I did my own dishes!


Okay, I don't have a maid or anything like that. But a few weeks back, I posted on how I was washing dishes in the dishwasher on average twice a day. A lot of people wrote in to tell me how off I was!

I do a lot of baking/experimenting in the kitchen, and I use a lot of big bowls and pans. They were hogging space in the dishwasher. I have taken everyone's advice and have been washing all my pots and pans by hand since that first post. And guess what....

I only run the dishwasher once a day at most! Wahoo! Going green! Or greener! Thanks for all the tips!

7 comments:

amanda said...

I feel like my hands are going to prune right off! Since switching our diet and cooking/baking 10x's more we have a ton of dishes in a day!

Good job on switching over to the sink! your pots and pans will last longer/wear better too!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

Dishes...in the dishwasher or in the sink are my least favorite chore!

Angela said...

Dishes are total yuck, but vacuuming is my worst household chore! So I just don't do it. lol and just kidding, but that would save a lot of electricity...

Shelby said...

We don't have a dishwasher where we live now but before we moved we did and for our family of 4 we did a load a day, although sometimes I needed to do more than one. I didn't wash my pots and pans in the dishwasher either. I was told they'll last longer and wear better if I don't. I cook a lot though - and my kids think they need a to use dishes for EVERYTHING.

Laura said...

I have always washed my pots and pans by hand..my mom did it that way to save on water and electric bills...she would never run that dishwasher until she absolutley crammed every square inch of it with a day or two worth of dishes/cups and silverware...if we ran out..she would tell us to wash a plate..or whatever..it drove me nuts.. but it makes sense economically and environmentally..so good for you!!

Laura at My Best Day Ever
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Amanda@ A Few Short Cuts said...

I am a fellow dishwasher addict! I hate dishes! It actually uses less water to run the dishwasher than to wash by hand. But...it is better for your cookware to wash it in the sink. I am trying to switch too. So tough!

stephanie said...

yeah i read in multiple places that running a loaded dishwasher is much much greener than washing everything by hand.

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Thank you for your comments! I appreciate all your tips, advice, and well wishes!

Angela

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