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Cleaning up!! Who likes it???

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posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 07:29 PM
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In some respects, I think I should have posted this in "rant", but it's really a 'Food & Cooking' topic.

You know, nobody really likes to clean up. It's a necessary thing, but it's never fun. Not for Mom (cooking for a family), not for a Chef (n a restaurant), not for anyone. It's this thing you have to do, if you cook, but it's almost never something you look forward to. Am I right?

So, this brings up the subject of the "dishwasher". It also brings up another concept, the one concept which makes me angrier than nearly anything about cooking...hiding stuff.

The 'dishwasher' is this mystical device, which can turn EVIL if you let it. It becomes this device where "cleaning" means 'hiding' stuff (dirty dishes) in the dishwasher. Hey, the counter's clean, right...I cleaned up, right???? NO!!!

If there's one thing more maddening than having to clean up a big mess, it's....having to clean up...BEFORE I can clean up!~!!!!

It's one thing to have to unload a clean dishwasher, but it's a whole other thing to be unable to clean up because there's a full dishwasher of dirty dishes (hidden, just to "clean" a counter).

When I was in college, I worked in a bar as a bartender (a very popular bar). You learned to clean everything, every night, no hiding stuff in dishwashers...everything was spotless before you left. All the glasses stacked, everything ready to go.

OH MY GAWD...I so hate...hiding stuff in a dishwasher!!! That's not cleaning up...it's just a ruse!@!!!




posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 07:53 PM
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I don't think you're going to find anyone who likes it. I think the best we can hope for is to not mind it.

I don't like doing the laundry, but I don't mind doing it.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 07:55 PM
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find it easiest to clean as go rather than let it all pile up .
dont have dishwash machine those are for lazy people .



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 08:15 PM
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It's part of the covenant of cooking. You cook; you clean. It's part of the deal. The trick is to keep ahead of it. Clean as you go. Keep a sink of hot suds going and reserve the dishwasher for the apres-consumer load. A dishwasher runs hot enough to kill the little germ-buggers that your consumers deposit anyway. If you use a dishwasher on "sanitize" for plates and silverware, the incidents of plague transference diminish. And a competent machine--like a Bosch--will clean anything you throw in there. Since I serve as the cook in most cases, I have sure fire method to make all this work.

Let her do it.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 08:39 PM
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We as a family of 5 have sometimes done away with dishes all together, we eat outside alot, we have a nice covered area with TV and stereo, anyways every now and again we will paper bowls and plates, throw in the recycling when finished and done.
We do use normal utensils, but that's the only washing up we have, this alternative only costs $6 a month. Bought from a local catering wholesaler . Cheaper than washing the buggars


And those dish washer pills of caustic crap can't be good for you if there is any residue left on your kit.
edit on 14/1/2018 by scubagravy because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 10:04 PM
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We have a dishwasher, it needed to be replaced so we use it to store wine now. We can afford another one but we figured since we are retired we would just do the dishes instead, it is actually easier, we had to do the pots and pans anyway or run the dishwasher twice with all the home cooked meals we make.

We couldn't do our silverware in the dishwasher anyway, we use silver silverware, the soap is way to hard on it. No need for coloidal silver supplements when you eat with that silverware that you inherited from your relatives when they died. It just sat under the bed for years, never used, what good is something if you do not use it, but it can't be washed in a dishwasher.

Dishwashers also wear out the porcelain on plates, we had to hand wash some that are real old, again, we got them from relatives. We got half our cupboards full of antique dishes, might as well use some of them. Not the set that is worth five grand though, they just sit there and look pretty.

I actually like doing the dishes after cooking and eating, I admit, I am not normal. I worked as a dishwasher in two restaurants when I was a teenager, it makes me feel young again. Better than being outdoors in the winter blowing insulation into walls of houses. Way too Many times my beard and mustach were full of ice.
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posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 10:40 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I must be the only person I know who washes things as I cook. By time I've got dinner set, there is nothing left to clean.

