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How many times a day do you put the dishwasher on?

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NotAnOtter Sun 24-Aug-08 12:48:09

we have 6 children athough one does not use knife or fork yet wink and in the holidays ours frequently goes on 3 times a day!

what am i doing wrog or is this normal?

juuule Sun 24-Aug-08 13:13:33

Once, maybe twice some days.
Do wash some dishes in the sink, here and there.
11 of us.

snice Sun 24-Aug-08 13:15:19

[bitter woman with no dishwasher emotion]

sagacious Sun 24-Aug-08 13:22:24

Once: last thing at night

VanillaPumpkin Sun 24-Aug-08 13:26:13

Once a day. Sometimes twice in three days iyswim. There are only 4 of us though and I wash up some bits (pots and pans etc.)

Bronze Sun 24-Aug-08 13:28:30

Once except the odd ocassion (once a month maybe) where its twice. I have 3 dc so there are five of us.

SqueakyPop Sun 24-Aug-08 13:29:32

2-3 times a day

themildmanneredjanitor Sun 24-Aug-08 13:29:38

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Bronze Sun 24-Aug-08 14:04:35

I know its not important but ocassion occasion

fizzbuzz Sun 24-Aug-08 14:09:47

There used to be 6 of us here. 3 adults, 2 teens, and dd.

It used to go on 3 or 4 times a day. But since eldest ss moved out, about 2 or3 times a day

ellideb Sun 24-Aug-08 14:17:29

Oh but to have a dishwasher....sad

Anna8888 Sun 24-Aug-08 14:23:13

Once when there are three of us.

Twice and sometimes three times when there are five of us or more.

NotAnOtter Sun 24-Aug-08 19:24:48

that is reassuring actually

but juule i dont know how you do that!!

bagofhammers Sun 24-Aug-08 19:33:09

There are only 5 of us so once a day max. I sometimes just rinse it and leave it a bit longer. My aunt sometimes has all her meals at work because she works long hours. DH always has his evening meal at work and quite often has no breakfast. I think we would use it less if we ate off plates instead of bowls.

Judy1234 Sun 24-Aug-08 19:36:30

Once a day - at the moment 4 of us. When my daughters were home and one's boyfriend earlier int he summer I was having to put it on twice a day however.

herbietea Sun 24-Aug-08 19:37:18

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solo Sun 24-Aug-08 19:39:25

Once or twice a week!

NotAnOtter Sun 24-Aug-08 19:40:00

hmm good economic thinking bagofhammers

solo Sun 24-Aug-08 19:40:55

But only small family unfortunately and I should learn to read the entire category and title before replying so I don't look completely stupid. Sorry!

NotAnOtter Sun 24-Aug-08 19:43:31

omg solo how lovely!!

do you wash up as well?

bagofhammers Sun 24-Aug-08 19:43:48

I didn't read the topic either. It is my ambition to join the owls soon though grin. I had a friend when I was a school who had 2 dishwashers and they never put their things away in cupboards.

NotAnOtter Sun 24-Aug-08 19:50:14

get working it on then bagofhammers!!! wink

that family sound fab!

ladytophamhatt Sun 24-Aug-08 19:55:37

Hey NAO did I miss the birth announcment?

is no6 and blue or pink one?
Hope its all going well.


Btw only once a day here....but we have loads of plates and cutlery.
Thats the trick you see, have tonnes of it all so you don't need to keep putting it on.

NotAnOtter Sun 24-Aug-08 19:57:06

we do LTH - but the dw is full anyway!

I am one up on you now!!!!

boxofrogs Sun 24-Aug-08 19:59:29

Two dishwashers? What a brilliant idea.

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