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Old 02-03-2011, 04:39 PM   #81
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:24 PM   #82
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Can you tell me why your dishes must be put away by color? I have Fiestaware in 4 colors and it never occurred to me that the red plates would be sad if they were intermixed with the yellow or blue ones.

And as for some of you guys--your wives are saints is all I can say. I married an equal slacker and we seem to always have at least enough clean dishes to eat and drink.

It's OK to not put them away all reds, all yellows, etc. But you do have to keep the order the same (red, yellow, green, blue, red, yellow, green, blue, etc). Otherwise, the world will dissolve into chaos.

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Can you tell me why your dishes must be put away by color? I have Fiestaware in 4 colors and it never occurred to me that the red plates would be sad if they were intermixed with the yellow or blue ones.


I love fiesta ware . It takes so much abuse and still looks great ! Of course I only have red no mixing dishes for me !
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Hopefully you guys don't eat out of radioactive red fiesta ware

YouTube - Geiger Counter Measuring Vintage Radioactive Red Fiestaware Dinner Plate
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I'm going to be totally honest here about my Fiestaware. I started with red, only wanted red, but my mother in law, when told by DH that I liked it, decided that since I didn't seem to match anything else (her explanation), that I must want unmatched Fiestaware and bought me place settings in green, blue, and yellow. While I was irritated, I'm too cheap to pass up free tableware.
So thanks y'all for reminding me that my MIL doesn't think I match, LOL! And to be honest, I do kinda like the other colors, sorta.
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We've got a bunch of old (pre-war) Fiestaware from DW's grandmother. I took some of the red dishes in to the lab back in college. You can definitely detect the radioactivity in the red plates, but my research after that found that it's basically background radiation levels. Not dangerous. We don't eat off them, though. Too valuable. So they are in the garage in boxes (neatly stacked in order of color), waiting for the day we run out of money and have to sell them on eBay.
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They switched to depleted uranium starting in 1959 for red Fiestaware when the US government released it's block on civilian use, so you're safer, knowing that the red coloring agent has passed through many stages of centrifuges to separate out the more potent bits.

I like the look of uranium glass, myself.
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Living on my own, I do the dishwasher myself too (but in my case it is not important that the dishes be sorted by color). However, I have begun a new relationship with a great woman recently. And when she comes over to my place during weekends, she takes care of the dishes and cleaning. I am so lucky !

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I emptied the dish washer this morning.

Oh, sorry, I thought this was the "what did you do today" thread.

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The real question is: do you pre-wash the dishes before loading them in the dishwasher?
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Since this has devolved morphed rambled into a dishwasher thread, I'll relate a tip. My dishwasher started making horrendous noises and quit getting the dishes clean. I checked the filter and it initially seemed OK, but on closer inspection the micro fine screen was plugged with the remains of a jar label. It seems the glue on the jar label dissolves enough to plant itself firmly on the fine screen.

Oh, and yea, I do most of the household chores for my w*rking DW, including properly loading the dishwasher.

No Fiestaware.
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The real question is: do you pre-wash the dishes before loading them in the dishwasher?
Oh yes, I do. Wondered whether anyone would mention that. Actually, we only run the dishwasher every other day. I always hand wash pots and pans (lots of cast iron, most is enameled) and I never put knives in the dishwasher. I can't stand the thought of "residue" on the dishes sitting in the dishwasher overnight, so everything gets rinsed in the hot soapy dishwater.

DH is responsible for drying what I hand wash and for unloading the dishwasher He takes offense if I hand wash everything. DH much prefers to unload dry dishes from the dishwasher.

As for how it's loaded, don't get me started. I learned a long time ago not to complain when someone is helping. I (almost) never re-arrange what he puts in the dishwasher...actually, I try not to even look.
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The real question is: do you pre-wash the dishes before loading them in the dishwasher?
Why would the appliance still be eligible for the name "dishwasher"?

We put our dishes in straight from the table (or wherever they're found). As empty nesters we seem to be running the dishwasher every 10-14 days. About the only thing it won't clean right the first time, with no rinsing, is microwaved egg batter.
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The real question is: do you pre-wash the dishes before loading them in the dishwasher?
Spray with warm water only so the fine mesh screen in the sink catches the food particles, not the dishwasher's filter.
No soap was involved in the making of this dishwasher movie.
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