(Closed) How do you load your dishwasher?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Most dishwashers come with instruction pamphlets re what works best for that model. If you don’t have the booklet, you can usually find them online.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

To answer your question….I use this handy thing I call “my husband” to load the dishwashwer.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I have a love hate relationship with my dishwasher. Sure I can load and go but it takes so darn long for the dishwasher to clean that it would be faster for me to wash them by hand especially if not everything fit in the dishwasher. And if they don’t come out clean then I am really choked.  I find now that I load it as full as I can then wash the rest by hand and avoid loading in the dishes that i know just wont come out clean.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Poorly. I suck at loading the dishwasher. I always try to cram more crap in there than it can hold. My version of the “right” way is cups and bowls on the top (bottoms down, obviously), plates and tupperware on the bottom. I normally try to sort the silverware by type so it’s easy to put away. As long as there’s space inbetween, everything gets nice and clean.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Tall plates on bottom shelf back, short plates and flat-ish bowls at the front.  Pots bottom back.  I use corelle for my daily set so the bowls stack real well in the dishwasher – one piece per little divider

Cups on top shelf all along the right side.  Rounder bowls face down on the left.  Small frying pans/small pot/tupperware/pyrex in the middle.  

At least this is the best way to stack stuff since I use my dishwasher as my drying rack.  🙂

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Cups, small pots, Tupperware and utensils on the top. Plates, bowls, silverware, large pots, big glass mixing bowls, etc, on the bottom. Make sure that things are turned towards the center, which is where the water will be coming from. I treat my dishwasher like a Tetris game.

…then again, I also use my dishwasher like an autoclave — I basically scrub the food off beforehand, so I’m just using the dishwasher to get stuff really super clean. FI’s folks don’t do much scraping or scrubbing before they put stuff in — I stayed with them a few days over Christmas and helped in the kitchen a few times, and was having serious OCD problems with putting dirty dishes in the box!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@CarolinaCola:  You can look up the make and model of the dishwasher online and find the manual.  I do this all the time with our appliances.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@CarolinaCola:  Not entirely related, but make sure you run it every now and then!  Dishwashers have parts that can go bad if they have been used and then stay dorment for awhile.  I found that out the hard way, and when I told my parents about it my dad was like, “Yeah, that happened to me too.”  “Why didn’t you warn me?”  “Why wouldn’t you use a dishwasher?”

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s a three step process in our house:

1. I load the dishwasher

2. Fiance unloads the dishwasher

3. Fiance then re-loads the dishwasher properly and starts the wash cycle.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@adnama:  That is awesome!!!!

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