How do you load your dishwasher?

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#1 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

dont think ive ever seen a topic like this here before.

So when/if you do the dishes, how do you load the dishwasher?

Do you just cram dishes in there?

Do you try to be organized?

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I have to wash the dishes every night.

Me, i try to be organized. ours has about 6 slots for silverware. the first slot i put forks in, second i put spoons in, third is for butter knives. the remaining slots are for miscellaneous silverware. likeplastic forks and such. oversized silverware.

our steak knives or sharp knives i wash by hand.

then i put plates and bowls on the bottom rack.

then everything else goes on the top rack. regular cups on one side, then cups with handles(mostly coffe cups) go on the other side. then big plastic spoons and other various bigger or oddly shapen utensils go in the middle.

i handwash pots and pans and other things too big for the dishwasher.

Sometimes when the dishwasher gets full i will put some bowls in the top rack.

I also find myself re-arranging the dishes on the rare occasion that my parents do the dishes, as they often put the dishes in the wrong spot:P

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So OT,  how do you load your dishwasher?

#2 Posted by junglist101 (5462 posts) -

I organize them and make sure they have enough space so they can get clean.

#3 Posted by johnd13 (8588 posts) -

I like them organized and in the right "slots".

#4 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58240 posts) -
I throw them and see where things land.
#5 Posted by mccoyca112 (5433 posts) -

We never use it oddly enough. I'd like to say something about it, but I'm used it being the way it is.

#6 Posted by themagicbum9720 (6513 posts) -
our dishwasher has been broken for years so we do them by hand.
#7 Posted by Primordialous (1313 posts) -

I like them organized and in the right "slots".

johnd13

That's what she said.

#8 Posted by tenaka2 (17040 posts) -

I can only load my dishwaser while naked and singing Danny Boy.

#9 Posted by sukraj (24425 posts) -

We never use it oddly enough. I'd like to say something about it, but I'm used it being the way it is.

mccoyca112

we dont use ours too.

#10 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
inb4 "tell her to wake up."
#11 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

Very organized since certain dishes fit better in certain sections with certain orientations.

#12 Posted by 3eyedrazorback (16379 posts) -
Plates on bottom, plastics and cups on top.
#13 Posted by Diablo-B (4063 posts) -

dont think ive ever seen a topic like this here before.

konvikt_17
Theres a reason you have never seen a topic like this before. Pointless
#14 Posted by KiIIyou (27157 posts) -
First time I ever used one of them was last week and I just threw em all over in there, and they got clean. They're sposed to save you time so that's what I went with.
#15 Posted by 3eyedrazorback (16379 posts) -
First time I ever used one of them was last week and I just threw em all over in there, and they got clean. They're sposed to save you time so that's what I went with.KiIIyou
Did you hear clanking coming from the vicinity of the dishwasher?
#16 Posted by KiIIyou (27157 posts) -
[QUOTE="KiIIyou"]First time I ever used one of them was last week and I just threw em all over in there, and they got clean. They're sposed to save you time so that's what I went with.3eyedrazorback
Did you hear clanking coming from the vicinity of the dishwasher?

Nopies, was super quiet didn't even hear it really.
#17 Posted by 3eyedrazorback (16379 posts) -
[QUOTE="3eyedrazorback"][QUOTE="KiIIyou"]First time I ever used one of them was last week and I just threw em all over in there, and they got clean. They're sposed to save you time so that's what I went with.KiIIyou
Did you hear clanking coming from the vicinity of the dishwasher?

Nopies, was super quiet didn't even hear it really.

With my luck, the dishwasher would blow up if I did that.
#18 Posted by The_Lipscomb (2603 posts) -

I don't wash my dishes. I like leftovers.

#19 Posted by KiIIyou (27157 posts) -
[QUOTE="3eyedrazorback"][QUOTE="KiIIyou"][QUOTE="3eyedrazorback"] Did you hear clanking coming from the vicinity of the dishwasher?

Nopies, was super quiet didn't even hear it really.

With my luck, the dishwasher would blow up if I did that.

That'd be bad :o
#20 Posted by Riverwolf007 (24436 posts) -

my wife is nutty about it.

she washes all the stuff in hot soapy water rinses them then loads them  and washes the dishes.

it makes me crazy.

#21 Posted by 3eyedrazorback (16379 posts) -

my wife is nutty about it.

she washes all the stuff in hot soapy water rinses them then loads them  and washes the dishes.

it makes me crazy.

Riverwolf007
Does yours make you put them in a certain way? For instance, my wife puts them in a certain way and I put them in "backwards" because she is left handed and I am right handed. I just gave up trying to please her. I either do them, and put them up, or she does. There's no tandem effort with dishes.
#22 Posted by Riverwolf007 (24436 posts) -

[QUOTE="Riverwolf007"]

my wife is nutty about it.

she washes all the stuff in hot soapy water rinses them then loads them  and washes the dishes.

it makes me crazy.

3eyedrazorback

Does yours make you put them in a certain way? For instance, my wife puts them in a certain way and I put them in "backwards" because she is left handed and I am right handed. I just gave up trying to please her. I either do them, and put them up, or she does. There's no tandem effort with dishes.

i don't think she cares about the arrangement much since they are clean when they go in and she says they are only getting put through for "sterilization". lol.

like it's a friggin autoclave or something.

heh, this was an argument/concept i gave up on winning years ago.

#23 Posted by Angie7F (1175 posts) -

I dont have a dish washer. 

I dump all my dishes in the sink and wash it manually

#24 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12017 posts) -
<----- is the dishwasher.
#25 Posted by comp_atkins (32241 posts) -
everything on the top rack because the bottom rack sucks for some reason.