We had a number of reasons for doing this:
- it was an OLD dishwasher, and consequently, plates come out dirtier than the go in
- it was an OLD dishwasher, and we spent more time re-washing dishes than anything else
- it was an OLD dishwasher, and it is missing many of the holding thing-a-ma-jigs, which left huge gaps
- it was an OLD dishwasher, and our power/water bill is outrageous
I must admit, it does have its good aspects - like I never run out of dishes now, and I think twice before I dirty plates/cutlery, etc because now I know I have to wash them by hand. Plus, B and I get some quality time while we wash/dry dishes together... like the old days with my family :) We'll wait and see what our bill looks like next month... fingers crossed...
But now, I understand why students eat their KD straight from the pot.....