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I Wash Dishes By Hand

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    By Hand

    I have always washed dishes by hand. Honesly I think a dish washer just doesn't do a great job. Typically you find bits of food still left on the dishes. I can't stand finding the dirty dishes in the cabinet. I know some people are ok with a tiny piece or something maybe even on...
    forgottenxxmemories forgottenxxmemories 22-25, F Dec 20, 2011

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    It Gets Them Cleaner

    Not only does it get them cleaner than a dishwasher does (in my opinion), but it's kind of a relaxing ritual for me. I have a window above my sink, so I just look out the window, daydream, and enjoy the feeling of warm water on my hands as I wash.  
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    Usually...

    but sometimes I just put them on the floor and let the dog lick them. Then I come back and put them away. Well, dog's saliva is antiseptic, isn't it? =) Haha. Only kidding. Of course I wash them! =P ~Hobo
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    Alays Have

    I don't really like using a machine when I can do it myself without too much effort. Call me old fashioned, I don't care.I think we should all wash dishes by hand, we are so spoilt these days.
    liquidamber liquidamber 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    Not Just Dishes

    I wash my clothes  by hand too.
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2009

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    I AM The Dishwasher

    I live in a country where dishwashers are rare (as they take up roughly half of the allotted kitchen space, so are redundant), but dish dryers are common (because of the high humidity). To be honest, I hate washing dishes, but it's certainly not the worst chore in the world. I...
    guavachick guavachick 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    I Will Never Buy A Dishwasher.

    I sometimes actually enjoy washing the dishes. Especially when I am stressed out. It takes my mind off things. Not to mention more environmentally friendly. And when you live in cold England, it keeps you hands warm. What I don't like is dipping my hands in a basin full of bits...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    By Hand

    I have a dishwasher and it is over 1 year I haven't put it to use.  The reason I don't use it its because before the dishwasher gets filled it takes for ever + I like washing by hand cause it doesn't take long to do + love the feeling of warm water on my hands.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Don't Want A Dish Washer Thanks

    I wash the dishes every night with my Husband. I really don't see the point of a dish washer, by the time you have stacked it, waited for it's cycle to complete, unloaded it and put the dishes away, you haven't saved any time anyway! Actually I like doing the pots with my Hubby...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    Dish Washers Smell.

    Having spent most of my working life, working, I've spent a good proportion of these years mending things. I have fixed, fettled or flung away, numerous dishwashers, and never ever found one that didnt smell. Net result, is that whilst I can easily afford one, I dont have one...
    Cherpee Cherpee 51-55, M Mar 31, 2011

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    Not Entirely Sure Why, But I'm Glad

    This house has a dishwasher.  I was the first to move in, and for reasons of my own, I prefer to hand-wash dishes.To my delight, my two roommates kept on washing dishes by hand.I was thrilled.  So now all three of us wash dishes by hand; I don't think anyone even gave the...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Aug 27, 2011

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    Red Hands

    I wash mine by hand sometimes twice a day, I was taught that if your hands didn't turn red the dishes were not clean.
    shelle48 shelle48 61-65, F Mar 16, 2012

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    Yep

    but only because I can't get a dishwasher, and even if I could, I have yet to find a landlord who wants to deal with the possible water damage it **could** cause...I would love a dishwasher so I could have more time for me though...
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F Mar 31, 2011

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    It's Easy And Relaxing

    Soak the dishes first, the just wash away, letting your mind be calm and wander where it may. It's not heavy work, done in a few minutes, but it's also kind of peaceful -- plus I suppose it's "greener" than a dishwasher.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2009

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    Always By Hand

    Growing up, my family didn't have a dishwasher so I never used one. Now that I'm older and living on my own, my apartment doesn't have a dishwasher either so I still wash dishes by hand. I like washing dishes by hand though because I can really get the stubborn encrusted food...
    reset reset 18-21, F Jun 7, 2012

