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star-schipp
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Starletta
Middletown Indiana
USA
942 Posts

Posted - Dec 19 2014 :  5:02:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know it is not in true farmgirl spirit...but I really like having a dishwasher....I did learn to make my own dishwasher tablets and posted the recipe over on my blog. I would love to hear from others - why do you like having a dishwasher or why do you not like it?

http://estleschippfarm.blogspot.com/2014/12/why-i-cant-break-up-with-my-dishwasher.html



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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4155 Posts

Posted - Dec 20 2014 :  05:57:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love my dishwasher! Dishes are sterilized on a daily basis here by it. It does a superb job cleaning them as well. Now if it would only put them away for me when it is done!

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MaryJane
Queen Bee

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MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
13285 Posts

Posted - Dec 20 2014 :  06:43:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My new kitchen came with a dishwasher. I find that I still enjoy washing my daily dishes by hand but I've discovered that I love it for washing antique dishes and pots and pans I bring home as well as the buckets, etc. from milking my cows. I will check out your soap. Thanks!

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Marybeth
True Blue Farmgirl

6418 Posts

Mary Beth
Stanwood Wa 98292
USA
6418 Posts

Posted - Dec 20 2014 :  09:16:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like my dishwasher and my husband likes to do the dishes. He also is excellent at emptying the dishwasher as well. Somehow I don't like that job. MB

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Dec 20 2014 :  1:20:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I do not like dishwashers. When I was a kid, my sister, brother and I would wash dishes together which created many arguments about who would wash, who would dry and who would put away. No one liked to wash, so I, the oldest, said I would wash everytime. That did not stop my sister and brother arguing about who would dry and put away. Their arguments became so loud that it disturbed my dad's TV viewing. (This was before tape, DVR and NetFlix.) So I told them to get out of the kitchen and I did the dishes all by myself. I washed, wiped, put away, cleaned the counter and table and swept the floor. All this took me 30 minutes. I wonder to this day whether or not my sister and brother colluded to get out of doing dishes. After I left home, they had a dishwasher for a few months and GUESS WHAT. My brother and sister argued about who would load and unload it. My dad disconnected it and made them do dishes by hand.

I do not like the way the dishes feel after being taken out of the machine. Oftentimes the dishes have to be pre-washed so that they come clean in the machine. I like to wash dishes by hand. For me it is a time for meditation and I really know I have accomplished something when I see the dishes neatly stacked in the cupboard and the counters clean and shiny.

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Terralea
True Blue Farmgirl

137 Posts

Terra
Midland Michigan
USA
137 Posts

Posted - Dec 22 2014 :  11:45:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL! I like mine too! :)

Terralea
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Simply Satisfied
True Blue Farmgirl

427 Posts

Emily
Montana
USA
427 Posts

Posted - Dec 26 2014 :  05:57:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We bought what we thought was a great dishwasher 8 years ago. We have to prewash so nothing is on the dishes. We think of our dishwasher as a sterilizer but I wonder about just hand washing sometimes. Pots and pans always get hand washed anyway.

Emily
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5281 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5281 Posts

Posted - May 21 2015 :  9:27:52 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'm curious - how do you make tablets out of your dishwasher soap recipe?


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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5281 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5281 Posts

Posted - May 21 2015 :  9:28:42 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'm curious - how do you make tablets out of your dishwasher soap recipe?


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Linda O
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - May 22 2015 :  05:37:37 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
lol!!!! I think the farm girl spirit allows for a bit of lee-way here. ;) Especially since you make your own tabs. I just don't care for a dishwasher, personally, but I can see their usefulness!

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

728 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
728 Posts

Posted - May 22 2015 :  09:14:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marie, my mother would never ask for help to wash the dishes. She considered it her quiet down time! So as a youth, I never washed dishes!

I love my dishwasher. I had always said that a dishwasher would come in my home before a TV. I still do not own a TV but have had many dishwashers! lol They are sure a blessing when you are entertaining! Mind you, I remember my grandmother and her daughters washing dishes during holiday festivities and it was fun listening to their discussions. I miss my maternal grandmother. Gosh, I seem to be weepy today! lol

I enjoy my dishwashers for plates and every day glass ware, however my wine glasses, pots and pans are washed by hand. It's also great for washing your caning jars!

