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?
SpaceCadet4000 · 02/11/2018 22:44
DH was complaining about the dishwasher not cleaning stuff the other day (dishwasher is his responsibility) and I asked whether he'd thought about getting rinse aid. He'd never heard of it either.
And I've only just learned about the existence of dishwasher salt off the back of this thread!
SassitudeandSparkle · 02/11/2018 22:55
I filled up the rinse aid yesterday, although it's usually me that does it and the salt, DH is perfectly able to do both and knows of the existence of such products.
While my MIL didn't have a dishwasher herself she did make sure that her sons knew their way around a kitchen, fortunately for her DILs!
Gwenhwyfar · 02/11/2018 22:57
Is this unusual? most of the people I know don't own dishwashers"
Never owned a dishwasher either, but then I'm single and my parents didn't have one. I have occasionally loaded and unloaded some at work, but never used rinse aid.
I presume most families have one, but not single people and couples necessarily.
(I don't have a tumble dryer either)
BikeRunSki · 02/11/2018 22:58
I have never used rinse aid or dishwasher salt, and mainly use the cheapest tablets. Our washing up and wineglases are fine. When we tried the more expensive tabkrts, things didn’t get so clean and tasted funny. We have very soft water though, I believe this helps.
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