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My wife can't load the dishwasher properly, she never loads it in the most optimal way. Always lots of wasted space: bowls on the top rack, no orderly placement of plates, other times bowls or cups are put in completely random places. Frustrating as hell. I find myself continually rearranging the cups, bowls, plates to make it more efficient. Just pisses me off. Sorry, but needed to vent.
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CanNZ2000 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:55 pm My wife can't load the dishwasher properly, she never loads it in the most optimal way. Always lots of wasted space: bowls on the top rack, no orderly placement of plates, other times bowls or cups are put in completely random places. Frustrating as hell. I find myself continually rearranging the cups, bowls, plates to make it more efficient. Just pisses me off. Sorry, but needed to vent.
Mine sticks in cooking pots that are too tall for the bottom rack and block the fan-thingy from rotating, so it doesn’t wash properly.

Every. F**king. Time.

Just wash them in the sink. Or leave it for me FFS.
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Cooking pots? They take a moment to clean by hand and you get about 2 of them in max, as opposed to loads of other smaller things which would take ages to wash by hand.
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my wife is the opposite. she is a nazi for fitting in things in an orderly fashion. my issue is she will load the dishwasher with Tetrus level precision but then never ever turns the fúcking thing on.

also has never refilled the rinse aid or salt
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Not a wife thing (although she's not far from OP) but had to get a new dishwasher recently and was being shown some by the saleswoman. We have big plates so I got her to measure if they fitted. I kid you not, she measured from rack to bottom of upper rack. I had to point out to her that the plates needed to fit below the rotator.
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CM11 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm Not a wife thing (although she's not far from OP) but had to get a new dishwasher recently and was being shown some by the saleswoman. We have big plates so I got her to measure if they fitted. I kid you not, she measured from rack to bottom of upper rack. I had to point out to her that the plates needed to fit below the rotator.
:lol: :lol:

The look on your face must have been priceless.
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:01 pm
CanNZ2000 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:55 pm My wife can't load the dishwasher properly, she never loads it in the most optimal way. Always lots of wasted space: bowls on the top rack, no orderly placement of plates, other times bowls or cups are put in completely random places. Frustrating as hell. I find myself continually rearranging the cups, bowls, plates to make it more efficient. Just pisses me off. Sorry, but needed to vent.
Mine sticks in cooking pots that are too tall for the bottom rack and block the fan-thingy from rotating, so it doesn’t wash properly.

Every. F**king. Time.

Just wash them in the sink. Or leave it for me FFS.
Thankfully mine doesn't do that. She never turns it on though, that is always my job - after I reorganize it. At least she empties it though.
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CanNZ2000 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:08 pm
CM11 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm Not a wife thing (although she's not far from OP) but had to get a new dishwasher recently and was being shown some by the saleswoman. We have big plates so I got her to measure if they fitted. I kid you not, she measured from rack to bottom of upper rack. I had to point out to her that the plates needed to fit below the rotator.
:lol: :lol:

