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Old 07-04-2012, 12:15 PM   #22
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Re: Let's talk dishes

I couldn't live with just one per person. I don't like doing dishes either, and that just seems like it would mean a lot of dishwashing...

I always laugh when people "rinse" (pretty much wash) their dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. I don't, and mine are plenty clean. I don't put pots/pans in there at all though, I hand wash those every other day or so. FIL washes (literally, soap and hot water) all their dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Personally I would be sticking them in the cupboard after what he does.

We have a set of 12 dinner plates plus some plastic ones for the kids, a full set of silverware for 8 (meaning two spoons and forks for each setting), and lots of bowls and glasses. We are nowhere near minimal in that area. But I can stuff my dishwasher full and still have enough left over to eat a meal, which is useful when I forget to run it! We end up running it 2-3 times a week.
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