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Dishwasher! The SG dilemma??

Post by shakisg » Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:03 am

hello there!

relocating to SG next month and have to find an apartment. I've been told that most households in SG do not have a dishwasher! is this true? :o

seems hard to believe...especially while the renting prices in SG are sometimes ridiculously high (compared to Europe that is)....

grateful for any advice... in regard to anything ...totally new world for me!

BTW: are there any jour fixe meetings /locations for expats in SG?

thanks a lot!

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:15 am

No dishwashers, except if you have a maid, then she'll wash the dishes for you. Don't worry; it's not a difficult skill to learn.
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:41 am

We had no dishwasher, but then again we also had no running hot water in the kitchen.

That was in a decent condo. I understand it is quite normal.

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Post by shakisg » Fri, 16 Sep 2011 4:01 am

nakatago wrote:No dishwashers, except if you have a maid, then she'll wash the dishes for you. Don't worry; it's not a difficult skill to learn.
thanks for the precious hint! ;) i'll read the how-to-wash-dishes article carefully. hope I'll manage without a maid! this new assignment in SG comes with plenty of new challanges...oh boy !

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Sep 2011 7:02 am

Expatriate assignments usually do. That's why it takes a special breed to survive being an expatriate....... :-|
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by BillyB » Fri, 16 Sep 2011 2:25 pm

Some of the brand-new condo's have them, but along with an oven, and surprisingly, they are hardly ever used by the majority of tenants.

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Post by richie303 » Fri, 16 Sep 2011 6:09 pm

Yeah, that's the one we noticed, nowhere has an oven (except our condo 8-) 8-) ) !


We have a maid, so a dishwasher is not required, but even the best maid in the world can't cook a roast in a microwave ;)
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Post by gravida » Sat, 17 Sep 2011 8:32 am

Yeah, no dishwashers usually, not even a space in the kitchen to buy one yourself. Moreover, the kitchen has usually very poor ventilation and has no air conditioning (I guess it could get dirty/spoiled very quickly??? Or is it because of the "maid syndrome" again?).
I nearly fainted when I discovered that in our condo to which we have moved in recently there is no hot water in the kitchen. How am I going to wash the dishes? Boiling water and sinking all the dirty dishes in the same water-washing liquid-food solution seems just great :roll:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 17 Sep 2011 8:43 am

4 million local inhabitants wash dishes with the local dishwashing liquid and cold water and are none the worse for it. I don't use hot water either. We are all healthy and I been here 30 years now. Didn't die in the first year or the second so I guess the thoughts of "having" to have hot water are just that, energy using thoughts that only drive up your utility bill. Oh, I was brought up to use hot water as well. Lots of stuff we were brought up with have turned out to be garbage. Just like the "food pyramid" has turned out to be wrong as well as it should be inverted.

Oh, the horrors!...... :o :lol:
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Post by nakatago » Sat, 17 Sep 2011 8:56 am

First world problems..... :roll:
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Post by JR8 » Sat, 17 Sep 2011 10:33 am

When we moved from SG we could notice the accumulated gunk on many of our kitchen items (esp. pans), that washing in cold water could not tackle.

Presumably a washing machine has various choices of hot cycles because there are times when a hot wash is what you need to get things clean? That reminds me, our washing machine in SG used only cold water too :roll:

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 17 Sep 2011 10:46 am

JR8 wrote:When we moved from SG we could notice the accumulated gunk on many of our kitchen items (esp. pans), that washing in cold water could not tackle.
That's when you boil some water.
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Post by JR8 » Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:06 am

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:When we moved from SG we could notice the accumulated gunk on many of our kitchen items (esp. pans), that washing in cold water could not tackle.
That's when you boil some water.
In most developed countries it's done for you, it's called the hot-tap! :wink:

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:26 am

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:When we moved from SG we could notice the accumulated gunk on many of our kitchen items (esp. pans), that washing in cold water could not tackle.
That's when you boil some water.
In most developed countries it's done for you, it's called the hot-tap! :wink:
What do you call Singapore then?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:32 am

He did say "most". :wink:
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