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View Poll Results: Do you rinse off dishes before putting them in the dishwasher
I completely wash dishes (scrubbed with soap!) before putting them in 0 0%
I rinse dishes before putting them in 18 45.00%
My dog licks the dishes before I put them in 7 17.50%
Sometimes I rinse them, but not always 7 17.50%
I put dishes covered with food in the dishwasher 0 0%
I put whole meals of food into the dishwasher for fun (dishwasher says OM NOM!) 0 0%
My hands are the dishwasher (I don't have one or don't choose to use one) 5 12.50%
Why wash dishes when you can use paper and plastic utensils/plates/bowls? 3 7.50%
I don't wash dishes- I just layer the new food on top of the crusty old food 0 0%
Lasagna (cooked in the dishwasher!) 0 0%
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:56 PM
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Default Do you rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher?

I always make sure to rinse dishes and remove any sort of "gunk" before putting them in my dishwasher. Even if my dishwasher could handle eating a cake, I just couldn't imagine doing that!

So... do you rinse them? Put them in covered with food? Let the dog clean them first? Poll to follow!
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:58 PM
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We rinse them first! If we didn't there would be a whole lot of gunk stuck to them. We hardly ever let the dogs lick them, lol.
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They get rinsed clean first. I thought that's what everyone did.
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Don't rinse but often they're in the sink anyway and get wet? My dishwasher has a bone crusher specifically for occasions that a little food gets in it too lol
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:00 PM
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I wash off major food. But otherwise....it's a dishwasher. Why would I wash dishes, then put them in the dishwasher to be washed again?
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:03 PM
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I always, always rinse. It's a big peeve of mine when people load up the dishwasher with unrinsed dishes. And also when they don't rinse before putting them into the sink if they don't have a dishwasher. So gross.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:06 PM
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What's a "dishwasher?"

I rinse before I wash them in the sink. Otherwise your sink water gets REALLY nasty REALLY fast. I prefer to only have to fill up the sink once, so stuff needs to be rinsed off first.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:06 PM
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Bandit and Brobee lick plates clean always before they make it to the sink. I don't have a dishwasher so I hand wash, but the odd tiem thy dont I do rinse. When I had a dish washer I rinsed before.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:24 PM
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Yes, always. If it's something Lucy can have, I'll let her lick the plates (pasta sauce or cheese or something), but if it's not then I will rinse (and scrub, but not with soap) the dishes. My dishwasher isn't the greatest and stuff comes out with crusty dried food if I don't.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:42 PM
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Yeah, rinse with a little scrubber in one hand. No matter what they say, every dishwasher I ever had didn't get everything off and I'd wind up with something stuck on like cement. So, they get the once over by hand and the dishwasher gets them sanitized.
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