Dishwasher madness!

(34 Posts)
Timeforausernamechange Sun 20-Nov-16 17:01:25

Just emptied and refilled our (full-size) dishwasher for the 2nd time today ( and it's not even bed time... AIBU to think this is ridiculous?

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 kids (3&1) and we do tend to cook from scratch. DD also has an afternoon nursery place which means she needs to be fed before I drop her off at 12.00. This means we can sometimes end up with 5 mealtimes over the day, which might explain some of it. But even so it seems ridiculous.

How many times do you run your dishwasher every day?

Topseyt Sun 20-Nov-16 17:17:40

Once a day usually. Sometimes twice if needed. Four of us still living at home here, five when student DD1 is home in uni holidays

Topseyt Sun 20-Nov-16 17:20:44

Once a day usually. Occasionally twice as necessary. Still have DH and I and two out of three DDs living at home.

Topseyt Sun 20-Nov-16 17:22:20

Gah, internet connection problems meaning I can't always see my posts first time around.

Bertucci Sun 20-Nov-16 17:23:26

Ours is always twice a day at the weekend.

c3pu Sun 20-Nov-16 17:24:02

Once a day, or less depending on whether my kids are here or not.

clairethewitch70 Sun 20-Nov-16 17:24:52

Once a day usually, sometimes twice. We are a family of 4 (20+17). And at least one load washed by hand of things that cannot go in the dishwasher.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 20-Nov-16 17:26:46

once or twice...

it depends if there has been cooking from scratch or freezer diving for meals and if we are having a Dishwasher stand off...which means no one wants to unload it, cos then they will have to reload it and tidy the kitchen.

Generally it goes on in the evening and I empty it in the morning and start reloading the breakfast things....but that's best case scenario!

Huldra Sun 20-Nov-16 17:43:56

Twice a day, sometimes 3 during the week. Then at least 3 times at the weekends. We put pots and pans in the dishwasher so it can easily get full if we have been baking or cooking a roast.

HelloCanYouHearMe Sun 20-Nov-16 17:46:48

We are a family of 3 - our dishwasher goes on every other day

idontlikealdi Sun 20-Nov-16 17:51:01

I have a slimline one and it goes in twice a day 2 adults and 2 five year olds.

Once a day during the week.
Twice a day on weekends, (cooked breakfast then evening meal).

3 of us during the week
6 of us on weekends

AmyInTheBoonies Sun 20-Nov-16 17:52:55

We are a family of three and it is often on twice a day.

I cook from scratch and put pots and pans in the dishwasher. So often our evening meal is enough to fill up the dishwasher once.

Ulysses Sun 20-Nov-16 17:56:54

Isis ally once but it was twice today as we made pancakes from scratch and then a roast. It's generally needs only to be on once though.

OSETmum Sun 20-Nov-16 18:06:36

Once a day usually. Our dishwasher broke in June and dh has put off replacing it til yesterday 😡 I've had to wash up 3 times a day for 5 months, so I'll never, ever moan about doing the dishwasher again!

britbat23 Sun 20-Nov-16 18:35:41

Hopefully one day the law will be changed to allow women to buy and install dishwashers, but until then...

DeleteOrDecay Sun 20-Nov-16 18:37:20

We have a slimline one which goes on at least once a day. Sometimes twice and very occasionally 3 times. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 dc age 4 and 18months.

NeuroTick Sun 20-Nov-16 18:46:08

Family of 3, I work from home, DD (5) has a packed lunch due to food allergies. So, lots of food prep and home baking means 2x daily is the standard round at ours.

Tubbyinthehottub Sun 20-Nov-16 18:50:32

I've got two dishwashers. At least one is in every day and there are only three of us. Once you've put pans or baking dishes in there isn't much room left. It's not ridiculous

ChickenVindaloo2 Sun 20-Nov-16 19:25:09

One adult and a cat. Our slimline washer goes on once a day.

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Sun 20-Nov-16 19:32:02

Five of us, goes on twice a day, have even considered having two dishwashers blush

MrsMook Sun 20-Nov-16 19:36:23

4 of us. Once a day on average.

Some meals will use more pans than others, and some will be reheats so just a minimum generated.

Why 5 meals per day?

AmyInTheBoonies Sun 20-Nov-16 20:08:47

I'd love two dishwashers - I will probably install them when I get the kitchen refurbed.

supersop60 Sun 20-Nov-16 20:13:32

Once or twice a day, and 2-3 times a day at the weekend. The DCs will happily help unload, but hate loading the icky plates etc. hardly ever wash by hand these days. love it!

Idrinkandiknowstuff Sun 20-Nov-16 20:15:11

Good grief, there's two of us, both out at work all day and our full size dishwasher runs a minimum of twice a day, sometimes three times. I guess we load it really badly blush

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