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Old 02-15-2012, 06:43 AM   #21
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Re: How many times a day do you run the dishwasher/wash dishes?

I usually wash dishes 3 to 4 times a day. We dont have a dishwasher. Family of 7 ones at college though.

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:45 AM   #22
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I run the dishwasher every other day with a family of 5. We also homeschool which means more dishes. I don't put any big stuff in there b/c my dishwasher is older than dirt and it doesn't get all the grubbies off.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:20 AM   #23
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We are a family of 7 going on 8 and we run it at least once a day. If we make a big meal at lunch instead of just sandwiches then twice and if I make bread or anything like that then 3 times. Most of the time though I'll just run it once at night and hand wash the rest. We use cast iron so that always has to be hand washed anyway. I'd much rather hand wash pots and pans than plates and silverware (used silverware has always grossed me out, lol). I only run a load if the dishwasher if full which usually doesn't take too much. I don't feel bad about running it more than once because they say it uses less water than hand washing. I HATE washing dishes, and don't get me started on laundry, lol.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #24
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I do about 20-25 loads a week We are certainly NOT saving the environment here...but I am always washing cloth diapers or now everything else that gets peed on during the horrible phase of potty training And just a lot of clothes i guess.
That sounds about right at our house also I run the dishwasher twice a day and only handwash my PC stones and items that won't fit (we are always busy, I don't have time to hand wash ) We are a family of 7 and we have all girls (explains the clothes thing lol)
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We run our dishwasher at least once a day, sometimes twice. I'm too lazy to wash by hand. I bought a fancy dishwasher to make sure not too much water/electricity is being used though.
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Re: How many times a day do you run the dishwasher/wash dishes?

Family of 6, soon to be 7 and it gets run every night during the night. No plastic here. Usually still have hand wash pots and pans after dinner every night.
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Re: How many times a day do you run the dishwasher/wash dishes?

During week days it is once per day because we are out of the house all day - usually the weekends are 2-3 times a day, especially if I am batch cooking meals to freeze. When the boys were cared for at home it was 2 times minimum with a lot of hand washing. My next house will have 2 dishwashers.

We do about 15 loads of laundry a week - which is down from when the boys were in diapers - probably by about 5 loads - we still have lots of pee accidents to take care of *sigh*
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Re: How many times a day do you run the dishwasher/wash dishes?

Fam of 6 and I run it once a day, sometimes twice. I don't prewash the dishes at all, so I have to clean the filter in the dishwasher every couple months to keep things running smoothly. Pots and pans I do by hand. It doesn't take long with nonstick pans and very hot water. Doing the flylady thing and doing all the dishes and then taking a dry rag and shining up the sink before I go to bed works out great for me. If I don't do it before bed, I do it when I wake up or right after I get the big boys off school.
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Re: How many times a day do you run the dishwasher/wash dishes?

We are a family of 10 and I run mine 1-2 times per day depending on what we have eaten that day and how fast it fills up. I keep my kitchen clean all the time (neat freak) so I load it and once it is full I run it!
Now my washing machine is another matter.... I don't think it ever stops running
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once at the most. sometimes we skip a day.
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