So, a mild and temporary disability requires that I leave the sink and dishwasher management to family. All of us being "nearly rational" + "nearly adults" = "nearly rational adults" we decided that it was only fair I keep my mouth shut about how they do it. I have followed the vow of silence sincerely including when I beheld un-rinsed dishes piled high in the sink and its near-abouts as I went to fill water for my morning chai, startling a 1.5 inch bug that crawled out from underneath and scampered away. The experience has taught me what can be charitably termed as: each person unloads and loads the dishwasher differently. Being quiet at home means I need to discuss it elsewhere. Ergo, a thread on it. : ) My main ponder is - in the average Indian household, how often are dishes moved from the sink to the dishwasher? Each time cooking is "done"? After every meal? When the sink is full? Twice or thrice a day? Or does each dirty dishes go straight into the dishwasher as soon as it is used? Any tips on efficient dishwasher use also appreciated. .