Washing dishes sure was getting old. With the amount of cooking I take on and the responsibility of a full time job, dishes were the last priority. One day, I came home from work and Eric told me he bought a portable dishwasher. Get this. My reaction: I was mad!! For some weird reason, I was beginning to enjoy washing dishes by hand. Strange, I know. But I'm the person who loves doing laundry. So I guess it isn't very strange if you know me well. Anyhow, I was upset! When the dishwasher arrived, I never even used it. Not because I was rebelling over the fact that he had spent a few hundred dollars on it, but because washing dishes by hand became a habit over time!
Now who in their right mind would prefer to wash dishes by hand instead of loading up a dishwasher?! Long story short, I use it from time to time now, but I often find myself still washing them by hand. Those dishwashers, I tell ya, we take them for granted. But truthfully, it isn't so bad!
So, would you rather use this:
|What I started out using instead of the dishwasher...and it is the best of|
the best of all dish racks...BIG and Stainless steel!!
or would you rather use this?
|As you can see, this is a mini size dishwasher. It sits on top of our counter top.|
I do believe that a dishwasher is necessary in households because we live in such a fast-paced society. We value our time and dishwashers save a lot of time! However, do they save your dishes?
Keep in mind that hand washing the following preserves the life span and quality of each:
- Knives (Washing your sharp knives in the dishwasher is a no-no!!!)
- Fancy dishware
- KitchenAid mixer
- KitchenAid food processor
- Electric can opener
- immersion blender
- Garlic press
- Cheese grater (freshly shredded parmigiano reggiano cheese----no KRAFT nasty in this house allowed)