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mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 26, 2022 01:55PM
Modern dish washers are very efficient, its okay to simply run more loads.



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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 26, 2022 01:56PM
....also, if you tip the dish washer......and call him/her by their name....



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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: August West
Date: July 26, 2022 03:08PM
Some of the wiser words I've been told was at first about algorithm development, but in the next breath the prof updated it to all of life.

"Everything in life is a trade-off."



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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 26, 2022 03:09PM
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....also, if you tip the dish washer......and call him/her by their name....

Is 'name' the model or the serial number?



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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 26, 2022 03:15PM
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Modern dish washers are very efficient, its okay to simply run more loads.

I prefer to pre-soak my dishes overnight in the sink adjacent to the dishwasher and cram away. Only when they do not all fit, like after a large gathering, will I do a second load. But mainly I don’t wait until I have too many dishes.



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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: rz
Date: July 26, 2022 04:27PM
Wife likes to cram in as much as possible. I just started a load that my wife would have likely waited for another day or so's worth of dishes/glasses to jam into it.
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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 26, 2022 05:28PM
If one has enough dishes and utensils, it makes sense to let the dirty dished build up in the dishwasher until there's a full load, providing cleaning ability isn't impinged.

On the other hand, doing small amounts by hand, right away, often precludes the need to load up the dishwasher.






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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: wurm
Date: July 26, 2022 05:52PM
On the other hand, doing small amounts by hand, right away, often precludes the need to load up the dishwasher.

There's a joke in there somewhere. smiling smiley
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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 26, 2022 06:38PM
Matt,

Yups. Cramming a dishwasher is a bad idea. It will prevent the water jets from reaching all the dishes. I'm also a believer in _not_ letting dishes sit. The longer grime is allowed to stay on the dishes and dry onto them the less likely even the better machines will clean them properly. Doesn't matter if the dishwasher detergent manufacturer claims it can clean dishes that've been sitting and the grime is dried on.

Robert
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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 26, 2022 10:20PM
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Modern dish washers are very efficient, its okay to simply run more loads.

Very water efficient! Heres a Technology Connections video about them!
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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: davester
Date: July 26, 2022 11:33PM
Not sure I believe this. We have a middle of the range Bosch dishwasher that replaced a really old Kitchenaid. I am constantly amazed at how sparkling the dishes are that come out of it, no matter how full we cram it (and we pretty much don't turn it on unless there's no room left in there). I think that there are "contractor level" dishwashers out there that don't clean very well, but most higher end dishwashers do a great job even when crammed full of stuff.



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Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 27, 2022 06:16AM
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mattkime
Modern dish washers are very efficient, its okay to simply run more loads.

I prefer to pre-soak my dishes overnight in the sink adjacent to the dishwasher and cram away. Only when they do not all fit, like after a large gathering, will I do a second load. But mainly I don’t wait until I have too many dishes.

Same here.
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Re: mid-life revelation - the dish washer works much better if you don't cram so much stuff in it.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 27, 2022 09:06AM
.....current dish washer is Evangeline......but Miguel and Tomas, past ones, performed well also.....



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