(Closed) Spinoff: How do you do dishes?

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: How do you wash dishes?
    Everything gets rinsed and goes in the dishwasher right away. : (26 votes)
    24 %
    Everything is washed by hand and dried right away or put on a drying rack. : (19 votes)
    17 %
    Everything piles up and then gets put in the dishwasher when you can't see the sink. : (23 votes)
    21 %
    Combination of hand washing and dishwasher. : (39 votes)
    35 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 32
    11381 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I handwash them & I do them when the sink starts getting full. I always rinse them when I put them in the sink. I wish I did them everyday (I do them every few days) but with everything else I have to do cleaning wise I just don’t have the energy to do dishes EVERYDAY which is also my least favorite chore. 

    Post # 33
    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Neither of us really mind doing dishes. I hate having dishes in the sink though.

    We always rinse before putting into the Destination Wedding. There are quite a few items I don’t put in the Destination Wedding though. Nicer dinnerware, my rice bowls, knives NEVER go in the Destination Wedding and neither do pots, wine glasses. Those all get hand washed.

    Post # 34
    8736 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I just toss things in the dishwasher. Usually without even rinsing unless they are soup bowls or something that will drip into the dishwasher. I’m super lazy like that. And I love having a dishwasher. When I didn’t have a dishwasher in my college apartment, I almost never cooked and only ordered in or went out because I HATE doing dishes.

    Post # 35
    2025 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I do them every couple of days, once they start piling up in the sink. I hate doing dishes, but really I just hate putting away dishes. Therefore, the dishwasher is always full which makes it hard to put the dirty dishes in there instead of the sink. 

    Post # 36
    6593 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I can’t stand a messy kitchen it gives me anxiety!

    Our dishes get rinsed and put in the dishwasher right after eating and then the pots and pans are washed by hand right after dinner!

    Post # 37
    6040 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

    I grew up with no dishwasher and in all of my post childhood homesapartments i never had one. I still dont lol. I have no desire for one either. I dont like doing dishes but to me its the norm. I am a freak about keeping the kitchen clean when i cook. I have to clean as i go. so like if im done with a certain dish or utensil it gets washed right then while something is cooking or whatever. I wont sit down for dinner until i have washed every dish that can be washed. That way after dinner all I am left with is any serving dishes and dishes we used to eat off of. I make my son rinse off his own dish (he is six and does a damn good job)and everyone is responsible for cleaning their own spot which includes dishes and wiping the table top. and because i am a freak i have to take a really hot wash towel and go over the entire kitchen surfaces with it after everything is done and put away. so its a team effort and im very methodical about it. but Im a psycho about my house and cleaning habits so ….there ya go 🙂

    Post # 38
    9028 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We have a dishwasher but dont use it. We wash by hand. Sometimes we wash it immediately or we wash it before the next meal time. Truth be told Darling Husband does most of the dishes since I cook the most.

    Post # 39
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Oh I voted dishwasher for everything but I meant to vote a mixture! Some stuff can’t go in there like fragile glasses or wooden servers. Also sometimes it’s just quicker to quickly hand wash stuff if you need it again. We run the dishwasher nearly every day cos we cook most of our meals from scratch.

    Post # 40
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We dont have a dishwasher boo!!! So we wash by hand and have a dishes strainer thing so the dishes can dry then they get put away. When we move though. I am getting a dishwasher!! LOL

    Post # 41
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Rinsed then put in the dishwasher.  Pots and pans are washed by hand.

    Post # 42
    13095 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    All of the above.

    We try to be good about rinsing things off and putting them in the dishwasher right away.  But sometimes we get lazy and they pile up.  Most things get rinsed and go in the dishwasher but some things are hand washed and go in the drying rack (items too big for dishwasher, breakables like wine glasses, etc).

    So really – it depends.

    Post # 43
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Hahahaha..this thread made me laugh because how dishes get done was a hot button topic in our house when we first moved in together five years ago. I remember getting in this big fight a few weeks into living together and it was about how we do dishes/load the dishwasher!

    Darling Husband is pretty particular about cleaning so dishes have to be done in a very specific way (*eye roll* although, I have to admit, I’ve gotten so used to it that I now do dishes this way too). I cook and then Darling Husband rinses all the dishes. For him, rinsing = washing, so like, he actually hand washes all the dishes and won’t put them in the dishasher until they are perfectly clean. So yeah, he rinses/washes all the dishes (plates, flatware, glasses) and loads them into the dishwasher. Then he washes everything else (pots, pans, cutting boards, knives, prep bowls) by hand, and I dry them and put them away. And yes, this all happens right after every meal.

    Post # 44
    7371 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @stardustintheeyes: I grew up with no dishwasher and in all of my post childhood homesapartments i never had one. I still dont lol. I have no desire for one either.

    Same here. I really don’t see the point to them. I kinda find washing dishes relaxing. It doesn’t take that long to wash and put on rack. We either wash immediately after use or by the end of evening,

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