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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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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.
Have you got life insurance on her
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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.
I like your wife.
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mdaclarke wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:36 pm
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
It's getting worse on my end, now I have noticed the misses keeps putting the forks, knives and spoons in upside down! WTH? The way she puts them in they will never get any water.
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Wife is bad, daughter is worse.... fuggin dishwasher.

No matter how many times you point this out, you get the outsides of the bowls spotless and the insides mingin. :x
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HighKingLeinster wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:02 pm 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
This is my life. The only thing my wife does wrong with the dishwasher is putting in some cups the wrong way round and they fill with scuzzy water.
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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.
I'm really struggling to make out the euphemism.

We've got racks and rearranging cups but I'm lost after that.

Is this how you do it down under?
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I make the wife do them by hand while standing next to the dishwasher and tease her by putting a dishwasher cleaning tablet sitting on top of the bench above it.

I sometimes make dishwasher cleaning noises from the couch as she does it while I am watching TV
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Dark wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:37 am I make the wife do them by hand while standing next to the dishwasher and tease her by putting a dishwasher cleaning tablet sitting on top of the bench above it.

I sometimes make dishwasher cleaning noises from the couch as she does it while I am watching TV
In a male soprano voice ?
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camroc1 wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:50 am
Dark wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:37 am I make the wife do them by hand while standing next to the dishwasher and tease her by putting a dishwasher cleaning tablet sitting on top of the bench above it.

I sometimes make dishwasher cleaning noises from the couch as she does it while I am watching TV
In a male soprano voice ?
More tenor that can slip into bass, as I am kind of manly and butch, while wearing the trousers in our relationship
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Dark wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:37 am I make the wife do them by hand while standing next to the dishwasher and tease her by putting a dishwasher cleaning tablet sitting on top of the bench above it.

I sometimes make dishwasher cleaning noises from the couch as she does it while I am watching TV
Yah, your wife told me that story last weekend when you were out of town for work...... i think she mentioned it late at night.. or maybe she told me early in the morning... I can' t remember.. We consumed a bit to much prosecco...
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Know who really hates my Borat impression....?
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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.
I would suggest giving her a map of how to load it, but could she read that?
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I tried to train my good lady. After a minute she "had a better idea"

"You do it"

So, I do
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Enzedder wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:19 am I tried to train my good lady. After a minute she "had a better idea"

"You do it"

So, I do
You got off lightly
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Enzedder wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:19 am I tried to train my good lady. After a minute she "had a better idea"

"You do it"

So, I do
After the wife failed miserably and I got stuck with it, I knew I had to change tactics and approach from a different angle so I trained the daughters to do it. They'll make very fine wife's for some lucky fokors one day.
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Whoever presses the start button on the dishwasher in our house is the one who's done the dishes.
I could scrape of the excess put the soap in the tray and say to her right just the lunch stuff to go in afterwards, but no she has to press the button.
In her mind it means she has done the dishes.
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JB1981 wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:09 am
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.
I would suggest giving her a map of how to load it, but could she read that?
My wife is terrible with directions and doesn't a 'mind map' but I am thinking of sending her here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3535854.stm
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HighKingLeinster wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:47 pm 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
Sooooo, this repair guy that keeps having to come back...this isn't about the dishwasher anymore is it ?
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