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Old 08-04-2018, 11:04 PM   #81
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Do you use your dishwasher?
Old 08-05-2018, 01:47 AM   #82
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Do you use your dishwasher?

We use ours and checked dba b4 we bought it.
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:29 AM   #83
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when I replaced my dish washer, I bought the best there was at the time and I paid dearly for it. I never rinse. I had a couple non clean issues so I started running a container of TANG through a wash cycle every month or so. it clears out the mineral deposits that restricts the water flow.
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:30 AM   #84
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We always use it. I hate washing dishes by hand. Ours is about 5 years old. We scrape off any food before loading a dish but do not rinse.
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:16 AM   #85
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What Davebarnes said. Bosch is the best.
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Use it? Heck yes, that is what it is for.
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Yes, yes, No, no. About 15 Yo Bosch. Moved once from old house in Maryland to current in Western PA. Been here about 12 years. No failures. And it is very quiet.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:21 PM   #88
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I'm impressed by all the satisfied owners using Bosch's here. I'll definitely be checking those out the next time I'm in the market for a DW.

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Do you have a dishwasher? Do you use it? Is it fairly new? Do you rinse before loading into the machine?
Yes. Yes. Yes. No. It's a Bosch, but our old Asko was quieter

The instructions specifically say to NOT rinse before loading as it wastes water, but instead simply scrape or brush off food particles that will not dissolve such as nuts.

I don't care if the grime dries on the dishes as the dishwasher gets it off anyways, so we don't run the dishwasher every day.

I have gotten into the habit of eating breakfast and lunch out of a glass bowl that is a gallon in size with a handle. Basically, it is a big Pyrex or PamperedChef measuring bowl that goes in the microwave, too. I will hand wash it after use by filling with water, adding a squirt of soap, and letting it soak until I need to eat again. I will put my fork or spool in the bowl to soak along with any glass or cup I use.

Then when I need to use the bowl again, I pour the water into whatever dishes my wife has left dirty, put the utensils in the dishwasher, rinse the bowl and put it in the top rack of the dishwasher to let it drip dry.

That is, I also use the dishwasher as a drying rack.

Since I am using the same bowl twice a day, I don't have many other dishes to put in the dishwasher unless we have guests.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:01 AM   #91
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YES. We have a DW and we use it regularly. Why have a dog if you have to do the barking?

Ditto the Tang suggestion. A repair technician recommended this to us. Used it in our previous home dishwasher.

No more tang, and we have the DW that came with the house.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:29 PM   #92
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Every day, and sometimes more than once. Yes, I scrub/rinse before putting dishes in it.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:54 PM   #93
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I do use my dishwasher, rinse and scrape and run it maybe twice a week (there is just the 2 of us). My old dishwasher broke and had to get a new one, took a couple of weeks to figure out new one and get it installed. I HATED not having a dishwasher during that time.

A question about Bosch--we rented a brand new condo for a while that had a Bosch dishwasher that was supposed to be very energy efficient. But the thing was, the dishwasher did not dry the dishes at all, it had no drying element. I tried, rinse aid, etc but the dishes were always soaking wet when I took them out of the dishwasher and I had to hand dry. We had a repairman out and he said the Bosch was not broken it was just how this "energy efficient Bosch" was made--no heated drying. What a pain.
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With my Bosch dishwasher drying cycle, we start our dishwasher just before we go to bed, and I unload it after breakfast is over in morning, and start reloading breakfast dishes. Most all dishes are dry in morning except for those plastic dishes that may have a bead that will help seal a lid, or a glass dish that may have a water holding bottom, such as a dimple. We usually lay those at an angle so water cannot collect. The plastic dishes either I I tap a few times and lay on dish towel, or I dry them. Have not found it to be an inconvenience. I also sanitize my wine bottles 30-35 at a time, using a sanitizer instead of dish soap. Some bottles if not properly loaded will fill with sanitizing solution, but I dump it when unloading, and it is scalding hot at that time. By the time I get to my garage winery, they are dry,and cool enough for wine.
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To add to the Tang comment, I read in my Costco magazine that throwing 1 cup of baking soda in an empty dishwasher and running a cycle leaves it sparkling clean. I tried it and liked it. And I always have a humongous Costco-sized bag of Arm & Hammer sitting around for other cleaning needs, so I don't have to store a Tang jar.
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Never tried Tang or baking soda in our dishwasher but we do use about half a cup of vinegar in every load. We have really hard well water and after 10+ years of running two to three loads a week it still performs like it was new.
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I rinse the dishes with hot water before loading, run a load about 3x a week. My cousin handwashes EVERYTHING with dish soap and sponge, rinses, then put it all in the DW. Can't figure out that one.....
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Never rinse dishes, never run heat dry cycle. Ran 2 cycles with plumbing acid to clean and derust interior, stainless steel sparkles. Also killed mold.
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DW washes the dishes, then puts then in the dishwasher. Sad. I've tried. Better that I open a bottle of wine and retire to the patio or deck. I do hand wash the wine glasses. Perhaps I'm the unindicted co-conspirator?
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yes, a Bosch (15 years old, still works great), a quick precursory rinse.
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