Hand wash or dish washer?
I was talking to a younger man (in his late 20s) the other day who is buying his first home with his future wife. We got talking about kitchens and I mentioned that we didn't own a dish-washer and never saw any need to own one. He replied "I couldn't live without one". He said they have so many dishes each night that it would be a nightmare to wash them all. I have friends that have rushed out to buy a new dish-washer after their old one had broken as they "couldn't live with out it".
Can you live without a dish-washer
or are you happy to hand wash?
I quite enjoy washing dishes, it is a nice way to wind down and think of nothing in particular!! Even as a young girl I was quite happy to wash the dishes, however I was never as keen about drying!
When I am cooking our meals, I don't create lots of dishes and I wash as I cook, so by the time I get to washing the plates after our meal I don't have that much to do.
I may not be as keen about washing if I had to do it like the lady below. It really wasn't that many years ago when many women (especially in poorer ares) had to wash in the bowl (from water they had heated) because they didn't have any running water. We are very blessed these days to have what we have - in fact I think we take it for granted when we turn on a tap in the house and hot water comes out.
The women of the 1950's were very excited about their new gadgets and manufacturers did everything they could to make the ladies happy - including introducing them to new the dish-washer.