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Postby gravida » Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:11 am

I don't know, but with hot water in the tap or without I will NEVER be able to wash glasses as nicely as a dishwasher. It is the entire process of washing (steam at the final stage?) used in dishwashers that leaves no stains on a glass and "crispy clean" surface.
I can rinse glass many times, wipe it after drying on the rack and it will still have some marks of drying water (guess it also depends on the hardness of water).
For me it is a big +, but I am aware it may not be that important for others. :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:58 am

gravida wrote:I don't know, but with hot water in the tap or without I will NEVER be able to wash glasses as nicely as a dishwasher. It is the entire process of washing (steam at the final stage?) used in dishwashers that leaves no stains on a glass and "crispy clean" surface.
I can rinse glass many times, wipe it after drying on the rack and it will still have some marks of drying water (guess it also depends on the hardness of water).
For me it is a big +, but I am aware it may not be that important for others. :wink:


Yep agreed.

The glasses and crockery come out 'squeaky clean'.

Like I said earlier. Last time we left SG, after washing up in cold water for a couple of years, and got to our new posting, first thing that struck me on arrival was the revolting state of most of the kitchen goods. Perhaps it was being in a place where there was no UV film on the windows, a kitchen that wasn't like the Black Hole of Calcutta...

Anyway a lot of it went straight into the DW to be properly cleaned!

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Postby BigSis » Mon, 26 Sep 2011 9:37 pm

I boil the kettle - 1 kettle-full of water is enough for quite a lot of dishes and a cup of tea (before adding the washing up liquid :wink: )

Family of 4 - if we had a dishwasher it'd be on once per day. I think that in our case the kettle is more economical

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 8:28 am

BigSis wrote:I boil the kettle - 1 kettle-full of water is enough for quite a lot of dishes and a cup of tea (before adding the washing up liquid :wink: )

Family of 4 - if we had a dishwasher it'd be on once per day. I think that in our case the kettle is more economical

And this one kettle if for the whole day? :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 9:29 am

One only need to wash dishes once a day. (but if one wants more than the one cup of tea...... course a second kettle for tea doesn't count does it? ;-) )

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Postby gravida » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 9:09 pm

Come on, pile up dirty dishes throughout entire day and only then wash it? :-|

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 9:21 pm

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Postby BigSis » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 9:49 pm

x9200 wrote:
BigSis wrote:I boil the kettle - 1 kettle-full of water is enough for quite a lot of dishes and a cup of tea (before adding the washing up liquid :wink: )

Family of 4 - if we had a dishwasher it'd be on once per day. I think that in our case the kettle is more economical

And this one kettle if for the whole day? :)



Yes, we're all out at work/school all day - no time to wash dishes (and no dishes to wash really until after dinner). Weekends might have 2 x kettles going on per day but nothing too exciting :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:43 pm

gravida wrote:Come on, pile up dirty dishes throughout entire day and only then wash it? :-|


How many times a day does one run a dishwasher? After every meal? Doubtful. So what's the difference? They sit in the sink all day or sit in the dishwasher all day. In either case, you only need to wash once a day.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:03 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
gravida wrote:Come on, pile up dirty dishes throughout entire day and only then wash it? :-|


How many times a day does one run a dishwasher? After every meal? Doubtful. So what's the difference? They sit in the sink all day or sit in the dishwasher all day. In either case, you only need to wash once a day.


With a DW you close the door on it, whereas in the sink it is open day for the bugs.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:22 pm

So how soon after the sunday roast do you figure you must wash the dishes in the sink? Before your finish eating? after you finish eating? or after the footy on the telly? :lol:

So I reckon when you open up the DW in Singapore after dinner, it should probably smell much like a fetid garbage can seeing it's been closed up with humid food in it all day.

Actually I've never seen any bugs, roaches, flies or any other insects on dishes in the sink, now that you mention it. In fact, it's very rare to ever see flies at all. Gnats are another story though, but not around the sink, but around the fresh fruit on the table on occasion, if the fruit ripens too fast (like bananas for example).

We do wash after every meal, but it takes very little water to wash a couple of plates & glasses/cups. :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:28 pm

What Sunday roast, there's no oven in most primitive SG kitchens remember! :P

If you hand-washers like making work for yourselves all well and good. Better not start proclaiming 'of course it uses much less resources too' though, as that might not stand up to a bit of close scrutiny... oh yes, hang on... much like your claim about TV stand-by. :P

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:07 am

Going 6-7 days without turning on the DW means you probably have a hell of a lot more plates, cups, glasses, pots than most kitchens here might even have space for...... let alone the space for the DW itself.

I'm with SMS...... once a day, 1/4 to 1/2 a sink of tap water and a smidge in the other to rinse. If the wife has cooked something greasy then i'll boil the kettle, putting the left over water in a jug for drinking.

Everything gets a quick rinse when used then left in the sink till evening time for a proper scrub with soap. But when i say 'everything' during the day it probably amounts to a small pot, a glass and a small plate.

Added to all this...... washing the dishes gives me a good 10-15min of quiet time ;)
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:24 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:Added to all this...... washing the dishes gives me a good 10-15min of quiet time ;)


Yep, funny how the rest of the family always disappears around the time the dishes need washing, ain't it. :wink:

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Postby BillyB » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 1:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ScoobyDoes wrote:Added to all this...... washing the dishes gives me a good 10-15min of quiet time ;)


Yep, funny how the rest of the family always disappears around the time the dishes need washing, ain't it. :wink:


I'll second that - I enjoy washing up for exactly that reason!!


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