Monday, June 11, 2007

Simplifying Life: Lesson #38

That little "Quick Rinse" setting on the dishwasher? Totally awesome. Why have I not discovered this before? Why have I been rinsing my dishes off in the sink and then putting them in the dishwasher? The dishwasher has a setting that does this for you. Egg yolk, peanut butter, cheese, crumbs...all gone in a matter of minutes. Sweet.

Don't tell me it uses more water than me actually rinsing them or it's not environmentally sound. Even if it is true, I don't really care. Not with two kids under 4. Not when it feels like I spend half my life washing dishes. This is so much less time consuming than my previous method. Who is going to begrudge me the few extra minutes I have discovered? Who of you couldn't use an extra 8 minutes in your day?

That's what I thought...

3 comments:

Rochelle said...

I only discovered a few month ago. My mom's been using it for years. Where was I?

Mommy Jules said...

It probably takes less water because it does all the dishes at once! Happy extra minutes are wonderful. Mine has that too. Maybe I will start using it. I never knew that was what it was for.

Cozy Mom said...

A- where have you been? Mom has been using hers fo ryears, and we've used it when doing dishes at her house on many occasions. I wold have told you had I htough you didn't know. But really, you have never heard mom say, "Don't rinse the dishes just put them in and i'll run a rinse cycle."???

And to easy your mind dishwasher companies claim that is uses LESS water than rinsing on your own. So it is a guilt free habit.