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Attn. all shoite loaders of dishwashers -- here is my rule pertainign to the loading of cutlery

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Tutter Tue 22-Jul-08 07:27:17

items should be loaded "heads up", i.e. handles pointing down

there are 2 exceptions

(i) sharp knives
(ii) teaspoons that have just been used for hot drinks -- special dispensation given to avoid finger-burnage

<<nicks cod's gavel>>


Pennies Tue 22-Jul-08 07:28:58

agree wholeheartedly.

DH is of the "heads down" camp. it is not a happy household.

Tutter Tue 22-Jul-08 07:30:49

ah, talking of dhs, and their inabilities in this arena, i should add Rule 2:

items should be loaded in all sections of the cutlery tray, not just in the front two sections (you lazy bugger)

wabbit Tue 22-Jul-08 07:32:39

like I care if they're up or down... if not clean they stay in - if not clean - I give em a scrub!

littlelapin Tue 22-Jul-08 07:39:59

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RubyRioja Tue 22-Jul-08 07:43:20

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wabbit Tue 22-Jul-08 07:49:34

Hello Lapin! smile Ha! no... I'm usually here late at night when computer free of dd's bebo/myspace/facebook-ing

RBH Tue 22-Jul-08 07:50:26

Ah see I would argue that you put them handle up so that when you get them out you don't touch the bit that you touch food with! wink

wabbit Tue 22-Jul-08 07:51:59

On what grounds are you disallowed a dishwasher? hmm

littlelapin Tue 22-Jul-08 07:53:52

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wabbit Tue 22-Jul-08 07:58:15

Now THAT I wans't expecting grin... must be something to do with MNing at this unearthly hour but chuckling gormlessly!!

Dragonbutter Tue 22-Jul-08 07:58:16

but the instructions that came with my dishwasher said the handles should be i do.
and also agree with RBH. that's true too.

throckenholt Tue 22-Jul-08 07:58:36

um - mine has a tray - so I don't think your rules apply.

littlelapin Tue 22-Jul-08 07:59:57

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wabbit Tue 22-Jul-08 08:04:31

<<sucks through teeth>> think the 'green' issue on that one might - y'know - be a bit dodgy!!

(imo dishwashers are green... mine only goes on once a day rather than running tap for every time there's two piddling cups and a tea spoon)

littlelapin Tue 22-Jul-08 08:06:51

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FAQ Tue 22-Jul-08 08:14:51

My dishwasher goes on every 2/3 days - and apart from DS3's bottles (on days 2/3 of the dishwasher being loaded to use) and the odd mug nothing else gets washed in the sink.

egypt Tue 22-Jul-08 08:18:39

we have a dishwasher BUT it is in the utility room, which is 2 whole steps away from the sink, so I can't be bothered to use it. When i DO however, things get shoved in in the quickest way possible. i leave dirty things in there for days on end as i forget about them. Then when I open the door flies come out



we are in singapore so flies seem to appear from everywhere

but even so, i am a slattern grin

wabbit Tue 22-Jul-08 08:19:27

Ewww and i hadn't considered the mould issue!! grin

FAQ - are you mice?? is it a mahoosive Dishwasher? - do you have loading secrets that you're willing to pass on (in a less codesque dictatorial manner than OP! wink)

JackieNo Tue 22-Jul-08 08:19:36

The instructions that came with our dishwasher said handles up too, which we do, but I feel isn't righthmm. Mind you, I do try very hard to spread things out in the compartments, so that I don't have, for instance, all spoons in one, as they then tend to nest together, and not get properly clean.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Jul-08 08:19:44

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wabbit Tue 22-Jul-08 08:20:44

double ewwww! flies now! grin

littlelapin Tue 22-Jul-08 08:21:23

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FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Jul-08 08:22:10

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JackieNo Tue 22-Jul-08 08:22:35

And I consider myself to be a very good loader of the dishwasher - I reckon I can get in a third more stuff, in a much more sensible way, than DH [competitive].

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