To say it's either we get a dishwasher or we're eating off paper plates...

(48 Posts)
Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 12:29:04

due to me having this lovely thing happen whilst doing the dishes last night
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Had my hand in a pint glass and it decided to spontaneously shatter.

five sodding stitches.

HereComesHoneyBooBooDragon Sun 20-Oct-13 12:30:09

Oooow. sad thanks

Allthebees Sun 20-Oct-13 12:32:40

We had 3 months with no dishwasher and whilst I know it's a fairly spoilt brat first world problem it was horrific.

Aside from the perilous dangers, it was a complete ball ache and I felt I was CONSTANTLY washing up.

Hope your hand gets better ASAP and you get a dishwasher even sooner!

PrimalLass Sun 20-Oct-13 12:34:49

Use ao.com. They do next day delivery.

Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 12:35:20

We had one but when we moved in our new apartment there's just no room. I have decided I will forfeit a cupboard. It serves me right for attempting to do the dishes at 1am because I was being lazy after tea....

Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 12:35:32

ahh thankyou PrimalLass!

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 20-Oct-13 12:40:41

That link should have come with a serious warning! Bloody hell!

I'd love a dishwasher because I AM the dishwasher. I decided that when me and the kids moved to our own place we'd have one, but bugger me there isn't the room or plumbing for one, plus I'm renting so what's a girl to do?

Heymacarena Sun 20-Oct-13 12:40:53

Yowsers OP! that looks dreadful.

Yes, get a dishwasher - immediately.

I hadn't had one until I moved in with DH- and managed fine, but now I wouldn't be without.

I don't think you have to spend a lot, a fairly basic model will do the job. Have you got space for one?

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 20-Oct-13 12:42:53

Hope your hand gets better soon.

Get a dishwasher as compensation

iklboo Sun 20-Oct-13 12:43:10

I've always resisted a dishwasher as there's only the three of us & I wash up as I go along. We're shortly moving to a house with an integral dishwasher. I suspect I will be on my knees hugging it by the end of the first week grin.

Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 12:43:46

heartbroken I just assumed people would know it's not going to be pretty from the 'five stiches' thing ha.

HeyMacarena I have a rather large cupboard that I don't use except to stuff crap in, I'm thinking if we take that out it should fit. Do they do slimline ones do you know?

Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 12:43:58

Thanks everyone

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 20-Oct-13 12:45:34

That should have been warning enough shouldn't it really? I think I just assumed it would be an 'after' picture!

And yet, the 'I've-gotta-see' side of me still went 'yeah, click it, click it, click it'.

bluebell234 Sun 20-Oct-13 12:45:37

owww, get well soon Strumpetron! sad

Pigsmummy Sun 20-Oct-13 12:48:12

Oh no!! Poor you. Are in South East? I have a dishwasher for sale, could bring it around this afternoon. If not Argos are good.

Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 12:49:29

Thankyou for the offer that's lovely of you, but in the north west unfortunately! Hope you sell it soon

I'm more peed off about being on anit-biotics. I don't do well with those things

Floralnomad Sun 20-Oct-13 12:50:47

We changed from a normal size dishwasher to a slimline earlier this year ,it was a cheap one from currys and it is much better than my last much more expensive dishwasher .

IfYouLoveSomebodyLetThemSleep Sun 20-Oct-13 12:51:18

I haven't had a dishwasher for 8+ years and I've got by fine! don't know what you're all moaning about!

That does look nasty though OP flowers make it sound more interesting and tell everyone a shark bit you.

Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 12:53:08

ifyoulove I've always been okayish but I'm terribly clumsy and heavy handed, often end up breaking things and hurting myself. What sort of person can't even do the bloody dishes properly blush

I like the shark bite idea. I may flounce it up a bit and say I was saving a puppy.

SharpLily Sun 20-Oct-13 12:55:37

You are not being at all unreasonable. Husband resisted the dishwasher idea for quite some time - it's an easy stand to take when you're not the one doing the dishes. The thing is, I cook quite a lot so even with just the two of us I was spending over an hour per day, every day, washing up. Who the hell HASN'T got better things to do with their time?! Not to mention the amount of plates, glasses etc. that got broken. I'm grateful for my dishwasher every day and think being expected to live without one borders on abuse, frankly. Nope, not a drama queen at all wink.

DameFannyGallopsAtAGhost Sun 20-Oct-13 13:10:37

I'm impressed you got a photo for us before you even went to hospital grin

If you're prone to hurting yourself, can I suggest you get a dishwasher at waist height so you don't trip and impale yourself on a wrongly placed knife?

Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 13:12:43

exactly sharp DP says we don't need one but I think now he'll be willing to go halves ha.

dame I was bored sat in the hospital from 1am-3am so I got snap happy! What a night to have to go to hospital, full of drunks. One woman kept laughing manically and falling out of her wheelchair, baring all her arse.

AmberLeaf Sun 20-Oct-13 13:14:06

I wouldn't be without my dishwasher. AO.online are good.

MollyMango Sun 20-Oct-13 13:14:43

OMG you should put a warning on that photo - I am not good with cuts and I literally almost fell off my chair ...

Anyway, yes, I agree though - although I don't use the dishwasher as it's only me atm when I have to feed more people it's very useful

Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 13:21:16

Sorry about that mollymango

MollyMango Sun 20-Oct-13 13:27:50

I do hope it's alright though

Plomino Sun 20-Oct-13 14:26:02

Ow !