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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2445 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2445 Posts

Posted - May 22 2015 :  11:44:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have the two legged kind of dish washer. My husband and I do them together. It gives us time to talk and the kitchen gets cleaned up after each meal.

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Bear5
True Blue Farmgirl

13047 Posts


Louisiana/Texas
USA
13047 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2015 :  11:52:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I LOVE my dishwasher. Why? I have enough to do without having to wash the endless dishes by hand, then dry them.
Some times I do hand wash the dishes.
Marly

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Ozark Farmgirl
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Posted - Aug 21 2015 :  3:02:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Edited by - Ozark Farmgirl on Sep 27 2015 10:56:07 PM
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2015 :  7:25:20 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have never had a dishwasher, probably never will, but I'm okay with that!
CJ

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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

556 Posts

Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
556 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2015 :  06:02:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I definitely use our dishwasher regularly!!! I still wash some things by hand on daily basis, but having the dishwasher allows me to keep the daily dish washing to a much more manageable level! And I really appreciate the sterilize feature. Makes me feel better for items that have had raw meat touching them! And I use that feature to get my jars ready for canning too!

We lived in an apartment for 2 years while displaced by a house fire and the kitchen was so small that I used the dishwasher as an extra cabinet and just did all the dishes by hand every day - and it was fine - but with being home and having a full kitchen again, I'm doing much more freezer cooking and canning so the dishwasher is a life saver for me!
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Lady in Pearls
True Blue Farmgirl

105 Posts

Ashley
Texas
USA
105 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2015 :  7:19:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm a half and half-er. Large pots, pans, boards, sippy cups, and the odd dish gets washed by hand (as long as it hasn't touched meat), but my hands can't take washing everything by hand. Even in a humid climate, they crack and bleed after a week or so of all hand washing. I like that we can rinse a dish and fill the washer as we go. Unloading/reloading is part of my morning routine after breakfast and my toddler really enjoys handing me clean dishes for me to put away in the tall cabinets.

I've found (through renting several different places for years) that the soap has more to do with the need to prewash than the washer. Liquid and gel never seemed to get ours clean and the powdered scent was overpowering for me, so I make my own, though when I'm in a pinch, I really like the seventh generation brand powder. Their dish soap for hand washing also seems to be easiest on my skin, as well as the Homest Company dish soap.

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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2272 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2272 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2015 :  08:14:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a dishwasher.....his name is Hunky Hubby! I cook, he washed dishes.....it's been working for 34 years, which is a lot longer that most dishwasher work. :)

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msdoolittle
True Blue Farmgirl

1056 Posts

Amanda
East Texas
USA
1056 Posts

Posted - Nov 07 2015 :  5:27:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have that brand of dishwasher, too, Sherone :) We gave up ours because I needed more drawer space! Haven't missed it, honestly.

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3484 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3484 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2015 :  5:30:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I must admit that I absolutely love my dishwasher and wouldn’t trade it for the world. I hate to hand wash dishes (I know. Not very farmgirl of me.) There is just something about the water running down my arms. It is like torture. Nails down a chalk board kind of torture. I cannot stand slow water rolling down my arms from my hands!! So I just let my dishwasher do the work for me.

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cajungal
True Blue Farmgirl

2348 Posts

Catherine Farmgirl Sister #76
Houston Area Texas
2348 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2015 :  06:58:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When we bought our house 20 years ago, it had a dishwasher. I wanted more cabinet storage, so I tore it out and custom built shelves and racks for baking pans. So, the dishwasher is me.

Even when I lived in a house with a washer, I didn't use it. I always felt like I was doing double work with having to scrape and rinse before loading. I might as well just hand wash.

Down side is that I loathe washing dishes. I LOVE to cook and I cook a fresh supper for the family every night. My counter stays littered with dishes needing to be washed. I should have started the routine of everyone helping clean the kitchen after we eat. But, I'd much rather hang out with everyone in the living room. So, every morning, I wake up to having to do dishes. Ick.

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dmeyer
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Deborah
Jasper Missouri
USA
1088 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2015 :  08:08:09 AM  Show Profile  Send dmeyer a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing the recipe. Deborah


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Dapple Grey Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

634 Posts

Betty
Goodrich Texas
USA
634 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2015 :  11:30:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am currently without a dishwasher. Like what was said earlier it does give a time reflect on things while doing the dishes. Mine do pile up sometimes when I get busy with other things and then I catch up again.

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