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do you clean your dishes off before putting them in the dishwasher or do you put left on food and really dirty dishes in there?

I saw a commercial for Cascade dishwashing soap and she put a dish in there with spaghetti sauce all on it. I've never put a dish that dirty in mine. I guess afraid it wouldn't really get completely clean??

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Asked by CassiRae3 at 9:27 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • I at least rinse all the food off otherwise they don't clean very well.

    Answer by Namaste17 at 9:28 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • i clean them first everytime

    Answer by letstalk747 at 9:28 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I am a freak- I ALWAYS wash all the dishes (ESPECIALLY the silverware and coffee cups) before putting it in the dishwasher. And I always put the plastic (bottles, bowls, etc) in a separate run so that I can put less detergent in so they won't smell like soap when you go to take a sip of water from it later. Yep, I am borderline OCD.

    Answer by MyDoves at 9:30 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • i dont use dishwashers i like it better just cleaning them and getting it over with

    Answer by knm51504 at 9:32 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • if i dont wash the food off it wont get clean

    Answer by pookipoo at 9:34 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I do wash them then put them idk why just a habit i guess

    Answer by ExtremlyUnique at 9:39 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I rinse them, but the higher end dishwashers (I like Bosche) clean no matter how much residue you leave on the dishes.


    Answer by Sisteract at 11:03 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Even though a dishwasher repairman said to put them in dirty, I rinse them off first. They come out cleaner that way, IMHO

    Answer by SweetLuci at 11:07 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I don't think dishwashers are very useful. Even though we have one, we do our dishes by hand.

    Answer by ladymomtraveler at 11:12 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I rinse them clean right away and stack them for the dishwasher.

    Answer by sarchasmicangel at 11:33 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

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