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    Default Strap me down and call me a luddite...

    So today I had a rather interesting conversation with my housemate whereby he saw me washing stuff up and asked why I didn't just use the dishwasher.

    I explained that I just prefer to wash up as I go so that way there's always something clean rather than having everything pile up.

    Apparently this is a silly notion and I should embrace the future and use the dishwasher...


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    My Mom washes dishes by hand, then puts them in the dishwasher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertysaur View Post
    My Mom washes dishes by hand, then puts them in the dishwasher.
    Yeah, I do this too.

    I am just... that ace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aulayna View Post
    So today I had a rather interesting conversation with my housemate whereby he saw me washing stuff up and asked why I didn't just use the dishwasher.

    I explained that I just prefer to wash up as I go so that way there's always something clean rather than having everything pile up.

    Apparently this is a silly notion and I should embrace the future and use the dishwasher...
    The term for this is not "luddite."

    In order to qualify as a luddite, you would have to blow up the dishwasher. Luddites destroy technology. If a luddite loaded the dishwasher, they would load it up with hand grenades.

    The proper clinical term for someone who washes dishes by hand instead of putting them in the dishwasher is "not a lazy troutsmurfer."

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    I, however, am a lazy troutsmurfer.

    Well, I would be, but I have no Dishwasher and have to do it by hand, so I end up gong back and forth between 'clean as you go' and 'wait until I'm out of dishes'.

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    Didn't have a dishwasher for 21 years of life, got one this year, don't know how I ever lived without it. Doing the dishes was the bane of my existence and I used to let everything pile up and then it was a struggle to motivate myself to wash that massive pile of dishes that was sitting there. Now my kitchen is always clean and I always have dishes to use.

    I love my dishwasher <33

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    The dishwasher in my first apartment was always either a) broken or b) didn't clean the dishes properly. I got in the habit of just washing everything by hand and abandoning the dishwasher altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Proto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by qwertysaur View Post
    My Mom washes dishes by hand, then puts them in the dishwasher.
    Yeah, I do this too.
    Doesn't everyone do this?

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    I have a dishwasher but I'll generally wash what I use as I go. Unless I'm entertaining and have a big pile to be washed.

    I have to say though that I hate drinking out of glasses that have been washed in the dishwasher...

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    Yeah we have a dishwasher and often have the scenario of "there are no plates because they're all in the dishwasher and it's not full enough to be put on yet". It's a pain actually. But all in all it beats the massive stack of dirty stuff that happened before.

    If I lived alone I'd probably just wash up straight after eating, it'd be nice and easy to keep on top of it when it's just me.

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    I'll use a dishwasher when they stop sucking ass. Then I'll consider it the future. Until then, I will manually make sure there are no crusty spots on my dishware,


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    I have a dishwasher and I usually use that for washing dishes. It saves water and I'm lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
    Didn't have a dishwasher for 21 years of life, got one this year, don't know how I ever lived without it. Doing the dishes was the bane of my existence and I used to let everything pile up and then it was a struggle to motivate myself to wash that massive pile of dishes that was sitting there. Now my kitchen is always clean and I always have dishes to use.

    I love my dishwasher <33
    But babe. I'm probably still going to wash dishes by hand sometimes because I like to. You can try and take them off me and put them in the dishwasher but I'll be like "Nuuuu!"

    I don't know why, it's a pain in the ass but it's nice. I get to look out the window and have a little sing song to myself while washing the dishes


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clo View Post
    I'll use a dishwasher when they stop sucking ass. Then I'll consider it the future. Until then, I will manually make sure there are no crusty spots on my dishware,
    Crusty spots usually mean that the filter hasn't been washed out for ages

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    I love having access to a dishwasher. It is the best invention since a few decades ago.
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