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How much do you all wash your diahes before putting them in the dishwasher? Wife insists they need to be clean of all spots before they go in and I dont see a difference when doing that vs. Just mainly giving them a scrub before hand

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I wipe or maybe soak/rinse the dishes. Spots and splatters are okay, but not pieces of food like rice or dried-on mac&cheese.

When in doubt, test and see. I found that water-based things (broth, ketchup, bbq sauce, fruit jelly even yogurt) and seasonings pose no issue, but cheese like from macaroni and cheese can be problematic.

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I agree with you on the pieces of food bit, but she takes it to the next level!

(Still love her despite the crazy dishwasher tactics 😅)

The only thing to be concerned with is large chunks of food that could get caught up and make your dishwater clog, not drain properly or smell bad. As long as it’s nothing large/big pieces of food on it you’re fine. You could cover a plate in ketchup, and put the plate in without prerinsing fine… but you wouldn’t want to put a plate covered in potato skins for example

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Whatever wife says is the right answer. Happy wife, happy life.

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100% on the same page 😅 but also tired of the "did you rinse that before putting it in?!" Comments

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The correct way is to scrape the leftover food off the dish and then put directly into the dishwasher, DO NOT pre-rinse! The dish detergent needs food particles and etc to attach onto in order to clean the dish. If your dish is basically clean the detergent will over time ruin your dishes and be non-effective.

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I load because I do it right and fully optimize the space. He unloads because I LOATHE that task. When he can’t, I make my kids do it.

Remove all spots yes

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Why?

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I do this. It’s so wrong, but it’s how I was raised☠️

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I feel you, and understand! Maybe let a roomate/SO try it their way tho 😜?

I just run them through tap water beforehand, without any scrubbing. The always come out perfect. But I do check from time to time the main tube to ensure there isn’t anything there.

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Old habits die hard..my wife is the same way but I tried to explain that even the Cascade Platinum we use states that no pre-rinse required but to no avail.

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^this guy sounds like he knows what he's doing

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Get the chunks out so they don't clog the dishwasher. Other than that, the dishwasher should do the work.

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Is this a freaking Cascade ad? Jesus.

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Hey EY4... some people are very opinionated about their dishwasher approach (as I learned from marriage 🤣). Loving the participation here though!

New washers are generally supposed to be able to handle almost everything. I used to scrub my dishes clean and only use the washer for sanitation. Now I do a quick rinse or no rinse and dishes are 98% clean. If I find a dirty one I’ll do a scrub and throw it back.

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Just remove all the solids and let the dishwasher take care of the grease. Yes you can technically leave food particles, but I prefer not to… just making sure I minimize maintenance cost/work

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Just scrape the large bits of food off and put the dishes in. Your wife is not correct and she’ll live if you load the dishwasher correctly instead of by her guidance.

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Appreciate the thoughts SM1, she's pretty intensne about cleanliness (everything has a specific place) and I'm pretty laid back in general. Not dirty, but cluttered (I'm a full Outlook inbox type of person) Not really a hill I care enough to die on but does irk me at times more than others. Thank you for the insight and support though!

Barely scrape. Dishes and dishwasher are all perfect

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Just make sure there isn’t any actual food stuck to the dishes and in they go!

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Can you do a randomized controlled blind trial?? Don’t let her know which method was used a few times and have her judge if one is cleaner than the other

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Lol I feel ya C1, I'm pretty chilled and its not a make or break for me - but rational me is like "huh. Does not compute"

No rinse. Just wipe the solid debris off and throw it in the dishwasher.

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What if the food is like dried pretty hard on the dishes? Should we not try to scrape this off? I feel like our dishwasher doesn’t always remove these

Rule of thumb I follow. If it’s crusty and won’t come off without a sponge and pressure wipe it off first. Don’t put solids in those go in the garbage first. Anything else ehhhh dishwasher can probably handle it.

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