I try to throw everything into the dishwasher. Literally, everything – if I could put the kids in there… well… maybe not, but I hate washing things by hand when I know I can get the maid to clean them (the maid is what I call the dishwasher). My husband on the other hand is a bit smarter than I am (shhh.. let’s keep this a secret). He knows there are just some things the maid can’t clean, and so he does it by hand in the sink.
I love a really good challenge, the healthy kind that makes you smile when it’s complete. I love a really good challenge even more when it works out in my favour. I was recently sent Finish Jet-Dry to test out on my dirty dishes. I wanted a good challenge to see how the maid would do with the dirtiest of dishes.
I figured left over spaghetti sauce (cooked in the microwave) would be a good challenge, but when it was all dried up, I wasn’t happy. The sauce just didn’t seem to be big, bad, and dirty enough, so I threw in some shredded cheese and stuck it in the microwave for a minute. The crusty, burnt cheese was much more satisfying. I was thinking to myself “Ha, try this Jet Dry”. I even put my concoction in a perfectly see-through dish so I was sure to see any left over burnt cheese.
I added the Jet Dry to the Maid and it did it’s thing.
A few hours later, I opened the door and pulled out my glass plate. To my surprise and pleasure the glass bowl was spotless – but not just spotless … completely spotless – no kidding. Because the bowl was glass I could see through it perfectly and there was not a single spot of crusty cheese or pasta sauce anywhere. I really was surprised, because this would typically be a bowl that hubster would have washed by hand. I on the other hand would have put in the dishwasher and quite possibly thrown in the dishwasher over and over again until it eventually got clean.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend more time cleaning than I have to and I know my husband feels the same. So, anytime I can save him from standing in front of the sink cleaning a dish that just wont get clean, is a good thing. Old habits die hard and I’m sure hubster will continue to wash some things by hand. I, however, will continue throwing everything into the dishwasher and will continue to smile when my dishes don’t have to be washed twice.
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