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!