I remember Susan, my mum used to have to pull this machine out of the cupboard, fix up the pipes to the kitchen taps to use it. It was a funny old thing and I could never see the point of it! It took some time and money for her to get a proper machine and I think as well, one day it broke down the the guy that came to fix it could not believe that she was using something so out of date!
Yes there the ones! Like i didn't have anything else better to do after coming in from work and lugging that thing out.

Thats it!, i'm getting a dishwasher next!!
post #56 of 56
we put platic in our dishwashers all the time and its fine.

go on Gilly, i dare you to do it!
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