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  • Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Ok so I know the year is but a couple of days old but I do not apologise for the hyperbole – this really is a most pressing matter.

    Should cutlery be placed handle up or handle down in the little holder thing in the dishwasher.

    I’ve always been a handle up man but Mrs Danny insists I load handle down and it just feels so wrong.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    It is wrong.
    Why clean your cutlery then proceed to pick it up at the eating end with your urine soaked hands?

    Handle outwards.

    badnewz
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    If sharp knives are pointing upwards, you could trip and do yourself in.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Been dun.

    But for what it’s worth, handle down means the eating part gets the food washed down and away from it.

    I’ve never come close to falling into the cutlery tray in the dishwasher so do not consider this a significant factor.

    What’s more important, is why my wife is incapable of sorting the stuff into corners to make unloading simpler.

    1) I wash my hands before unloading the dishwasher.
    2) at quite an early age, I learned not to piss on my fingers.

    mikey74
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    Knives: Handles up, for obvious reasons. Everything else, handles down, as it allows the water to circulate around the used end better. You don’t have to grab them by the used end when you take them out.

    Edit: Plus, as others have said, I don’t tend to wee on my fingers and do wash them on a regular basis anyway.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    2) at quite an early age, I learned not to piss on my fingers.

    I feel that not everyone shares this skill of yours 😐

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    Forget cutlery, but my former flatmate, with 2 Masters degrees (and made sure people knew that), complained that the dishwasher that came with the apartment wasn’t very good, and didn’t drain properly.
    Glasses apparently have to go in face up, not face down.
    Too much education clearly uses up all of the brain cells usually reserved for commonsense.

    Non-handle bits should point to the best exposure to water.

    Premier Icon wiggles
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    I am that person who fell on an open dishwasher*.. Luckily the knives were pointing down so all I got a few bruises! but handles up 100%

    I dont have a dishwasher so mine just go in the bowl hiding under the bubbles and despite the 50/50 odds are always blade first when I grab them

    *as a child

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Given the cutlery tray is designed to handles down there is your answer, including knives as as it’s quite easy to pick them up without stabbing yourself or a small child’s face.

    hodgynd
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    Phffft…like I would admit to knowing that … 😀

    vongassit
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    Cabin fever?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Knives: Handles up, for obvious reasons. Everything else, handles down

    +1

    Obvious innit?

    Whoa there, this subject is way too controversial for me I’m afraid.

    This is how wars start…

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Listen to Jivehoney.

    Makes you think.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    By knives, we are only taking about table knives. Our dishwasher has a knife rack on the top draw to keep the clumsy, safe.

    thegreatape
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    Two kettles, wonder what she was up to?

    Makes you think.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    thegreatape wrote:

    Two kettles, wonder what she was up to?
    Makes you think.

    one tea pot, one kettle

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Two kettles, wonder what she was up to?

    Makes you think.

    Oh dear!

    Premier Icon Drac
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    By knives, we are only taking about table knives. Our dishwasher has a knife rack on the top draw to keep the clumsy, safe.

    Of course just table knives you don’t put your other knives in the dishwasher at all.

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Of course just table knives you don’t put your other knives in the dishwasher at all.

    ^This!

    Normal cutlery – handles down so they clean better. You can stab yourself on a fork just as easily as a table knife.

    Proper sharp choppy knives – always handwash.

    Premier Icon linchpin
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    Sadly I remember reading about a 3yr old boy who died from falling on something sharp on a dishwasher drawer. Handles up for me. Mine don’t seem to wash significantly differently either way.

    thegreatape
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    Oh yeah 😀

    Thanks old people.

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    Just get a Miele – separate shelf for cutlery 😉

    codybrennan
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    Safety first….handles upwards. This really happened:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/may/29/kirstyscott

    Just get a Miele – separate shelf for cutlery

    😆

    #PeakSTW

    (I have one. )

    hodgynd
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    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Our dishwasher has a knife rack on the top draw to keep the clumsy, safe.

    DrawER. Have some standards, man.

    Sadly I remember reading about a 3yr old boy who died from falling on something sharp on a dishwasher drawer.

    Handles down for me. You want to wash the bits that go in someone’s mouth, not have them festering in the bottom*

    I have neither a dishwasher neither a 3yo boy, so I’m pretty safe.

    (* – which TBH is a good rule for life generally)

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Why clean your cutlery then proceed to pick it up at the eating end with your urine soaked hands?

    Politely decline invitation to Kayak’s dinner party. I’m sure I want to hold either end of his forks 🙂

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Cougar – Moderator
    Our dishwasher has a knife rack on the top draw to keep the clumsy, safe.
    DrawER. Have some standards, man.

    I’m sure that’s what I typed. I can only blame autocorrect. I’m sure it is programmed to make me look as stupid as possible.

    hodgynd
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    Festering in the bottom ?
    I’m not entirely sure that you have grasped the concept of this Cougar ..up or down at the end of the cycle they come out perfectly clean & dry ..its more a question of safety ..so for that reason it has to be down ..that is handle up blade down..

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Safety first….handles upwards. This really happened:

    I’ve had incidents where people have slipped carrying a knife in the kitchen, accidents happen sometimes they are freak ones.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    I’ll be that guy (I’m sure this has probably been done many time before).

    ..but a pack of sponges from Wilko and the sink maybe?

    Of all of the modern affordable conveniences, many of which are great (take a bow, jetwashers, washing machines, combi boilers, slow cookers etc) a dishwasher just seems counter-intuitive on every single level, even if I had a family of 5 I can’t see how they make any sense!

    Dishes and pans gets dirty > wash > dry > put away.

    Or

    Dishes and pans get dirty > stack in a machine > wait until machine is full enough to warrant a cycle > dishes and pots are now encrusted with broccoli and weetabix > argue with partner about how machine is stacked > throw expensive tab in £300+ machine > kill polar bears whist machine throws near-boiling water about the place for 2 hours, etc.

    hodgynd
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    Totally get where you are coming from there Bear..the kitchen is always in a state of disarray..no matter what ..and the only way the system works is if you put the contents away as soon as the cycle has finished ..but even then some cups / dishes have accumulated while the bloody thing is on … 😆

    Premier Icon Drac
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    A family load is enough for a dishwasher.

    RichPenny
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    I don’t have a dishwasher, so I just piss on the cutlery whilst in the shower. 3 birds, 1 stone 🙂

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    A family load is enough for a dishwasher.

    Of all people I expected you to go sponge.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Drac wrote:

    I’ve had incidents where people have slipped carrying a knife in the kitchen, accidents happen sometimes they are freak ones.

    that the people or accidents?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Of all people I expected you to go sponge.

    Where’s no fun in that?

    Bit of both Bruneep.

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