Doesn't make sense to me when people make a meal and pile the washing up in the sink, and leave it. Any anything is doable if you do it mindfully. The 'wanting' it over and done with, is the 'chore' really. idk.. works for me.

My dishwasher doesn't hide things. But then, I am my dishwasher.




posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I hate scraping pans, hangovers, and finding cat hair balls equally..


But like my grandpa used to say

Chores is chores ,
I don't want to do mine,
Why would I want to do yours....


He also used to say;

You thought like nellie,
thought cat skat was jelly...




Respectfully,
~ meathead



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 10:41 PM
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originally posted by: VengefulGhost
find it easiest to clean as go rather than let it all pile up .
dont have dishwash machine those are for lazy people .




Ahh I am not alone.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 10:46 PM
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We have an unbreakable rule in our house - Cook doesn’t do dishes! So if I cook, I get to go put my feet up after dinner while hearing teenagers fight over who loads and who scrubs pots.


I do give them all a little help by cleaning a bit as I go, but don’t tell them that! This rule also makes the idea of actually cooking for the family more appealing. So I tend to get a day off cooking dinner every now and again. I can clean up much faster and more thoroughly than everyone else, so it doesn’t bother me. It has the added benefit of making sure they don’t starve when they move out. Only drawback is that some of our dinners have been.....interesting!



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 10:48 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
My Beloved and I solved the clean-up problem by making a pact---whoever cooked didn't have to clean up. It worked for us for over 30 years. Sadly, I lost him last month and am having to learn to clean as I go again.
I do have a dishwasher but until about two weeks ago I had never used it myself. It only gets used when we have company and lots of dishes.

My Beloved kept the dishes washed up. He was very considerate in that way. Now, the dishes get stacked in the sink until I'm ready to hit the sack. I wash them up and tidy up the kitchen because a messy kitchen in the morning puts me in a bad mood. If the kids are here they do up the kitchen before heading out. Makes me inclined to feed them often just for the luxury of not having the clean-up facing me.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 10:51 PM
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There are two types of people in this world.

Those that wash their dishes before putting them in the dishwasher and those that just put them in the dishwasher.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 10:56 PM
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edit on 14-1-2018 by Mike Stivic because: doing the dishes



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 11:16 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Be glad you aren't on the OCD spectrum (or are you??)


Then you'd have to hand-wash first THEN blast em in the dishwasher for extra measure.



edit on 14-1-2018 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 11:40 PM
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Clean as you cook and clean your used dishes.
If you leave a dish with remnants of your meal to harden into concrete for someone else to clean.
You will hear my angry voice.
Unacceptable.



posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 01:44 AM
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Mrs R and I cook as to who is in the mood to cook.

Mrs R just plonks stuff everywhere when she is in charge of the kitchen ( then waits for someone to clean up after) whereas I always wash up stuff as I go along making digestion a more peaceful and relaxing experience.

Her excuse is always “I was going to do it”...

As you can imagine this can lead to conflictual situations.

I have banned her from the kitchen when I am the chef cuisinier (despite thousands of warnings)...

Sick and tired of emptying the dishwasher every morning when I am grumpy at 6 o clock!

She is good at making sammiches though... then I take her shackles off.

ETA : Dishwasher is good when you get home at after 21:00 and want some quality time together...

Warmest

Lags


edit on 15-1-2018 by Lagomorphe because: I am crap at editing



posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 01:49 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
Clean as you cook and clean your used dishes.
If you leave a dish with remnants of your meal to harden into concrete for someone else to clean.
You will hear my angry voice.
Unacceptable.


I feel your angst...



posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 05:27 AM
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The simple act of switching on the dishwasher after loading stuff into it would solve half the grievance in the opening post.
It would have to be the automatic sequel to closing the lid.



posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 06:20 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Pffft chefs don’t clean!

At most they wipe down their knife.



posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 07:58 AM
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Ive never had a dishwasher,always saw it as a luxury.Nowadays i am thinking,tentatively, of getting one but there's still this mental block as in"Geez woman you have Hands,that money can go towards a family holiday/many other things"




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