Dishwasher part 2. Your questions answered.

I feel I must do a quick blog to respond to feedback left only moments ago on my how to load a dishwasher blog found here.

The feed back before I respond…

So many questions.

What about plastic on the bottom shelf? OK, or satanic?
Cooking knives pointing up to save the basket or down to save bloodshed?
Is is OK to double-stack low priority items like the spatter screen?
Glassware? Can that ever be dishwashered?
Come ON, Orkynork,  Crack the dishwasher dynamic and the 21st century is yours to novelize. Yes.
Go to it. I know I can trust you.

My response

What about plastic on the bottom shelf? OK, or satanic?

Never plastic lids. I have too many memories of desperately trying to ram warped lids onto containers, knowing full well the Tupperware lifetime guarantee didn’t stretch to sticking your 24 thousand assorted pots on the dishwasher equivalent of a boil wash.  Warped lids and pots were then thrown into a cupboard for several years never to be reunited again. I could never quite bring myself to throw them away, they somehow had to stay there as punishment for my stupidity.  Minimalists, look away.

Top tip.  I now store most things in jam jars which avoids all the above trauma and saves tears, arguments and landfill.

Cooking knives pointing up to save the basket or down to save bloodshed?

My dear, cooking knives shouldn’t go in at all as they lose their sharpness.  However if like me you, sometimes ignore your own advice and sneak the odd one I lay it blade down on the top row. Smaller knives I tend to do point down in the cutlery holder as I am very risk averse and have seen too many emails forwarded on to me warning me of dangers.  (They clearly thought if they didn’t send  on the email a kitten would actually die.  Readers, it won’t; so save yourself and hit delete)

Is it OK to double-stack low priority items like the spatter screen?

Double stacking makes me feel physically sick.  Don’t do it. If you’re double stacking you shouldn’t be allowed near the dishwasher at all, step away at once.  Here let me do it. *rolls eyes*

Glassware? Can that ever be dishwashered?

Correct answer: no, but I admit that it usually happens in our house, apart from the wine glasses where to save washing them we simply refill.

Come ON, Orkynork,  Crack the dishwasher dynamic and the 21st century is yours to novelize. Yes.
Go to it. I know I can trust you.

Done. Thank you for taking the time to respond and look out for my book in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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