We won't have a dishwasher for lots of reasons. One of the reasons is NOT to make the girls work harder and keep them up to their elbows in suds.
One of the reasons is NOT because we ran out of money. We haven't even shook Daniel upsidedown yet for pocket change.
One of the reasons we are not getting a dishwasher isn't because we didn't have a place to put one. It would have gone right where the other one was.
There ARE lots of reasons we are not getting a dishwasher. I didn't want one, and nobody said too much about it. There were some flurries, but no storms.
I think dishwashers ruin things in the kitchen, dishes and work ethic.
Daughters and moms are supposed to do dishes with each other. I can remember doing dishes with my mom. My sister and I always dried, she washed. She split the dishes up, one of us did first half, another did the second half. The second half would be pots and pans and could be harder........but if you did the second half, you would be the one that got to hear mom say, "See, that wasn't so bad." We always had nice cotton towels to dry with. They never smelled weird and they never had stains. I don't know how my mom did it, but none of our things were ever stained. We never put dirty dishes in the sink, we always put them on the cabinet. It still bothers me to this day to put things IN the sink instead of on the cabinet. Rinse them off and put them to the side,,,,,,,,,so when it's wash time, they're easily taken care of.
I never heard my mom complain about dishes either..........she always kept them up, too.
So, I think it is better for daughters to have to wash and dry, not just stick dishes in a dishwasher and walk off. It's therapy, kind of like hanging clothes on a line. But that's a different blog.
Our youngest which is 11, hasn't done very many dishes because the older girls did them........because we had a dishwasher. But that is all fixing to change. I think you can make the surroundings of your dishwashing area pleasant, keep things nice, then it won't be some kind of torcher to do the dishes.
Dishwashers are also very hard on dishes. They dry out skillets, dry out handles on knives, spatulas and pans. They discolor pots and pans, mainly birthday cake pans. They scratchy clean the fun
decoration off of fun cups, they sometimes melt things........and on top of it all, things are not necessarily clean when they come out. We have lots of old dishes. Melmac? plates from the 50's and 60's, old serving bowls, wooden bowls...........purple and Snoopy. Nobody was ever to put anything purple or Snoopy in the dishwasher. Some of our dishes are so old, there is no warning on the back saying not recommended for dishwashers........of course there isn't, there weren't even dishwashers when the plates were made.
So, we bought a new large dish rack and drain board, we designed the kitchen where we would have room to have racks of dishes to dry. I have a nice new beautiful sink to wash dishes in, a new window to look out. I'll wash dishes off and on all day. It doesn't have to be a tough thing.
And, I have lots of pretty towels to dry them with, should we ever start drying dishes.