POPSUGAR Food Poll Do You Have a Dishwasher? by Food 8/18/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source Read More Kitchen SuppliesDishwasherPoll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter DIY Food Home Love and Sex Vegetarian Tech Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. kattie_kat 6 years Nope. Don't have one, cause I'm the dishwasher. Haha. Missy-Prissy 6 years yes we have one and I do use it a lot when I have guests over or dirty a lot of pots and pans. But for just us, its usually a plate or two and a couple of glasses so I just wash in the sink and dry. lexichloe 6 years Never had one growing up, but have had one ever since college. I guess my poor roots still harvest in me...I will NEVER put a food covered gloopy dish inside my dishwasher. :) LoveSarah 6 years My boyfriend and I didn't have one for the first few years we lived together. We actually fought over who would do the dishes. When we had to go apartment hunting it was a must that there be a dishwasher. Now we don't fight, and I'm not sure what I would do with out that thing! What a life saver! ilanac13 6 years yes i do have one - but it's soo tiny! i think that when i lived by myself - it didn't matter much to me if i had one or not since i dont use that many dishes, but my fiance cooks A LOT and there's always so much in our sink that he has to run the dishwasher otherwise it would take us forever! Liss1 6 years About the comment that its a waste of water. In all of the research i have seen you use less water with a dishwasher than you would washing dishes by hand. Liss1 6 years Yes, but it's not installed yet! We bought it and are in the middle of tearing out cabinets to install it. I can't wait for it to be installed! roxyb 6 years Yes, I love my dishwasher. Rkitekt 6 years nope...its a waste of water and energy samischo 6 years I grew up without a working dishwasher, so my chore was to wash the dishes every night, which i really didn't mind. Then the first apartment i moved into during college had a dishwasher. I didn't know how much soap to put in it; I ended up putting in wayyyy too much and soap flooded out all over the kitchen floor! I was too embarrassed to ask my roommate how to work it, and haven't touched it since hahah. ayuninur 6 years No, but I wish I did. tigr3bianca 6 years I love having a dishwasher. Mine isn't brand new but it's energy efficient and doesn't need a lot of pre-rinsing, which to me if you need to scrub them before it defeats the purpose of a dishwasher. Definitly cuts down cleaning time, leaving more time for cooking and loving. g1amourpuss 6 years Me. :( (I count my blessings though.. with a toddler things get tight, though, financially.. I'm doing better than most mothers I see my age.. but one day, I will have everything. Things can only go UP from here!:)) LaLaLaurie06 6 years Before when it was just me living on my own, it wasn't really necessary b/c I used, like, A dish every day and then just washed it and used it again. But now that I live with my fiance, we actually cook stuff and use pots, pans, and whatnot, but we have no dishwasher. :( And our hot water is REALLY HOT and there is no in-between temperature. My poor hands. tlsgirl 6 years Yes, thank God! It's old, and requires a LOT of rinsing, but dishes are the one chore that I absolutely hate and refuse to do, so it's a total lifesaver. When the dishwasher broke last year, I told my boyfriend that it was either plastic kitchenware, or he could do the dishes. We ate off of plastic plates for a month. mominator 6 years Yes and it is running as I type. Love my dishwasher even though I was pots and pans by hand. nevadamtnbear 6 years Absolutely and I can't live without it. Okay, I *could* but, given the choice and convenience, you betcha. Actually, we are remodeling our kitchen and just *upgraded* from a stand alone/portable model to an under counter installed model. Wheeee! It's such a treat to be able to get a glass of water WHILE the dishwasher is running! And it is sooooooo much quieter - like you can't even hear it running and we bought a pretty middle of the road model. If anyone wants our old portable - we're selling it on Craigslist! ;) suziryder 6 years We have one, and we use it a lot which is surprising. But it's pretty old and poorly designed so that it's hard to get a lot of dishes in there. And it doesn't work that well - it flings goop on some dishes and then the goop hardens during the drying phase - nasty! So we end up doing some of the stuff that was "cleaned" in the dishwasher by hand. I wish I had a newer model! But even though it's far from perfect, I'm glad to have a dishwasher at all since it does save time overall. karazzies 6 years I'm looking to buy a new one to fit in my kitchen that we're renovating. Any suggestions on what brand??? Stainless steel and reasonably priced please... its so hard to choose which one will be a good fit! ElizabethRae 6 years YES! I go through an absurd amount of dishes. Seriously. When I cook a lot I may have to run it once a day or once every other day. And that's just for 2 people! The dishwasher is actually the only thing I am really picky about in the kitchen. There is a right way to load it. My DH is still learning. Stupidasscat 6 years YES oh for the love of all that is tasty yes but only like a month ago the 9+ years before that I was the dishwasher til I finally asked my hubby "how much would you spend to have me NEVER ask you to do the dishes again?" his answer "lets go look" AmberHoney 6 years I have Bosch also and it doesn't waste more water as others have stated, it just the opposite BUT hubby still hand washes the good stuff. allinavhcnerf 6 years i just use it for storing cups lol sofi 6 years A true Godsend and I don't know if I'd manage without it. Growing up, my parents never used theirs so I was used to hand washing. When it was just my husband and I, I liked washing the dishes and hardly used the dishwasher. Two kids later- it's my best friend. frogandprince- I actually think you use less water with a full load in the dishwasher. rainonme224 6 years We have one but its horrible. You have to basically wash the dishes before you put them in there which is pointless. I loved having one when I lived with my parents though. I can't stand washing dishes and watching them pile up. I wish ours worked better!