Thursday, November 8, 2007

Dishwasher Talk?

Do you have a dishwasher story? How to load, how not to load. Why some people are dishwasher adverse. Why your visiting mother insists on re-doing your just loaded dishwasher.

If you do, Lisa Davis, a free-lance writer would like to hear from you. Mrs. Davis is writing an article for the FW Star-Telegram and wants your story. If you have a funny story, or just want to express an opinion on "fork tines up or down", email her at:

And I, who never lets the truth get in the way of my opinion, will say this about that --- Dishwashers work on a very simple principle: clean, hot, moving water and light soap = clean dishes. There are no elves, no magic potions and no microwaves that mysteriously clean the dishes once the door is closed . . . therefore, and this is the important part, if you don't leave space between the dishes for the water to work, or if you restrain the free flow of said water, the dishwashing will not work. It's that simple, moving water and a little soap and they will be clean. I don't care if the fork tines are in, out, or sideways, if water can't get to them they will not be clean. That's it, I'm done. I'll leave the rest for my email to Mrs. Davis.

Oh . . . she'd like to hear from you by November 12. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

Funny you should ask . . . this is not about loading dishes about why men can figure out lawnmowers, cars and other manly pieces of equipment but seem to have an adversion to electrical appliances located in the kitchen. Got a call first thing this morning from a male friend. This is true. Can you help me with a problem? What's the problem? My dishwasher has bubbles seeping out of it and they are now 4 feet deep on the kitchen floor. It does not take a brain surgeon to figure out that the wrong soap ingredient was placed in the dishwasher. I have never made this mistake nor think I ever would because I conceptually know that you do not use dish detergent in place of dish washer detergent. But intellectually I really do not understand why soap designed for washing dishes in the sink does not work for dishes in a dish washer and vice versa. Meg

Francis Shivone said...

I confess --- I have done that.