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Postby JR8 » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 4:49 pm

Regarding the eco-myth that mobile phone chargers not in use should be unplugged...

http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/sustainable/charger/

The author plugs in three chargers via a power-meter, and it registers zero watts. It is not until he has six various chargers all plugged in that it finally registers one watt being drawn.

As he concludes, people should be focusing on bigger things.

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Postby BillyB » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 4:59 pm

Insightful.....

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 5:23 pm

Just don't do it in your dishwater.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 5:24 pm

JR8 wrote:As he concludes, people should be focusing on bigger things.


Things like "Does your chewing gum lose it's flavour on the bedpost overnight?"

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Postby gravida » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 8:00 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.


1. You should rinse the dishes before putting into dishwasher (to remove the grease, the leftover food etc. I doubt anyone rinses the dishes before damping it in the sink

2. As mentioned, dishwasher has doors, so dirty plates are not cluttering the kitchen. Also sink in my house (and as I observed - in every other house I've been so far) is used for more than just washing dishes, so you are blocking the space with dirty plates.

3. There is a reason why you do not use dishwasher after every meal (it will not be full). Not washing stuff by hands is only your choice.

It is very subjective of course, but to me it's like deciding that I will brush my teeth once a day.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 9:09 pm

gravida wrote:
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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.


1. You should rinse the dishes before putting into dishwasher (to remove the grease, the leftover food etc. I doubt anyone rinses the dishes before damping it in the sink

2. As mentioned, dishwasher has doors, so dirty plates are not cluttering the kitchen. Also sink in my house (and as I observed - in every other house I've been so far) is used for more than just washing dishes, so you are blocking the space with dirty plates.

3. There is a reason why you do not use dishwasher after every meal (it will not be full). Not washing stuff by hands is only your choice.

It is very subjective of course, but to me it's like deciding that I will brush my teeth once a day.


Interesting analogy, does that mean as long as you keep your mouth shut during the day it okay not to brush, e.g., keeping the dishwasher closed and only running it once a day? :P

I never thought I see a post run this long on the attributes of washing by hand or by DW. :o

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Postby BigSis » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 9:44 pm

washing up is good for the digestion too I reckon - standing up at the sink after dinner instead of slouching on the couch............got to be a good thing

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:45 pm

Ooh yes, after dinner I'd much rather be chained to the sink doing manual labour than relaxing on the sofa.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:57 pm

It's like taking a crap, the job's not over, even though you feel much better, until the paperwork is done. :cool:

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:00 pm

I say! Well that's one way of looking at it :)

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Thu, 29 Sep 2011 9:47 am

gravida wrote:1. You should rinse the dishes before putting into dishwasher (to remove the grease, the leftover food etc. I doubt anyone rinses the dishes before damping it in the sink



I, for one, most certainly do. This gets the worst of the food off and stops it getting 'caked on' prior to building up enough stock in the sink to merit the use of my time....... and soap.

If it's bad then I get the worst off and let it soak for an hour.

The only thing I get annoyed about is having to re-do half the lunchtime dishes (if there are any) that the wife decided to 'clean'. I don't know, is a hormonal imbalance or a missing gene in the chain that makes it virtually impossible for females to clean dishes properly, leaving crusty bits all over the place? :twisted:




Sorry....... this thread was getting boring :P
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Postby BillyB » Thu, 29 Sep 2011 9:52 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:
gravida wrote:1. You should rinse the dishes before putting into dishwasher (to remove the grease, the leftover food etc. I doubt anyone rinses the dishes before damping it in the sink



I, for one, most certainly do. This gets the worst of the food off and stops it getting 'caked on' prior to building up enough stock in the sink to merit the use of my time....... and soap.

If it's bad then I get the worst off and let it soak for an hour.

The only thing I get annoyed about is having to re-do have the lunchtime dishes (if there are any) that the wife decided to 'clean'. I don't know, is a hormonal imbalance or a missing gene in the chain that makes it virtually impossible for females to clean dishes properly, leaving crusty bits all over the place? :twisted:




Sorry....... this thread was getting boring :P


I can relate to that. I always find all sorts of crap left on plates and glasses when the GF does the washing up!! Cat food left on forks is my favourite at the moment........(we use plastic forks to feed the cats but the other half likes to use the proper cutlery for reasons unbeknownst to me)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:17 am

Oh my, now it's going to descend into the them vrs us debate and the merits of wives cleaning capabilities. I already know the answer to that one so I'm staying outta this one! :wink:

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Postby gravida » Thu, 29 Sep 2011 9:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
gravida wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
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.


1. You should rinse the dishes before putting into dishwasher (to remove the grease, the leftover food etc. I doubt anyone rinses the dishes before damping it in the sink

2. As mentioned, dishwasher has doors, so dirty plates are not cluttering the kitchen. Also sink in my house (and as I observed - in every other house I've been so far) is used for more than just washing dishes, so you are blocking the space with dirty plates.

3. There is a reason why you do not use dishwasher after every meal (it will not be full). Not washing stuff by hands is only your choice.

It is very subjective of course, but to me it's like deciding that I will brush my teeth once a day.


Interesting analogy, does that mean as long as you keep your mouth shut during the day it okay not to brush, e.g., keeping the dishwasher closed and only running it once a day? :P
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That's your interpretation, dear SMS. What I was ACTUALLY writing is that if you rinse the dishes and put them in a dishwasher, plus close the DW's door - you are not cluttering the kitchen. I am repeating myself, I really do not know how to put it more straightforward than how I did it in the first place.

Its like, you know, you brush your teeth, floss it and rinse with the mouth wash and then you put everything back where it belongs, you do not walk all day long with the toothbrush and floss in your mouth.

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Postby ausinsg » Sun, 02 Oct 2011 6:05 am

Hmm, it is annoying to want a cuppa and to find all the mugs or teaspoons are in the dishwasher which has yet to be washed.

A relative back in Aus always finds it strange when I wash my mug and spoon by hand after finishing my drink. They have a two drawer dishwasher so you are meant to be able to fill to one drawer and set it washing whilst filling the other. But there are still never any teaspoons! :(

Oh, and to remove those teastains, don't use industrial cleaner. Just a dry cloth with a fine grained substance like salt or bicarb soda and the stain lifts off. Remember to do this to a dry mug, not wet!

Though in year 12 I did try using the cleaner we had to remove the graffiti from the furniture...it was those first two mugs of tea, after rinsing, that had a funny taste to them! :-/


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