July 29th, 2015

broaphoenix

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We apparently use our dishwasher WAY more than the average American household. When we moved to California, we lived on the Presidio (Golden Gate National Park) and we were told the dishwasher was far more efficient in water use than hand washing and to use it instead of washing by hand. Our current dishwasher is designed to be especially stingy with water.

Yet, even growing up, i recall our family making at least daily use of the dishwasher. So, i'm curious --





LJ poll coming soon
broaphoenix

(no subject)

Poll #2018259 Dishwashing

How many times a week do you run your dishwasher?

no dishwasher
5(29.4%)
1
1(5.9%)
2-3
4(23.5%)
3-4
1(5.9%)
4-5
2(11.8%)
6-7
3(17.6%)
more than once a day
1(5.9%)

Do you machine wash pots and pans?

never
7(43.8%)
sometimes
5(31.2%)
almost always
4(25.0%)
rarely have pots and pans to wash
0(0.0%)

What do you hand wash?

the dishes for a meal for one person
1(1.2%)
"special" dishes (china, crystal, hand made pottery)
8(10.0%)
the dishes for a meal for two
1(1.2%)
dishes for family meals
0(0.0%)
glass cookware from the microwave
0(0.0%)
pans used in baking
7(8.8%)
pans used in broiling
5(6.2%)
stove top pans
4(5.0%)
cooking knives
4(5.0%)
flatware knives
1(1.2%)
wooden utensils
3(3.8%)
wooden dishes
6(7.5%)
plastic dishes and flatware
2(2.5%)
crockpots, slowcookers, pressure cookers
7(8.8%)
cuisinart pieces, blender pieces, other prep dishes
3(3.8%)
dishes, utensils, etc i need right now
7(8.8%)
dishes, utensils, etc that are barely dirty
2(2.5%)
really really stuck on (or burnt) stuff
11(13.8%)
all of the above
3(3.8%)
and things not above
5(6.2%)