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2sunshines
02-27-2009, 08:28 AM
The other thread on what do you put in the dishwasher piqued my curiosity about other people's dishwasher habits.

So, how often do you run your dishwasher?

hopeforchange
02-27-2009, 08:29 AM
i put usually once, but sometimes twice a day. i guess we just use a lot of dishes, lol. sometimes if i get lazy about doing dishes (i do NOT like doing dishes, even putting them in the dishwasher) or dh forgets to help out, we'll skip a day and then have to run twice in a day.

MarynMunchkins
02-27-2009, 08:34 AM
At least once a day, twice if I cook more than once. I usually handwash a sinkful too. :rolleyes2

knitlove
02-27-2009, 12:47 PM
I voted 3 times a week, some times that is running it back to back on two days and then not again for 3 or 4 depending on how many dishes we go thought - but I only have two people in my house.

Happygrl
02-27-2009, 12:54 PM
When DH is home and/or we have houseguests, daily. When he isn't and I'm not using paper :shifty, every other day.

Mama Calidad
02-27-2009, 01:04 PM
I let him run himself. ;)

Rabbit
02-27-2009, 01:06 PM
I run mine anywhere from 1 to 3 times a day.

Not all dishwashers hold the same amount of dishes.

2sunshines
02-27-2009, 01:10 PM
I let him run himself. ;)


:giggle

knitlove
02-27-2009, 01:18 PM
I run mine anywhere from 1 to 3 times a day.

Not all dishwashers hold the same amount of dishes.


good point I have a huge one and only two people

RiverRock
02-27-2009, 07:14 PM
I put a load through at least once a day, sometimes twice. I used to do more dishes by hand, but one day a friend told me that she realized that letting her dishwasher do most of her dishes freed up an amazing amount of time and made her life less hectic. I used to feel guilty if I ran the dishwasher too often, as if it was a luxury and expense that I could do without. :doh I was making my life too difficult for my own good by my frugality in this area! :no

sillylily
02-27-2009, 07:26 PM
Every other day.

MomtoJGJ
02-27-2009, 07:31 PM
at least once, sometimes twice....

But we have 5 people in my house and we all eat 3 meals a day here. Most of the time it's run once a day and every other day is a second run.