How often do you run your dishwasher?

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How often do you run your dishwasher?

  1. Less than once per week

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    11.4%
  2. Once per week

    6 vote(s)
    13.6%
  3. 2-3 times per week

    18 vote(s)
    40.9%
  4. 4+ times per week

    15 vote(s)
    34.1%
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  1. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    The first of a few random house-related polls.

    How often do you run your dishwasher?
     
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  3. kcjo13

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    Daily!
     
  4. Caesar753

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    I guess I should also ask how many people you have in your household.

    We run ours about 3-4 times per week...every other day or so. It's just the two of us. Our dishwasher is pretty small to begin with, but we can't even run it all the way full because otherwise the dishes don't get clean. (I'm very much looking forward to moving to a new house and getting a new dishwasher.)
     
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    There are 4 in our family, two kids ages 3 and 8. Between breakfast, lunch if we are here, snacks and dinner, we have a full load to run almost daily.
     
  6. Tasha

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    3-4 times a week. We run it each night that we cook and we eat out or have takeout 2-3 days a week.
     
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    3 in the family - but bunches of other peoples kids are always at my house :) - so I HAVE to run my daily.
     
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    Never, we just use it as a place to dry the dishes. It's old too, I don't think it works properly anymore. So my mom's suggestion, use it as a huge dish rack!
     
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    About every 10-14 days. I live alone and have a second job where I work at least 4 days a week, so I don't go through that many dishes.
     
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    DH, 3 teenagers, and myself plus whoever ends up coming home with the 3 teenagers--we run 2-3 loads per day. We have 2 dishwashers in our kitchen--when 1 fills up we run it.
     
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    Just two of us and I run it about 2 times a week. I try to make sure it's full, but if it stinks, then it gets run!
     
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    2 of us, 2-3 times a week. It's a big dishwasher, but I also put weird stuff in it, like plastic shoeboxes I want to clean, or vases that are ready to be washed out. Those take up a lot of room. Our new place has a much smaller dishwasher-I'm a bit nervous.
     
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    I put in weird things also. Baseball hats get washed in the dishwasher almost after every game.
     
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    Once again, there are four of us. We usually run every other day. It depends on what mom and I take for lunch and if we eat out or cook at home. I was so jealous when my parents got the dishwasher. They didn't get it until I went to college. I guess that I was their dishwasher, and when I was gone, they needed to get one. :) Anyway, now that I am back home, I absolutely LOVE having the dishwasher. It is so convenient.
     
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    lol, I use mine as a dish rack too! I grew up in a family that only used it on Sunday (on the 7th day he rested...). I only use mine maybe once every other month when I don't feel like washing dishes.
     
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    We have one, but NEVER use it. There's only 3 people in the house, so it would be more of a waste of water & energy running it as opposed to hand washing a few dishes. We store bags in it.

    Half of the time, I use styrofoam plates so I don't have to wash dishes...it's nice! :)
     
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    There are 3 of us, and I run it about it 2-3 times per week.
     
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    I usually run it every 2 to 3 days. There are usually 3 of us here.
     
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    I run it about 2 times a week. When I lived with mom it was every other day. When my fiance is over I cook so I run it that night.
     
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    Just my husband and me. I usually run it every other day but try to hold off one more day sometimes if I can.It really depends on how many pots and pans I use for dinner. In the summer we usually use paper plates for bbq so i could go 4-5 days without running the dishwasher!
     
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    There are 4 of us and I run it every day...sometimes in summer when 3 of us are home all day I have to run it twice a day.
     
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    I do not have a dishwasher. I wash the dishes with dishwashing liquid, the sponge, and my hands. I hand wash the dishes after every meal.
     
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    Every other day for our family of four.
     
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    I am unemployed, home and cooking a lot. I run the DW at least once per day, and most of the time twice. I have been told that I am a messy cook and use way too many dishes when I cook. (there are 2 of us, plus some extra kids a couple nights a week)
     
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    I counted how many times I used the dw today. I have done 3 loads, and have another to do. I did make soup in the crock pot, so might not have to do dishes tomorrow.
     
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    yep, my hubs, the dishwasher does an excellent job! : )
     
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    I run mine about every other day or so. Guess it depends how many have stacked up while it's running & if we have guests!!!

    But it is chucked full. I also had wash the pots & pans and my juicer every day!!!
     

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