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  1. stayblessed

    stayblessed Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi all
    I want to buy dishwasher but have many queries. How exactly do we use it? I hear that we need to wash the vessels once and then only load it in the dishwasher. Also not all vessels can be loaded there. For example I keep rasam.and sambar in mudpots so i cant load it. Same way I can't load frying pans, cooker and milk vessel in dishwasher. So which means only plates and spoons, tumblers and davaras can be loaded that too after washing once. My doubt is does it really save time or more or less it takes the same time as me doing it from scratch? If i have to load it in dishwasher I have to clean them once and load it and clean the rest from scratch. So washing it once and loading it in the dishwasher takes some time and there will be vessels which I have to do it from scratch. If there is no dishwasher I will be cleaning all the vessels by myself following all.the steps. Is my understanding correct? Or is there something which I am missing and the dishwasher is indeed useful? I don't get any help from my family in any household tasks so I want to.check if machines would lessen my work load and I dont want to end up getting something which would only waste my money and not help. I dont know if I explained correctly or repeated the same things many times. Hope you ppl can still understand. Pls pour in your suggestions.
     
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    In our kitchen sink, we have a debris catching nylon mesh bag covering the debris catcher in the sink drain. Once every two days, we toss this bag in the trash, and put on a new bag. Many people would have a metal mesh to catch the debris, and tap it into their trash bin to empty that.

    We use the dish washer for cleaning the finely adhered oily layer on the dishes. Every dish we use has this layer. We RINSE ( not wash ) the gross, bigger pieces sticking to the dish in the sink, and then load that dish in the dish washer. Every family member must be trained to rinse and load. At the end of the day, the Lady of the Home can inspect the loaded dishwasher, and then decide to add the detergent, and start the washing. All the dishes in the dishwasher are already rinsed off their big debris and loaded only to clean the surfaces. That is how it works.

    At the bottom drain of the dishwasher, there is a metal screen filter to catch debris that one of your household members failed to remove before loading. Once a week, you will inspect that metal screen, and clean it (use anold toothbrush with some dish washing detergent).
     
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    Anusha2917 Finest Post Winner

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    Your questions are valid and I had the same questions before I invested in a Bosch DW.
    1) no need to wash before putting in DW. Even milk vessel I'm putting directly with out pre wash.. It's coming out clean. Off course people like my MIL will boil milk again and again in same vessel and make a black layer n put it in dw and say this DW is a waste doesn't clean properlyand not suitable for indian kitchen..These things are done to prove my decision to buy a DW is wrong.. No it's very much useful and saves time and energy provided you understand how to use.
    2) anything in steel and glass goes into the DW along with good quality plastic. Wood, aluminium and other metals stays in sink n washed in hand.
    3) it saves your time definitely. I trust my DW more than my maid because maid is capable of leaving soap stains on the vessels but DW is intelligent.. It sterilises the vessels and the finished vessels come out hot n clean
    4) how all my doubts were cleared : I selected a nearest Bosch showroom and asked him if he has a demo if yes what all I can bring. He said bring any vessels. I took my aluminium cooker, my mixer jar (where I had ground urad dhal and kept it without washing )and milk vessels. None were pre washed or rinsed. My friend was also with me. We took it to the showroom , he loaded it in front of us and we went shopping . Came back to see hot clean sparkling vessels. The urad dhal mixer jar was truly an endurance test for the DW. After a satisfying experience went ahead and booked a dw. This experiment was in pre covid stage and what a blessing it was I got dw during covid and really didn't get upset with many many lockdowns n stopping of maids.
    My suggestion is if u r in any major indian city call up Bosch showroom and ask them for a demo. I'm not sure in current situation what's teh scene.. See it yourself and then go ahead with the booking..

    It's one of the best investment so far in the new home.
     
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    Thanks hopikrishnan for your reply. Points noted.
     
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    Thank you so much Anusha for your detailed reply. Much appreciated. I never knew there exist DW brands which don't require pre washing of vessels. So happy to know it can clean mixie jars coated with urad dall batter and milk vessels. Thank you so so much for clearing my doubts. Will see how I can check and purchase one in this chaotic situation in India. Should have purchased one much earlier but these doubts kept me away.
     
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    Here is a youtube video... that shows where the urad dal debris goes and gets stuck in a Bosch dishwasher...each model has a variation for this:


    :clap2: enjoyed this analysis.

    Caked in milk vessels should be soaked in the sink with soapy water, and the residue removed with a mild scrubber [Scotch-Brite Never-scratch would be good on non-stick pans, or regular Scotch-Brite can be used]. If you let the DW remove the milk solids, that will go and get stuck in the metal scrim filter at the bottom of the Dishwasher. If that screen is not cleaned periodically, there will be two issues:
    • Decay of food debris, causing smell
    • Growth of fungus, blocking the scrim holes.
    • slow draining of water...eventually leading to that red-blinking light in panel.
    This is easy to experience in hot/humid places (Florida, Hawaii)... like most of India.

    A DW is an excellent thing for a household, whether or not the corona lockdown is on. It is especially good when all the adults in the house are trained to rinse (off big debris from) whatever they used, and load it in the DW. A kitchen sink free of various glasses, saucers, plates etc.. is nice. The milk/chai boiling vessel should be the only default thing in a sink, soaking in soapy water to soften the caked-in milk/chai, and getting loaded last after that is suitably big-chunk free.
     
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    For our Indian cooking with oil and ghee..dishes do need to be scrubbed well before loading in the dishwasher.

    Sometimes I feel like it is double work but it comes out very clean and sanitary.

    Bosch is amazing which is what I have.
     
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    I found one video as shown below. May be useful. You may find similar videos in youtube. I think demo helps you.
     
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    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Saturday morning I read this the first thing after waking up. The vision of the two of you armed with the unwashed dishes specifically left unwashed for the test, going to the showroom made me smile. : )

    I also find the Bosch we have now to be much more powerful than the two others we had. Though this is in the U.S.

    I also find a few other advantages of using a dishwasher:
    - with a little discipline, the sink can be maintained to be mostly empty.
    - the washed dishes can be unloaded when one finds the time.
     
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    A dishwasher is a lifesaver for me. Are brands readily available in India? I need to replace mine and I’m looking at Bosch but there’s a 6-month backlog in the US right now.
     
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