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    Dishwasher: Fail.

    I just got in and whilst making a cuppa, checked the dishwasher. It had been put on last night but the cups didn't look that clean. Then I noticed the un-desolved tablet in the bottom of the machine. They do tend to do a better job if you take them out of their wrapper.

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    I've done that! TBF though, some of them have wrappers which disolve!

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    I prefer the good ol' kitchen sink, a basin of hot soapy water and some elbow grease!
    Saves on the 'leccy too!

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    In school, I definitely prefer the dishwasher. I am NOT washing everyone else's stuff.

    At home I resisted for a long time, but wouldn't be without one now!

    I too have left the wrapper on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    I prefer the good ol' kitchen sink, a basin of hot soapy water and some elbow grease!
    Saves on the 'leccy too!
    I have a name for that collection of tools - the Wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I have a name for that collection of tools - the Wife.
    I have a name for that collection of tools too - Simon! I would argue though that you use more Gas and Leccy washing up by hand than you do with a dishwasher - mostly because a dishwasher uses less water and washes more dishes per litre of water used than handwashing. So you are having to heat more water to wash by hand therefore using more gas/leccy. That being said, the quality of the clean is better when done by hand (unless you're my partner), but I guess that is the trade off to the convenience of not having to stand there getting sudsy and soaked...

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    I can beat the dishwasher tablet fail. Try putting a washing machine tablet in by mistake.....! Warning - there's a hell of a lot of bubbles but everything smells nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I can beat the dishwasher tablet fail. Try putting a washing machine tablet in by mistake.....! Warning - there's a hell of a lot of bubbles but everything smells nice
    I was thinking of sticking fabric conditioner in ours to see if it makes the plates softer....

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    i like my dishwasher at home but i miss my old work's dish washer it was a industral dishwasher all done in 1 or 2 minuets depending on the setting it was on its name was dishy as he loved the dishes. but when he started to make loud bangs and the control panal shot across washup room we knew he was dieing, i gave him a death to be proud of WASHING UP liq. it ended up in a foam party with buckets of fun.

    then i got a new on i didnt like that one so i left there.
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    If you run out of tablets, a bit of fairy and some baking soda to quell the bubbles works brilliantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I have a name for that collection of tools - the Wife.
    No ban. We're going to let her see this.

    *Sits back with popcorn

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    I have a name for that collection of tools too - Simon! I would argue though that you use more Gas and Leccy washing up by hand than you do with a dishwasher - mostly because a dishwasher uses less water and washes more dishes per litre of water used than handwashing. So you are having to heat more water to wash by hand therefore using more gas/leccy. That being said, the quality of the clean is better when done by hand (unless you're my partner), but I guess that is the trade off to the convenience of not having to stand there getting sudsy and soaked...
    There are studies that show that you do use less power with a dishwasher. Also, the new ones are pretty good - the quality of the clean in mine is outstanding and would be hard to match doing it by hand.
    As for mattx - I'm sure "the wife" knows exactly how to deal with him. I should imagine that she rules him with a rod of iron and it is only on places like edugeek that he can pretend to be the boss!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I have a name for that collection of tools - the Wife.
    Me too, so picking up some tablets for the dishwasher on the way home involves me popping in to the chemist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    There are studies that show that you do use less power with a dishwasher. Also, the new ones are pretty good - the quality of the clean in mine is outstanding and would be hard to match doing it by hand.
    As for mattx - I'm sure "the wife" knows exactly how to deal with him. I should imagine that she rules him with a rod of iron and it is only on places like edugeek that he can pretend to be the boss!!

    More efficient and more Hygenic too than hand washing.

    Just think of that sponge in warm water with all the bacteria of the chicken pie..


    Rob

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    Surely depends on how many pots you have to put in them ? I never have a full bowl of washing up to do!

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