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to think that " tricky " items from a dishwasher have to be put away

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Grattage Tue 02-Jun-09 14:37:25

if dh finds a grater, or a vase he obviosuly SHUTS DOWN and cannot process it.
so they are left on the side.
above where they go


MaggieTulliver Tue 02-Jun-09 14:38:22

sorry but lol.

at least he puts them on the side and doesnt leave them clean in the dishwasher to be washed again.

Grattage Tue 02-Jun-09 14:39:23

no beacuas ethat would make him a moron surely?

eh just thinkgs "OMG ITS A GRATER!

but if the grater woudl dispnese £30 when in right plcae i think he would KNOW

Gipfeli Tue 02-Jun-09 14:39:59

Yep, mine is the same.

Grattage Tue 02-Jun-09 14:40:24

i magine if we did that


OrmIrian Tue 02-Jun-09 14:41:52

Ah well mine treats the dishwasher with huge suspicion. In fact rarely touches it. Not sure why. I think he's scared of it. He will rinse things and leave them in a neat little pile next to the dishwasher. Similar with clothes and the washing machine. Very odd.

stripeypineapple Tue 02-Jun-09 14:43:28


I am only person who unloads the dishwasher in this house (DD is a bit young and would prob break stuff) it's not like I live alone, they're his plates, knives and forks and pots and pans too, in his cupboards.

The same if I ask him to hand me something, say the blue casserole for instance, "where do we keep that then?" he'll ask.

Why doesn't he know?

OK I do all the cooking but surely he has eyes and can see stuff?

They're probably pretending and know exactly where everything goes but don't want to have to do the job again so are doing it badly, the swines!

Grattage Tue 02-Jun-09 14:55:54

he doesnt know becuase he never has to do it.
mine is very expert in dishwasher etiquetts, gathers us all around to give us master classes in " correct stacking policy"

notwavingjustironing Tue 02-Jun-09 14:57:34

This absolutely drives me mad. I say every time he unpacks the dishwasher "what has that grater done to you" - it is ALWAYS the grater he leaves out (and the lids of the pyrex casseroles)

VerityClinch Tue 02-Jun-09 15:08:09

Same here, the grater, the measuring jug and anything made of pyrex. It's like a dishwasher blind spot.

Woe betide anyone (ie me) who does not stack the dishwasher to his liking in the first place, though. Because a wine glass on the bottom shelf would be the end of the world as we know it.

ReginaCovington Tue 02-Jun-09 15:09:58



farkign nora this is like other important mn discoveries

that all those plus in baths where you tiwst break in 2 seconds.

AND that post bath , er,,, trickle internally wink

ReginaCovington Tue 02-Jun-09 15:10:10

( tis me grattage)

ReginaCovington Tue 02-Jun-09 15:10:28

"dishwasher blind spot"

VG term

ReginaCovington Tue 02-Jun-09 15:10:46

the grater


SheherazadetheGoat Tue 02-Jun-09 15:14:40

why does tupperware never dry?

ClaireDeLoon Tue 02-Jun-09 15:17:23

DP finds measuring jugs difficult too, and also tupperware type boxes confuse him.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 02-Jun-09 15:19:18

Grattage I think you are in fact my mother, because the man you are describing is my Dad to a T grin

He peers over the shoulder of whoever is loading the dishwasher and tells them they are doing it wrong!

MachuPicchu Tue 02-Jun-09 15:19:34

lol 'dishwasher masterclass' my dad is a dishwasher martyr. However we stack the dishwasher he always comes along afterwards and sighs alot and huffs and puffs and tuts as he takes everything out and puts them back in again. At least he does it though I suppose.

differentID Tue 02-Jun-09 15:20:14

my dh somehow manages to stuff our grater into the smallest available shelf space where we keep our plates. This usually results in me the next person to use it having grated fingers while trying to extract the bloody thing.
I've even shown him which cupboard it goes in, but nope.

PMSLBrokeMN Tue 02-Jun-09 15:21:19

Mine won't even let me have a dishwasher <sniff>. He says the kitchen's too small sad

Heathcliffscathy Tue 02-Jun-09 15:21:31

i hate unloading the dishwasher.

differentID Tue 02-Jun-09 15:23:55

PMSLBMN, WE moved our fridge and freezer into the utility room to get the washing machine and dishwasher in the kitchen.

hullygully Tue 02-Jun-09 15:24:12

Keep stuffing the grater down his knickers till he learns where it goes.

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 02-Jun-09 15:25:23

Does anyone go shopping with their DP (oh yes the joys and delights of my life) to find that they are anal about loading the trolley, organising how it goes on the conveyor belt, ensures all similar goods are packaged into the bags correctly (god FORBID if a scouring pad gets put in with the bacon).

Oh how all this over-zealous interest disappears when you get home, have to unload all the goods into the cupboards and actually have to cook the bloody stuff, oh no, input gone.

notwavingjustironing Tue 02-Jun-09 15:28:48

No I keep away from the supermarket with him. If he offers to pay, he stands there holding out his card whilst the checkout operator is putting all the items through. To be fair, I buy all the food normally so its an unusual occurence, but I always feel embarrassed on his behalf.

It's hard to explain the "checkout etiquette", like not barging into someone's space to pack your own stuff if they haven't put their purse away and started to move away even though the operator has started to put your stuff through.

In fact, there's a whole new thread in that...

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