||[Jul. 29th, 2015|05:10 pm]
How many times a week do you run your dishwasher?
more than once a day
Do you machine wash pots and pans?
rarely have pots and pans to wash
What do you hand wash?
the dishes for a meal for one person
"special" dishes (china, crystal, hand made pottery)
the dishes for a meal for two
dishes for family meals
glass cookware from the microwave
pans used in baking
pans used in broiling
plastic dishes and flatware
crockpots, slowcookers, pressure cookers
cuisinart pieces, blender pieces, other prep dishes
dishes, utensils, etc i need right now
dishes, utensils, etc that are barely dirty
really really stuck on (or burnt) stuff
and things not above
I think I run mine between 1-2 times a week, actually, depending on my eating habits. I guess I just don't cook that much, and tend to re-use the same water glass, favorite mugs, etc. repeatedly, as well as plates that just have a few crumbs on them. But I am just one person here. I wash out the french press every time I use it, and only put it in the dishwasher when I'm about to run it. My pots and pans don't really fit easily in the dishwasher.
It's just Ted and me, and I never really cook -- mostly reheat or serve up little cold meals. Oh, well, the pot I cook his daily pasta dish in always gets washed by hand. I used to put it into the dishwasher but noticed the bake-lite (?) handles were going all weirdly white and dried-out looking. Stemware always by hand, of course.
I guess our glass stemware we dishwash. The crystal i try to handwash. All our black handles have that white haze now. I've tried to get pots with only metal fittings since noticing that.
We normally run the dishwasher when the last person goes to bed at night, but with notable and frequent exceptions (Sunday dinner requires that we either start out with an empty dishwasher--meaning it's already been run once--or run it twice to cover all the dishes; when it's Baking Time, all bets are off).
We wash nonstick pans by hand, but unless stuff is cooked-on, we put our stainless cookware in the dishwasher. But we also hand-wash many serving dishes that don't fit at all in the dishwasher as well as the stuff that exceeds what will fit at a given time (if it's only a few).
He do have a water-efficient and energy-efficient dishwasher, and attempt to use it when those utilities are less used (hence turining it on at midnight most days).
Our dishwasher needs its insides scrubbed, so we no longer use it.
The "other" thing I can think of that you don't list is recyclable containers.
Recyclable washed en route to the bin? (We reuse a fraction of them, and i'll shove them in the dishwasher before recycling instead of hand washing.)
Yes - it's generally called "rinsing" but except for the fluids containers, most of them need to be scrubbed, and if we did use the dishwasher I imagine I'd still handwash at least the foam trays.
Most of my don't-machine-wash categories have to do with materials aside from wood, which you list: I don't machine wash aluminum or cast iron. I also don't machine-wash woks.
I thought of our well seasoned cast iron pans after i posted the poll: no soap for them! I try to wash out the food asap and get them back on the hot eye to dry. And, indeed, no way the wok would go in the dishwasher.
It depends on how many people you have in the house. I have a family of six. Three meals for six people fills up a dishwasher per day easily.
When I was living by myself or one other person and we had a dishwasher, yeah, two-three days easy. But more than two or three people and you're looking at a load per day. Maybe more if you have guests or fancy meals.
Single person living alone here. I wash dishes when I need to.