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Utensils up or down in the dishwasher?

I always put them down I do not want to get stuck by anything!

Mil is here and she always puts them up!

 
Noosa

Asked by Noosa at 3:35 PM on Jan. 12, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (16)
  • Haha, this is a major source of contention in my house. If I load the dishwasher, they are up. If hubby loads it, they are down. They seem to get just as clean either way. ;)
    JessiFaye

    Answer by JessiFaye at 3:37 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • I was told up as the water has better access to clean them better. Ours go up except the really sharp knives that go down.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 3:37 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • down
    grismelda

    Answer by grismelda at 3:36 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • down for sure
    mommy223326

    Answer by mommy223326 at 3:37 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Up except for the sharp knives. The machine where I live doesn't clean the best and feel facing down they just may not get clean enough.
    AntoinetteF

    Answer by AntoinetteF at 3:44 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • i put spoons up and forks and knifesdown. i don't want anyone to get poked or cut cause that has happened to me before

    Christieluv0614

    Answer by Christieluv0614 at 3:37 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Same here. SO puts them up n I put them down. I never get poked but then I put them away first for that reason. I don't want it to dull the blade.
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 3:40 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Up, unless it's a sharp knife. Our dishwasher manual recommends putting them up.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 3:41 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Well, i was also told that they wash better if pointing up. But, in all honesty..i don't care. If they land up, then they're getting washed up. If they land down, they're getting washed facing down. I really don't care.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 3:41 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Everything up except sharp knives.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 3:42 PM on Jan. 12, 2011