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AIBU to think that most people who have a dishwasher run it once a day?

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SomethingNastyInTheBallPool Thu 01-Oct-20 10:29:53

We bought a new dishwasher recently. It was heavily promoted as coming with six months' supply of Fairy dishwasher tablets. The tablets arrived yesterday and there are 120 of them. That's not six months' supply in this household, as we run the dishwasher every day. AIBU to think that wouldn't be half a year's worth in most other households?

I rang the manufacturer to query it and was told that it was six months' worth based on "data and surveys". Hmmmm. I'm not going to take this to the highest court in the land, obviously, but it does seem a bit crap. AIBU?

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MrsPerfect12 Thu 01-Oct-20 10:32:32

At least once a day, mostly twice as Hubby at home.

Bookaholic73 Thu 01-Oct-20 10:33:11

I wish! I run mine at least twice a day!

LucyWarlowsRightHand Thu 01-Oct-20 10:33:17

I don’t know. We only have a half-size one (space issues) and I run it almost daily. I suppose it depends how much you cook from scratch. A few of my pans need to be hand-washed, too. I think probably a few more than 120 would be accurate for most people.

BumblePan Thu 01-Oct-20 10:33:20

Yep, once a day. Maybe more

HandfulofDust Thu 01-Oct-20 10:33:44

You're right most will run it at least 5 times a week but those 'one year dupply' deals are always based on a really low usage estimate so I'd have taken it with a pinch of salt.

Fairybatman Thu 01-Oct-20 10:34:24

Every other day on the week, every day at weekends.

PurpleDaisies Thu 01-Oct-20 10:34:53

Every other day here.

SantaClaritaDiet Thu 01-Oct-20 10:34:56

It used to be once a day.

Working from home means it's now at least twice a day!
Yes, manufacturer is being cheeky.

sst1234 Thu 01-Oct-20 10:35:10

That’s a rip off OP. Make sure you publicize this. Consumer should use their power to tell businesses that misleading advertisement is not acceptable

SomethingNastyInTheBallPool Thu 01-Oct-20 10:35:29

@HandfulofDust This is my first encounter with one of those deals. I'll be a bit more sceptical and read the small print next time.

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GreyishDays Thu 01-Oct-20 10:35:38

That’s annoying.

Have you had a dishwasher before? We find the cheapest tablets/powder absolutely fine, for when you need to buy some.

yikesanotherbooboo Thu 01-Oct-20 10:36:04

Once a day if only 3 or 4 of us here; twice if all 5 or special occasion of some sort.

pinkbalconyrailing Thu 01-Oct-20 10:36:43

dishwasher goes on when full. sometimes it's once a day, most times every other.

ItWasntMyFault Thu 01-Oct-20 10:36:53

Usually once but occasionally twice a day here

Asterion Thu 01-Oct-20 10:37:00

At least once a day here!

SomethingNastyInTheBallPool Thu 01-Oct-20 10:37:50

@GreyishDays Yes - we were hurriedly replacing our old one, which had gone "pop!" We usually use Ecover tablets and were tragically excited to try something a bit whizzier.

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BarbaraofSeville Thu 01-Oct-20 10:39:10

Will probably be including all those mad people who say things like 'we have a dishwasher but only use it on high days and holidays' as well as amilies who probably cook from scratch more than average and hence need to use the dishwasher more than most.

I would feel a little short changed as ours goes on maybe 5/6 times a week on average, but at the moment it seems to be mostly filled with cat bowls confused. But then again, we normally buy Lidl all in one tablets so even one a day, that's not even £20 worth of tablets, so it's never going to be a major factor in decision making.

Gumbo Thu 01-Oct-20 10:39:13

I use mine about once a fortnight - those tablets would last me ages grin

TeapotCollection Thu 01-Oct-20 10:39:37

I’d say that’s about right based on averages, lots of people do use them every day but plenty don’t. Ours broke last year but we haven’t bothered replacing it because we only used it about once a month

FourTeaFallOut Thu 01-Oct-20 10:39:42

Two, sometimes three.

PenCreed Thu 01-Oct-20 10:40:20


*@GreyishDays* Yes - we were hurriedly replacing our old one, which had gone "pop!" We usually use Ecover tablets and were tragically excited to try something a bit whizzier.

This is absolutely the kind of thing that passes for excitement in my house these days.

I long to get out more again.

rainbowscalling Thu 01-Oct-20 10:40:38

We have a slimline dishwasher and run it once a day. I put it on before I go to bed and unload in the morning.

If I had a full size would probably be every other day. 3 of us but hand wash pots and pans as they are not dishwasher safe.

AuntieMarys Thu 01-Oct-20 10:40:54

There are 2 of us and it's on at least once a day

DieSchottin93 Thu 01-Oct-20 10:42:47

There's 3 adults in the house and we only put it on every 3 days or so confused are people actually filling their dishwashers every day or just putting it on even when it's not full?

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