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    Just The Two Of Us

    While I am reluctant at times doing the dishes by hand is very theraputic.  I am not sure why I just feel better afterwards, like I accomplished something.  You listen to the radio/internet and just dig in.  There is just two of us at home so there are not alot of...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    I Always Have - Dishwasher Or Not

    If and when I cook, I wash the dishes as I go. I usually end up with paper plates and disposable silverware because there is only one of me. There is no dishwasher in this apartment. However, the second floor has one installed and the rent upstairs is substantially higher ($900.0...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    Tiny Kitchen

    I have a tiny kitchen and almost no counter space. I use one side of the sink for clean and one side for dirty. I try to do my dishes each day, but my back always hurts from standing at the sink for very long. I wish I had room for a portable dishwasher. You actually use more...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M Apr 30, 2011

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    Dvd Lord Lately Has Washed Dished By Hand!

    Hello this is DVD LORD(SKUNK) and I'll have to say it isn't that bad you see we have a dishwasher which broke down three weeks ago and the company we have a policy with was booked and shouldn't be here for about another week I will say one thing even though it is a pain in the...
    DVDLORD DVDLORD 41-45, M Oct 24, 2011

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    Manual Dishwasher

    I usually wash dishes by hand. I don't mind it so much except when it keeps me from what is going on. The act of doing it can be enjoyable sometimes, a kind of zen thing. My Mom and I share the job, for breakfast or lunch it is usually just one of us, whoever is available but...
    abbycnya abbycnya 18-21, F Aug 19, 2013

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    Since For As Long As I Can Remember And Will

    It's the one and only indoor chore I like. Since I first washed dishes I have been doing it by hand. It's the good old method that works. We don't have these new electricity-bill eating automatic washing machines. And I prefer it that way. It's a nice calming feeling to just...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F Dec 5, 2011

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    Not By Choice

    I'd rather have a dishwasher, but hey, doing it by hand is better than having dirty dishes. :) I don't mind doing the dishes, it just takes time and is rough on my skin... plus my boyfriend has a habit of walking up behind me and grabbing me while I'm washing knives. I'm worried...
    booradley booradley 22-25 1 Response Dec 24, 2009

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    Call me old fashion,

    but I prefer to see a dish clean instead of trust some machine.
    courtneybam courtneybam 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    Never Even Crossed My Mind

     I just moved into my new apartment which has a new dishwasher and I highly doubt I'll use it.
    Strtariot Strtariot 22-25, M Dec 25, 2009

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    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    For 10 Months

    For 10 glorious months I had a dishwasher :(. But I'm 34 and all except that short time I wash them by hand.
    Fireflower352 Fireflower352 31-35, F Oct 3, 2013

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    I Wash Dishes By Hand

    It's somehow simpler than using the dishwasher. And it saves electricity and can use less water and gives a little exercise, compared to using a dishwasher.  I just have always been okay with and done washing dishes by hand.  I have lived in places with a built-in dishwasher...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F Apr 4, 2013

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    It Makes Me Feel Good...

    First, soak the dishes, the just wash away, letting your mind be calm and wander where it may. I generally use detergent, water, and a sponge to wash up (do the dishes). I don't know why, but I also love the feeling of cold water, whilst I'm wearing my rubber gloves =P If you...
    astrogildo astrogildo 18-21, M Dec 14, 2010

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    Mom Won't Allow Me To Use Dishwasher

    I could care less. I've always known of dishwashers as drying racks, not as dish washers.
    lalakerochan lalakerochan 13-15 Dec 6, 2011

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    I Wash Dishes By Hand

    I like old style ways of doing things and washing dishes is no exception. I use soap, water, and a sponge to wash dishes.
    gullibleboy gullibleboy 18-21, M Oct 13, 2010

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    When You Live Alone No Reason Not To

    I live alone, so one meal doesn't really add up to much.  I am not a big fan of dirty dishes in a sink or dishwasher and it seems like such a waste to run it for just a few dishes.  So after dinner I will spend the few minutes cleaning up, but I will have to admit I let...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 8 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    My Wife and I both Smash dishes a lot
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    So, who smashes dishes? what do u like about it?
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