My husband has just asked me what rinse aid is
Jozimummy · 02/11/2018 22:06
We are both 48 and have been married for 19 years. My husband cleared away supper tonight, which is unusual, and was flummoxed when the dishwasher flashed up that it needed rinse aid. He had absolutely no idea what it meant.
On the one hand I feel unbelievably angry and on the other I feel a complete failure as a feminist. What should I feel?
Worriedmummybekind · 02/11/2018 22:19
I’ve had a dishwasher my whole adult life....I haven’t ever used it. Pretty sure that’s what all the 3in1,5in1 etc is about. One of the parts is rinse aid... or am I missing some adult secret knowledge that no one has passed down to me (entirely possible!)?
Jozimummy · 02/11/2018 22:23
I feel much better. All these years I’ve felt I’m useless at most things but now I know that at least I understand what the little flower symbol on the dishwasher means! More importantly, I’ve learned that I can also completely ignore it - although we do live in a vvv hard water area
BehemothPullsThePeasantsPlough · 02/11/2018 22:24
This has prompted me to have a Very Important Conversation with my DH. He was not aware that we possessed such a thing, but if asked by the machine claims that he would be able to find it in the kitchen, and would probably look for it next to the tablets, which he actually has used once or twice.
I’ll be handing my “this is what a feminist looks like” T-shirt in at the door.
Lweji · 02/11/2018 22:26
Tell him it aids the rinse part.
If anyone is a failure it's him.
Not that knowing what a rinse aid is that important. Just as long as he knows where the plates go and where to put the tablet and which programme to use, it's fine.
I've only recently found out after several years that my dish washer has a button for when I use a tablet!!!
Sethis · 02/11/2018 22:31
"To the uninitiated, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"
I put stuff in the dishwasher.
I press buttons.
Dishes are clean.
My question is whether he'd be equally exasperated at you for not knowing where the oil filter in your car is, despite driving one for 20+ years...
LizzieBennettDarcy · 02/11/2018 22:40
We've got 5 buttons on our dishwasher. Normal, Eco, Rinse, Quick, and Start. Everytime DH puts it on, he puts the Eco button on and for some reason (thanks Bosch) you can't reset it so it takes about 15 fecking hours to wash. Eco my arse. On Christmas Day he's not allowed near it for fear of my murdering him.
The thought of him filling the rinse aid reservoir or salt reservoir fills me with utter terror.............
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