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Will a dishwasher transform my life?

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ClosedForCleaning Tue 09-Sep-08 12:32:57

Okay, I know it's not up there on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, but I spend more hours than I dare calculate fuming resentment at the kitchen sink. (Yes, I am spoiled, but that's another subject).

So, liberating, or just an expensive gadget that is sometimes handy?

Please.

FAQ Tue 09-Sep-08 12:35:02

OH god I wouldn't be without mine.

My slimline one that we had for a few years died just before Christmas last year, it didn't get replaced until May this year - it was SUCH a relief to get one again - no more wasting hours at the kitchen sink, and if (like the last few days) you don't get your washing up sorted and have a few days worth to get sorted just chuck it all in and forget about it grin

FourArms Tue 09-Sep-08 12:35:04

I absolutely wouldn't be without mine now. I hate washing up, but don't mind unloading and loading the dishwasher at all.

PinkPussyCat Tue 09-Sep-08 12:35:37

YES!

I love mine more for the 'hiding' of dirty dishes than anything else... no need to have them all lying around the sink/draining board etc.

onceinalifetime Tue 09-Sep-08 12:36:17

Yes, it will transform your life or at least give you some of your life back to do other things - don't hesitate, get one!

ElenorRigby Tue 09-Sep-08 12:36:35

Woulnt be without one now!

hanaflower Tue 09-Sep-08 12:36:48

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bobsyouruncle Tue 09-Sep-08 12:38:35

I love mine, and feel so much more organised with one, as I have more time to do other household jobs that otherwise wouldn't get done. I do hate unloading it though, but not as much as I hate washing up!

AMumInScotland Tue 09-Sep-08 12:38:55

It will certainly make a big difference - I never had one till a few months ago, and wasn't that bothered. Now I have one, and I really wouldn't want to go back.

I don't do everything in mine - I've got nice glasses I wouldn't put in, and some of the big pans and baking trays are just a pain to fit in, unless you do an extra load just for them, but for the bulk of glasses, mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery etc it really is worth it.

Mutt Tue 09-Sep-08 12:39:19

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crokky Tue 09-Sep-08 12:42:43

I had no DW for about 6 years. Then I moved and got one. It is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! It will transform your life. As soon as something is dirty - stick in DW. I put mine on at the end of the day - it washes everything used that day, and I mean everything including saucepan, baking tray etc. I refuse to have things that don't go in the DW now. It is totally worth it. There is never any mess in my kitchen and I spend zero time washing up.

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 09-Sep-08 12:43:54

I love our dishwasher - yes we could live without it, but it saves time for more enjoyable things, and with the bonus that it hides dirty stuff away. We call it the magic cupboard...

Ledodgy Tue 09-Sep-08 12:46:31

I've only had one since we got our kirchen done at the end of last year. I was adamant I wouldn't need it but now i'd be lost without it. it's fab all the surfaces stay dirty dish free i put in on once every night and unload in the morning, it gets your cups and glasses sparkling too no more tea stains etc.

Ledodgy Tue 09-Sep-08 12:46:42

*kitchen

FeelingLucky Tue 09-Sep-08 12:49:29

Yes, we've only had ours since December last year and it has undoubtedly changed our lives for the better.

Tortington Tue 09-Sep-08 12:50:17

yes

WilfSell Tue 09-Sep-08 12:50:28

yes. In fact, it's actually top of Maslow's hierarchy of needs in the 2008 rewritten by me version.

MadreInglese Tue 09-Sep-08 12:51:25

I would go without my ghds to keep my dishwasher (and that's saying something as I'm tres frizee au naturel)

nervousal Tue 09-Sep-08 13:00:42

no

We've had one since we moved into our new house - but its never worked properly and we've never went to get it sorted. Sorry to threadjack - but for all you dishwasher officianados out there - the wee door for the bit where you put the washing tablet in doesn't open during the wash cycle - am I doing something wrong??

Mutt Tue 09-Sep-08 13:05:12

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cyanarasamba Tue 09-Sep-08 13:07:03

nervousal - you don't have to put the tablet inside the little door, just chuck it in the machine. The door opens straight away anyway.

GrimmaTheNome Tue 09-Sep-08 13:08:26

They are a truly useful invention AND if you get a modern energy and water efficient model they are 'greener' than handwashing! So you can even feel good about it.

Mutt Tue 09-Sep-08 13:09:42

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Bumperlicious Tue 09-Sep-08 13:12:27

Does anyone have a counter top dishwasher? I have been toying with saving for one. We live in rented accommodation with no room for a dishwasher but my mum keeps going on about countertop ones. Are they too small to be worth while?

Lionstar Tue 09-Sep-08 13:14:42

I'll go against the grain here and say that it hasn't transformed my life. I HATE loading and unloading it and DP seems to think it is solely my job, whereas pre-dishwasher days he would at least do some washing up. Maybe I'm just a sloven but my kitchen is still as messy, even when hiding stuff in the machine, but it's only a slimline one, so doesn't fit a lot of the big stuff. Still need to do at least one bowl of washing up anyway, for all the stuff that can't go in.

Also it doesn't get things completely clean unless they weren't that dirty anyway and were rinsed first. And some of my glassware has streaks on angry. Maybe I'm just using it wrong?

Finally it's a total toddler magnet, DD loves to rummage around in it, pull and push the trays and climb on the door. Thank god the controls have a child lock!

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