I wouldn't be without mine - we'd be permanently washing up with 7 of us . Mine went bang on Friday , ordered one off ao.com Friday lunchtime , it came at 10am on Saturday . For a shade over £200 , it's well worth it's weight in dirty plates.

Meatyfeet Sun 20-Oct-13 15:00:08

We used to have a Beko slimline dishwasher before we moved and it was great. My parents have ad the same one for a good few years.

Hope your hand heals soon thanks.

Feminine Sun 20-Oct-13 15:05:21

thanks for you.

However, we are a family of five...no space for a dishwasher.

I don't spend hours doing it confused I soak them in a washing up bowl beforehand.

in your case though, it sounds like you can't make it work ...almost like you need on on medical grounds! wink

Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 15:22:36

thanks everyone

I just had a peek under the dressing, nice bright blue suctures! Have to have them in for ten days but no idea where to go. Tempting to just get the nail scissors out when the time comes

Oooo medical grounds dishwasher sounds vairy vairy good.

Ouch! We don't have a dishwasher, but if I did that to myself we would have! I have goosebumps just thinking about that picture. I hope you are feeling ok now. Paper plates sound good to me though.

Strumpetron Sun 20-Oct-13 15:26:57

Imagine just being able to bin the plates...

WorraLiberty Sun 20-Oct-13 15:31:46

I've never had a dishwasher and never wanted one.

Mainly because of all the moaning I read on here about stacking them and emptying them etc.

It sounds much easier to just wash up.

Topseyt Sun 20-Oct-13 15:33:07

You now have health and safety reasons for needing a dishwasher, so get one. thlwink

As a family of 5 (though currently down to 4 due to daughter at uni) plus three pets, my dishwasher is a must. I was without one for a few days earlier this year when my old one gave up the ghost and I was waiting for my new one to be delivered. I felt constantly chained to the kitchen sink.

Another vote for AO.online. Very good service, and if I remember rightly I could more or less pick a day to suit me, which I did.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 20-Oct-13 15:34:16

I told dh I wasn't washing up anymore one night, two nights later he cracked and said order a dishwasher.

I used ao. too, I got through topcashback.co.uk to get a bit more off.

ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp Sun 20-Oct-13 15:43:46

Absolutely justified. I didn't have one until my late twenties when the flat I was renting had one, I loved it. When that relationship ended, I think I cried more about leaving the dishwasher behind than the twunt man.

It takes less than 5 minutes to load and same to unload, much better than the 40 mins or more washing up.( ok some people can wash up faster, but I'm a rinser and that's how long it took me) plus you can pile all the dirty dishes in it so instantly the kitchen looks much better!

Then had to go a few more years without one, which included DS arrival. Bottles, weaning etc, not fun. When we finally managed to buy a house with a big enough kitchen (as opposed to the series of shoeboxes) my main demand request was a dishwasher. I still love it!!

Hope your hand heals well OP and yes you deserve it!!

AmberLeaf Sun 20-Oct-13 16:39:01

Ive never quite understood the stacking/loading angst tbh.

You fill it as you go along, switch on when full [for me that's when I settle down for the night] then unload in the morning.

Lifechanging stuff IMO!

Strumpetron Mon 28-Oct-13 10:33:13

Update - I am literally going to take these stitches out myself they're bloody killing me! The doctor who put them in said I could just go to the walk in 10 days from the incident, well I've rang them and they've said I now need a referral from the a&e, queue me ringing and being passed through to switchboards to no avail.

The stitches hve gone really tight, pulling into my skin and one of them has actually ripped through. Hand is throbbing!

ClaimedByMe Mon 28-Oct-13 10:35:10

A nurse at your gp surgery will take them out for you.

Did you get a dishwasher?

Strumpetron Mon 28-Oct-13 10:45:02

I rang the GP's surgery who said I needed to ring the clinic, I rang the clinic and they said I needed the referral grrr.

We now have a little slim line dishwasher grin

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 28-Oct-13 10:48:50

Can you go back to the hospital who put them in

Strumpetron Mon 28-Oct-13 10:50:08

I was thinking of that but didn't want to waste A&E's time blush

HellonHeels Mon 28-Oct-13 10:50:49

I think you need to get those stitches looked at ASAP, whether or not it's time for them to be removed.

Go to your GP or to walk in clinic, don't mess about trying to get a referral.

ClaimedByMe Mon 28-Oct-13 10:51:46

I can see why its tempting to cut them out yourself, do you a friend who is a nurse who can do it for you?

Yay for the dishwasher!

Strumpetron Mon 28-Oct-13 10:59:49

I have a few friends who are nurses but they all said they need a 'stitch remover' confused so i read online it's quite easy to do?

I think I'll go to the walk in first though and see if they'll see me without a referral, it is very red and stuff so maybe they'll do something

Love the dishwasher!

killpeppa Mon 28-Oct-13 11:04:48

I have one but I never bloody use it

ThankGodItsTuesday Mon 28-Oct-13 11:20:52

That photo!! Hope you get sorted.
I had a dishwasher when there was only me. I don't wash my clothes by hand so why would I wash my dishes.
If a machine can do a job better and quicker than me then I let the machine.

ZingWantsCake Mon 28-Oct-13 11:26:17

ouch and fucking ouch some more.thanks

get a dishwasher.

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