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slimceagirl · 23/07/2017 17:20

To not expect people to not put a dog bowl which the dog has just ate from in the dishwasher with humans plates for washing? Anyone else think it's a gross thing to do? Or is it my OCD? Thanks! Confused

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HipsterHunter · 24/07/2017 08:35

This thread is hilarious.

If the dishwasher can safely clean the chopping board I've been cutting up raw chicken on, and my plate that had chicken pie on without any cross contamination - I think it can handle a bowl that has had cat food in.

exLtEveDallas · 24/07/2017 08:44

Dog bowls, dog toys and the dogs collar all go in the dishwasher. I don't care if people think that is wrong. I've also been known to wash bin lids, cook a salmon and make chocolate vodka in the dishwasher - it's my most versatile white good Grin

Anasnake · 24/07/2017 08:44

Sometimes I also put my dog's blanket in with the normal washing ShockGrin

Zephyr01 · 24/07/2017 09:07

Whoa! Hold on Dallas!

Salmon I understand how you do it (quite why I'm not sure!), however chocolate vodka? That raises you to a whole new level of domestic goddessness! I am currently on my knees bowing down to your greatness!

Imamouseduh · 24/07/2017 09:10

I always do it. And it's eaten, not ate.

Passthecake30 · 24/07/2017 09:14

No dog here, but the rabbit bowls go in. It's so hot all the germs get blasted away!

ThePants999 · 24/07/2017 09:40

This is baffling. Bizarre.

It's a cleaning appliance. It cleans. The things come out clean. Why on earth would it matter exactly what dirt was on things that went in, if it's all gone when they come out!?

HipsterHunter · 24/07/2017 09:44

make chocolate vodka in the dishwasher

I also would like to introduce you to toffee vodka (WERTHER'S ORIGINALS) in the dishwasher. AMAZING

RortyCrankle · 24/07/2017 09:59

I don't doubt that but they're animals at the end of the day hmm

Err, so are human beings Hmm

pigsDOfly · 24/07/2017 10:06

WhatToDoAboutThis2017. Do you have any evidence to back up your claim that pet owners have notoriously poor hygiene?

There is however, evidence to suggest that children that grow up with pets suffer fewer allergies.

Putting a dog/cat bowl into a machine that washes and dries it at a very high temperature doesn't constitute poor hygiene.

friendlysnakehere · 24/07/2017 10:09

pigsDOfly, frustratingly, there is a distinct lack of science on this thread by the 'eeww' crowd.

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 · 24/07/2017 10:42

Do you have any evidence to back up your claim that pet owners have notoriously poor hygiene?

Only anecdotal. But pet owners have a reputation for having poor hygiene for a reason.

(And no, nobody getting ill from your poor hygiene standards does not make it okay.)

TheViceOfReason · 24/07/2017 10:52

Do you wash your hands every time you stroke your dog? If not, what's to say they've not licked their genitals / arse then their shoulder / side that you then touch?

Meh, can't get worked up about a dog bowl in the dishwasher - it's only biscuit / meat and some dog saliva!

friendlysnakehere · 24/07/2017 10:54
exLtEveDallas · 24/07/2017 11:05

Salmon I understand how you do it (quite why I'm not sure)

@Zephyr01, it cooks slowly and comes out really moist. I find baked/roast salmon always seems very dry and I don't have a fish kettle to go in the oven, so I tried it in the dishwasher and wouldn't do it any other way now.

Chocolate (or any boiled sweet) vodka is really easy and I always do a load around Christmas for parties etc. One year I got my hands on a load of Kilner bottles (for free) and made 30-odd Xmas gifts of it, tailored as far as I could to friends individual tastes. Went down a storm Smile

AlaskanSnow · 24/07/2017 11:14

Those that are saying "ewwww" they lick there bums or eat poo.....

I have been shat on and vomited on, and sneezed on and god knows what else by my child. I wash myself at whatever temp the hot water tap is set on - 40 degrees?
Anything that goes through the dishwasher is going to be much cleaner than I am!

Its also going to be much cleaner than anything I can wash up by hand - therefore stuff going through the dishwasher is MORE hygienic not less!

AlaskanSnow · 24/07/2017 11:15

*their bums

GinIsIn · 24/07/2017 11:18

You put things in the dishwasher to be cleaned. If you don't think your dishwasher can handle a dog bowl and a human one then your dishwasher isn't great, is it? Confused

ChardonnaysPrettySister · 24/07/2017 11:21

No, I don't.

Even if I had no other issues with the space all the dog bowls take up would mean running the dishwasher at least twice a day.

I wash then up in the utility room with a separate wash up sponge.

WizardOfToss · 24/07/2017 11:32

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needastrongone · 24/07/2017 11:36

Really take issue with the idea that because I own pets (two dogs, 7 chickens, a pony and a million tropical fish) I have a reputation for being less hygienic😡😡😡😡😡

Our cleaner often remarks that she can't ever tell I have any pets.

Because I prefer it that way.

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 · 24/07/2017 11:37

friendlysnakehere Irrelevant. Poor hygiene doesn't mean you get ill all the time (especially since your immune system will deal with all the germs); it just means you have low standards which some people find vile.

IDoDaChaCha · 24/07/2017 11:37

Dishwasher on high setting is much more efficient at germ killing than washing up in the sink. Put dogs bowl in with everything else it'll be fine.

IDoDaChaCha · 24/07/2017 11:41

CornflakeHomunculus our dogs do the 'pre-wash' job too, very efficiently I might add, nothing to be embarrassed about Smile

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