Tuesday, January 25, 2005

AUTOMATIC DISHWASHER WOES!

My son did my dishes last week.  He tossed them into the automatic dishwasher, added a soap packet and turned it on.  He didn't rinse first.  When the load was finished the dishes were caked with clean, dried on food.  As we took the dishes from the dishwasher we had to chip off the residue.  'Rinse first!',  I told him.  Did he listen?  No!  He washed another load of leftovers that decorated my Corelle dinnerware.  My elegant mason jar glasses actually came out dirtier than they went in!   Later, my husband decided to help... he looks into the dishwasher, saw it half loaded and asked if they were clean or dirty.  Disgusted by the food particles my kids shouted 'Dirty'... even though the dishes had already run through the cycle once.  Steve filled up the dishwasher, added a soap packet and turned it on.  Did he rinse?  No he did not.  The dishes from the earlier load were now caked with even cleaner food particles.

So what is the point of this story...  Is it not to let the guys do the dishes?  No!  I love when they help out in the residential badlands that is sometimes called 'the kitchen'.  The point is: why have a stinking dishwasher if you have to wash the stinking dishes before you put them into the dishwasher in order for them to come out of the dishwasher clean?  I think its time to get a new dishwasher, one that comes with scrubbing bubbles and a garbage disposal.  Is that too much to ask for Whirlpool?  I want a dishwasher that actually cleans the dirty dishes!  (What a concept!) Either that or change the name because 'dishwasher' is really misleading. 

Users GuideCongratulations on your purchase of the new Sudsomatic Ultra Turbo Charged Automatic Clean Dishwasher!  Please note... this dishwasher is for the washing of clean dishes only .  It is not intended to clean dirty dishes.  Please ensure that all dishes are washed thoroughly in the sink and completely free of food particles BEFORE placing in dishwasher.  Instances when dirty dishes become clean while in the automatic dishwasher cycle are purely coincidental and should not be accepted as typical results.

I love the Dixie Dinnerware Collection!

17 comments:

mumma4evr said...

LOL we have 4 dishwashers in my house...the 4 kids!!!!  LOL
Becky

geminiwilder said...

ROFL!!!  I've never owned an 'automatic' dishwasher, and now I'm not even sure if I want one!  The thought of washing first anyway....duh!    

sdoscher458 said...

I love the monkey!  Cute as a button....for 18 years the only one who can load the dishwasher is evidently ME...everybodies hand go limp as soon as they hit the kitchen door....I didn't train anyone right.....LOL  Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

beckieramos said...

LOL! Kids ar so fun! Sometimes i think it's just easir to use the old fashioned hand method! god bless, Beckie

rwsgirl2029 said...

Dorn did you ever see the commercial where they put a whole baked cake that was just made and decorated into the dishwasher to show how well it performed?  When the cycle was over the dishwasher was clean, cake was gone and the plate was spotless.  I don't remember what brand that was!  LOL!  My fiance believe you should wash the dishes before putting them into the dishwasher.  He says the dishwasher is only for sanitizing!  Go figure?  Beth-Ann http://journals.aol.com/rwsgirl2029/ItsMyLilWorld

csandhollow said...

i do not rince my dishes
for the most part everything comes out clean. my didshwasher can handle the stuff. it also depends on the detergent you use. I never put stuff in it that has cornmeal in it though. For some reason it sticks to everything!

ceschorr said...

i love it. i have the same problem with my dishwasher.... i wash them, then put them in there and it makes alot of noise and uses all my hot water, makes more steam and beeps when it's done faking it... it's like a woman faking it.... sara

butterflygherl said...

LOL My dishwasher does the same thing. I do run it occassionally just to sanitize the dishes but for the most part hubby or I wash them by hand.

Hugs,
Susan

swmpgrly said...

I could never see the point of a dish washer for that reason.
so i married one.

purplectigger said...

I so agree with you. What's the point of washing them beforeputting them in the dish washer, that's why I don't have one. I can do the dishes faster than a dish washer and with less effort.
Have a great day.
R.c.

blondepennierae said...

My dishwasher works great but the people that eat in this house think they're supposed to stack the dirty dishes on TOP of the washer......................I'm supposed to put them IN the dishwasher.  Guess I didn't read that part of the directions.  Very cute entry.  Pennie

st0rmwhispers said...

My mother had the right idea....you give birth to dishwashers...you don't buy them at the store......

bosoxblue6993w said...

Tell you how classy WE are ... we sip wine from the 'Flintstones Jelly Glass' Collection!

jcole16757 said...

We have the same problem in our house.  

eyeswideshutxoxo said...

Funny! Love the name of your journal and your pic is just too cute!

P.

schnozbeary said...

Our dishwasher has long been just a "sterilizer" for already clean dishes..BTW, do you also own the Coll-whip storage container collection?;)
Penny

promiseluv372 said...

sound so much like my house.. and I love the picture!! Looks like my son but shhh :)
~ Promise