The look on your face must have been priceless.
I was just flabbergasted! Whatever about someone not knowing that, if you work in an appliance store, come on!
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CanNZ2000 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:55 pm My wife can't load the dishwasher properly, she never loads it in the most optimal way. Always lots of wasted space: bowls on the top rack, no orderly placement of plates, other times bowls or cups are put in completely random places. Frustrating as hell. I find myself continually rearranging the cups, bowls, plates to make it more efficient. Just pisses me off. Sorry, but needed to vent.
:lol: I feel your pain, CanNZ! i have the exact same issue. Dumps the cutlery in the (very top) cutlery shelf, in a big messy pile, meaning items often stick down impeding the top rotator, and so water can't get to a lot of it. Points the important parts of the bowls, dishes, etc away from the center so they don't get a good spray... sigh. She has clearly not read my detailed 75 page manual on how to do this!
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Morgan14 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:34 pm
CanNZ2000 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:55 pm My wife can't load the dishwasher properly, she never loads it in the most optimal way. Always lots of wasted space: bowls on the top rack, no orderly placement of plates, other times bowls or cups are put in completely random places. Frustrating as hell. I find myself continually rearranging the cups, bowls, plates to make it more efficient. Just pisses me off. Sorry, but needed to vent.
:lol: I feel your pain, CanNZ! i have the exact same issue. Dumps the cutlery in the (very top) cutlery shelf, in a big messy pile, meaning items often stick down impeding the top rotator, and so water can't get to a lot of it. Points the important parts of the bowls, dishes, etc away from the center so they don't get a good spray... sigh. She has clearly not read my detailed 75 page manual on how to do this!
Good point, have the same issue here if she turns it on before I have had a chance to review her organizing. At least she has never turned it on without putting the soap pod in first. Thank god for small miracles.
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Mine puts cups, bowls etc the right way up. :x
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sorCrer wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:43 pm Mine puts cups, bowls etc the right way up. :x
What? So the 'dirty' water just collects in them? My god, I feel for you.
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We had to get our dishwasher repaired a few months ago as it had become blocked. The guy said to make sure to scrape off food etc before loading into the dishwasher to avoid it happening again. The next f**king day i find herself has loaded 2 pots that must have had 50% of whatever was cooked in them stuck to their sides. And she then gets pissy when i remind her what the repair guy literally told her less than 24 hours before
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sorCrer wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:43 pm Mine puts cups, bowls etc the right way up. :x
next time she asks you for a cup of tea give her one made with the water from one of these cups. By her logic they are clean so she cant complain
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CM11 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm Not a wife thing (although she's not far from OP) but had to get a new dishwasher recently and was being shown some by the saleswoman. We have big plates so I got her to measure if they fitted. I kid you not, she measured from rack to bottom of upper rack. I had to point out to her that the plates needed to fit below the rotator.
Big plates yeah
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Duff Paddy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:51 pm
CM11 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm Not a wife thing (although she's not far from OP) but had to get a new dishwasher recently and was being shown some by the saleswoman. We have big plates so I got her to measure if they fitted. I kid you not, she measured from rack to bottom of upper rack. I had to point out to her that the plates needed to fit below the rotator.
Big plates yeah
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Hilarious thread! I'm happy to brag that my wife loads the dishwasher very efficiently and puts it on regularly. I guess I'm just 'that lucky guy'. :lol:
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booji boy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:28 pm Hilarious thread! I'm happy to brag that my wife loads the dishwasher very efficiently and puts it on regularly. I guess I'm just 'that lucky guy'. :lol:
But does she empty it?
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CanNZ2000 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:30 pm
booji boy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:28 pm Hilarious thread! I'm happy to brag that my wife loads the dishwasher very efficiently and puts it on regularly. I guess I'm just 'that lucky guy'. :lol:
But does she empty it?
Yes. But you raise good point. She only empties if I haven't gotten around to it. It's much more likely to be me. :lol:
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CM11 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:20 pm
CanNZ2000 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:08 pm
CM11 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm Not a wife t :roll: hing (although she's not far from OP) but had to get a new dishwasher recently and was being shown some by the saleswoman. We have big plates so I got her to measure if they fitted. I kid you not, she measured from rack to bottom of upper rack. I had to point out to her that the plates needed to fit below the rotator.
:lol: :lol:

The look on your face must have been priceless.
I was just flabbergasted! Whatever about someone not knowing that, if you work in an appliance store, come on!
I was in a supermarket today and some bloke took his mask off to sneeze and then put it back on. :uhoh:
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Santa wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:51 pm
CM11 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:20 pm
CanNZ2000 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:08 pm
CM11 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm Not a wife t :roll: hing (although she's not far from OP) but had to get a new dishwasher recently and was being shown some by the saleswoman. We have big plates so I got her to measure if they fitted. I kid you not, she measured from rack to bottom of upper rack. I had to point out to her that the plates needed to fit below the rotator.
:lol: :lol:

The look on your face must have been priceless.
I was just flabbergasted! Whatever about someone not knowing that, if you work in an appliance store, come on!
I was in a supermarket today and some bloke took his mask off to sneeze and then put it back on. :uhoh:
Yikes! :x
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Morgan14 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:34 pm
CanNZ2000 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:55 pm My wife can't load the dishwasher properly, she never loads it in the most optimal way. Always lots of wasted space: bowls on the top rack, no orderly placement of plates, other times bowls or cups are put in completely random places. Frustrating as hell. I find myself continually rearranging the cups, bowls, plates to make it more efficient. Just pisses me off. Sorry, but needed to vent.
:lol: I feel your pain, CanNZ! i have the exact same issue. Dumps the cutlery in the (very top) cutlery shelf, in a big messy pile, meaning items often stick down impeding the top rotator, and so water can't get to a lot of it. Points the important parts of the bowls, dishes, etc away from the center so they don't get a good spray... sigh. She has clearly not read my detailed 75 page manual on how to do this!
I had never thought of this! Learn something new every day
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