I generally load and unload the dishwasher in my house. Once in a while if I’m not home and there’s dishes hubby tries to be helpful and loads the dishes into the dishwasher. But, he loads it completely the opposite of the way I load it. I load small items, cups and ice cream bowls on the top rack. I load large glasses and plates on the bottom rack. Our silverware holder has eight spots. I start by putting two spoons into each of four of the spots. I load two forks, tines up, into two more of the spots. I load two knives at a time into the last two spots. Then I start adding one piece of silverware at a time into one slot at a time, so that the silverware is dispersed evenly. Forks always go in tines up. Hubby loads silverware anywhere, and puts all of the large ends down into the space. I always think that this makes it harder to clean. He puts ice cream bowls on the bottom, but they’re sideways if they’re down there. I like to put them on top where they’re tilted about 3/4 of the way. We’ve had the same dishwasher for more than sixteen years. After all these years I’ve found that the way I load the dishes is the way they get the cleanest. I don’t want to tell hubby not to help, so instead I just rearrange them before I start the dishes. Do you load the dishwasher a certain way?
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