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Question: Which way do you put the handles?

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Handles up

Handles down


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When you wash your dishes and/or use your dishwasher, which way do you put the handles for your forks and knives?

I put them handles up so nobody grabs them or gets stabbed or poked by the sharp points. My dh does the opposite, handles down.
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:08 PM
Replies (11-20):
calsmom62
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Spoons and butter knives go handles down in my dishwasher.
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Junebaby18
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Quoting madwifa:

yeah that is interesting how some ppl do it the other way. I am like you and don't want anyone to get stabbed while unloading the dishwasher. I wonder what it says in the dishwasher handbook lol 



Ok. I read a dishwasher manual. It said in big bold letters:
WARNING!
Personal Injury Hazard
Load sharp items (knives, forks, skewers, etc.) with the point down.
Failure to do so could cause personal injury.
mrsjksimmons
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

 Same here.

Quoting sarah824:

I put handles down except the sharp knives, they go handle up.

 

Jessy613
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Down 

mom_dl6
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Handles down for all minus knives that's handles up !

strawberryLVR
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:28 PM

how do they get clean with the handles up? I like to focus on the part i eat off getting cleanest, leaving it up. i put knives down cuz they are sharp


inspain
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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Knives go handles up.

This is THE LAW.

16 years and DH still doesn't get it...

Junebaby18
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 6:01 PM
Quoting strawberryLVR:

how do they get clean with the handles up? I like to focus on the part i eat off getting cleanest, leaving it up. i put knives down cuz they are sharp



They get clean just like everything else in the dishwasher. That's why there are holes in the bottom of the silverware holder. Even your manual will say to put the forks and knifes pointing down.
coolmommy2x
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM
Knives are handles up, everything else is handle down.
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jellybeanjean
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 6:38 PM

sharp side down

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