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AIBU to ask for rinsing?

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Griefbacon Tue 12-Jun-18 20:42:52

Rinsing before putting stuff in the dishwasher that is. I’m raging at my man child who refuses to rinse stuff and I have just had to rewash most things from the “clean” dishwasher. His reply “I don’t see why I should have to”. Now- here’s the thing. Is rinsing needed or is my dishwasher shit?
Either way the washing up of dried on stuff sucks and asking me to wash up because the gloves don’t fit him is making me fume. Smoke coming out my ears cross.

Candyflip Tue 12-Jun-18 20:44:25

Your dishwasher is shit, or you are overfilling it. It is so wasteful to rinse dishes and then put in dishwasher. You should do one or the other.

shadesofwinter Tue 12-Jun-18 20:44:45

I have a new Bosch dishwasher and the instructions say that there is no need to rinse crockery, just remove any large lumps of food.

Rocinante1 Tue 12-Jun-18 20:45:00

I tend to rinse anything that might dry on as soon as the plate is done with. I will rinse pots and pans as I put the food into serving trays, then leave them on the side. Will rinse plates as I clear the table. Then she;I actually go to load the dishwasher, stuff hasn’t been left to dry on.

Rocinante1 Tue 12-Jun-18 20:45:30

*when I actually

BrutusMcDogface Tue 12-Jun-18 20:46:48

Nope, just scrape off the bits of food. Sometimes I rinse if there's lots stuck on that's hard to scrape.

Your dishwasher is shit. Does it have enough salt and rinse aid? Does it need a good scrub/filters cleaned out/cleaning product put through it?

AllyMcBeagle Tue 12-Jun-18 20:47:22

We have a Miele and I never need to rinse things. There are only a couple of things it struggles with (eg very greasy marks of trays from cooking Linda McCartney burgers) but we wash those by hand. I wouldn't see the point of having one if I had to rinse everything first.

BrutusMcDogface Tue 12-Jun-18 20:47:43

Oh and the spray arms- are the holes blocked?

MissCherryCakeyBun Tue 12-Jun-18 20:48:32

We scrape into the food bin then put in the dishwasher never rinse and have perfectly clean items, and our dishwasher is 17 years old. Waste of water and time rinsing......I think you need to look at your dishwasher and the loading of it

Pascall Tue 12-Jun-18 20:51:50

No rinsing here. DIshwashers do need a bit of 'maintenance' though - salt /rinse-aid / cleaning the filter / stacking properly etc. I cba, I just wash the dishes half the time.

Dadsbigsausages Tue 12-Jun-18 20:59:19

My dishwasher is 3 years old, I've never rinsed. As pp said remove clumps with a scrape and stack. I only use Asda's £5 for 30 dishwasher tablets too (nowt fancy) and never a problem.

PrimalLass Tue 12-Jun-18 21:01:22

Rinsing isn't needed but decent scraping is.

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Tue 12-Jun-18 21:01:42

The only time I rinse is if I’m not putting it on immediately and it’s something like egg. Otherwise there’s no need.

GinandGingerBeer Tue 12-Jun-18 21:09:32

My Bosch has been in over ten years. Never rinsed only scraped. What's the point in having one if everything needs to be semi washed to go in?

Griefbacon Tue 12-Jun-18 21:24:19

Mine is Bosch so there’s something not right isn’t there? Can the spray arms come off? Will get a cleaner. Already use salt and rinse aid...

BlueBug45 Tue 12-Jun-18 21:27:25

You need to scrape plates properly and make sure chunks aren't stuck on cutlery, load it up properly, not over fill it and then simply wash stuff.

I suspect you aren't loading it properly. The booklet it comes with will tell you how to do it or else search on YouTube.

AmyLou14 Tue 12-Jun-18 21:31:12

No need to rinse, just scrape off the food. Rinsing is a waste of time. I’m the one I your DH shoes, my OH bangs on about rinsing first, strops around pulling dishes out and running under the tap ect. There is a rinse cycle on the dishwasher the first thing is does is soak everything!

Griefbacon Tue 12-Jun-18 21:44:28

I’ll google loading but tend to put plates on bottom and bowls and glasses and cups at the top. Cutlery with tines uppermost etc and stuff like spatulas on the rack thing. No heavy soiled stuff on top

ShirleyPhallus Tue 12-Jun-18 21:46:20

What’s the point of a dishwasher if you have to rinse the plates before they go in confused

BanginChoons Tue 12-Jun-18 21:48:20

Take the spray arms off and clean all the little holes.

KittyHawke80 Tue 12-Jun-18 21:49:31

Not supposed to rinse things. The detergents you put in are so abrasive, that if you rinse, they act too harshly in the crockery/glassware.

Narya Tue 12-Jun-18 21:54:14

Have you cleaned out the filter?

We don't rinse anything and it all comes out fine.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Tue 12-Jun-18 21:57:06

Check your whirly arms (!)
Mine frequently get blocked with stray grains of rice.

The only thing I pre rinse is porridge bowls as that dries like concrete unless dishwasher is going on immediately

MeyYael Tue 12-Jun-18 21:58:34

Already use salt and rinse aid...

We also need to use acid...

Idk. I do remove the bigger chunks.

Or things that are crusted in (like the casserole dish after making a cheesy casserole etc..)

But our issue is that we don't use the dishwasher enough.

It's fine if it gets washed more or less right away.

But it seems to... Stick too much if it takes us longer to fill up the dishwasher. :/

dementedpixie Tue 12-Jun-18 21:59:35

Another non rinser here. Just scrape before loading.

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