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    Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    The gf and I had a "discussion" last night on how to properly load utensils in the dishwasher. I was pretty adamant about loading used side down so that when they were clean you would grab the handle part to take them out. She explained that the utensils get cleaner with the used side up as this gets more of a water spray during the cycle.

    I was convinced she was an idiot until she sent me this link this morning:

    How to Load Utensils in a Dishwasher | eHow.com

    Now I'm wondering if I've been doing it wrong all these years....

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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    The gf and I had a "discussion" last night on how to properly load utensils in the dishwasher. I was pretty adamant about loading used side down so that when they were clean you would grab the handle part to take them out. She explained that the utensils get cleaner with the used side up as this gets more of a water spray during the cycle.

    I was convinced she was an idiot until she sent me this link this morning:

    How to Load Utensils in a Dishwasher | eHow.com

    Now I'm wondering if I've been doing it wrong all these years....

    What say you?
    I'd say the spark is gone from your relationship



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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'd say the spark is gone from your relationship
    I forgot to mention that I'm grotesquely disfigured so I'm kind of stuck with her regardless of how this whole thing plays out.



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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    The gf and I had a "discussion" last night on how to properly load utensils in the dishwasher. I was pretty adamant about loading used side down so that when they were clean you would grab the handle part to take them out. She explained that the utensils get cleaner with the used side up as this gets more of a water spray during the cycle.

    I was convinced she was an idiot until she sent me this link this morning:

    How to Load Utensils in a Dishwasher | eHow.com

    Now I'm wondering if I've been doing it wrong all these years....

    What say you?
    I say cleaning is the woman's job. You should be out hunting or enjoying a fine cigar.



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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    I didn't read the thing, but if it said you alternate, that is the correct way. If you load all of your spoons and forks the same way, they'll "nestle" together, so you do some upside down and some rightside up. I always load knifes down, though, to prevent cutting myself when unloading.



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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Without looking at the link - you should alternate. some up, and some down to avoid nesting - or as some here would say - spooning


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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    How about rinsing the dishes before putting them in? I would remove large solids, and then load the dishes. My wife would rinse the dishes almost clean before putting them in, suggesting that they would get cleaned better if rinsed.

    Well, according to our GE dishwasher manual, the dishes should not be rinsed. The dishwasher has some kind of "amount of dirtiness" sensor, and adjusts the wash cycle accordingly. If the dishes are rinsed, the sensor does not work properly, and some dishes with heavier soil may not get cleaned. After gently pointing this out to my wife, she has relented a bit on the rinsing...


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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    How about rinsing the dishes before putting them in? I would remove large solids, and then load the dishes. My wife would rinse the dishes almost clean before putting them in, suggesting that they would get cleaned better if rinsed.

    Well, according to our GE dishwasher manual, the dishes should not be rinsed. The dishwasher has some kind of "amount of dirtiness" sensor, and adjusts the wash cycle accordingly. If the dishes are rinsed, the sensor does not work properly, and some dishes with heavier soil may not get cleaned. After gently pointing this out to my wife, she has relented a bit on the rinsing...
    I will scrub dishes if there is something on there that water won't take off. For example, if there is dried oatmeal in a bowl, I'm pulling out the harsh scrubber because there is no way that any dishwasher is getting that concrete off. Otherwise, I'll load most anything that should wash off without any rinsing.



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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I will scrub dishes if there is something on there that water won't take off. For example, if there is dried oatmeal in a bowl, I'm pulling out the harsh scrubber because there is no way that any dishwasher is getting that concrete off. Otherwise, I'll load most anything that should wash off without any rinsing.
    "Dudes" - if any of you can call yourselves that..... I just felt my estrogen count leap through the roof reading this thread. If she doesn't like the way you load the dishwasher, then let her have the awesome responsibility of loading the dang thing her own damn self.

    And I was a knife-point up guy for many many years until a recent series of palm pokes.


    So - what settings do you all use on irons for chiffon shirts?



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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Quote Originally Posted by RandomFan View Post
    I say cleaning is the woman's job. You should be out hunting or enjoying a fine cigar.
    +1


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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Quote Originally Posted by RandomFan View Post
    I say cleaning is the woman's job. You should be out hunting or enjoying a fine cigar.


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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Welcome to the 21st century, gentlemen. The days of sexually harrassing your secretaries at work and beating your wife when you get home because dinner wasn't warm are long gone. Now adays, in most decent relationships, men do help out around the house. *Gasp* and loading the dishwasher isn't exactly a difficult task. If a guy is going to refuse to put his dishes in the dishwasher just because he's a guy and doesn't fell he has to, he's probably a total ***** and won't be in a very happy relationship for too long.



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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    The gf and I had a "discussion" last night on how to properly load utensils in the dishwasher. I was pretty adamant about loading used side down so that when they were clean you would grab the handle part to take them out. She explained that the utensils get cleaner with the used side up as this gets more of a water spray during the cycle.

    I was convinced she was an idiot until she sent me this link this morning:

    How to Load Utensils in a Dishwasher | eHow.com

    Now I'm wondering if I've been doing it wrong all these years....

    What say you?
    I don't remember gf-laws after 43 years of marriage but I can tell you that wife-laws are irrefuteable that she is always right so there is no need to solicit opinions from your deadbeat friends (I can't cite the exact page and paragraph reference because I'm too lazy to look it up).


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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    Welcome to the 21st century, gentlemen. The days of sexually harrassing your secretaries at work and beating your wife when you get home because dinner wasn't warm are long gone. Now adays, in most decent relationships, men do help out around the house. *Gasp* and loading the dishwasher isn't exactly a difficult task. If a guy is going to refuse to put his dishes in the dishwasher just because he's a guy and doesn't fell he has to, he's probably a total ***** and won't be in a very happy relationship for too long.
    That's for sure. You only have to watch a couple episodes of Mad Men to see how much norms have changed over the past 40+ years. Even Don Draper broke down and showed some feelings in last week's show although he's still tried to claim that he has to draw the line at banging the help - until Peggy called him on it.



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    Re: Loading Utensils in the Dishwasher

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    Welcome to the 21st century, gentlemen. The days of sexually harrassing your secretaries at work and beating your wife when you get home because dinner wasn't warm are long gone. Now adays, in most decent relationships, men do help out around the house. *Gasp* and loading the dishwasher isn't exactly a difficult task. If a guy is going to refuse to put his dishes in the dishwasher just because he's a guy and doesn't fell he has to, he's probably a total ***** and won't be in a very happy relationship for too long.
    I feel like I would have gotten a memo about this.



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