When the dishwasher is full, as per Paul Sturrock. In this definition "full" means that the next meal would cause the dishwasher to be overloaded. Snacks do not count as meals. Exceptions are also made for resource asymmetries, such as when all the spoons are used up for some reason.
Except at present when the dishwasher is disconnected, waiting for the new counter top and plumbing to be installed. Since washing the dishes now includes carrying them down to the basement and using the laundry tub, the rule reverts to a version of the Paul Wheaton rule, namely "after the evening meal".
Me too - immediately after dinner (which is the only time I get to eat at home) because I stop by the kitchen in the morning to get an apple or something like that from the fridge, and I absolutely can't stand the sight of dirty dishes at that time of the day!
Jim, you probably don't know why the ironing board has a pointy end either.
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The point isn't a problem, but that fin-like thing on the underside at the other end makes it hard to lay flat. I can't figure out why they designed it like that. [ April 23, 2007: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
Originally posted by Bear Bibeault: Dog food and potato starch are the worst.
The annoying thing about potato crud on pans (for example, after boiling some potatoes) is that it is the same colour as the washing up bubbles meaning I often don't spot that there's some I missed during the washing up. I then finish washing up, dry the pan and then realise that it still has potato around the edge and needs washing again. Grrrr [ April 24, 2007: Message edited by: Dave Lenton ]
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton: The annoying thing about potato crud on pans ...
And the really really annoying thing is that if you miss it and put the pan through the dishwasher, it ends up getting baked onto the pan during the drying cycle and requires a jackhammer to remove. Spume is even worse. [ April 24, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Originally posted by Bear Bibeault: And the really really annoying thing is that if you miss it and put the pan through the dishwasher, it ends up getting baked onto the pan during the drying cycle and requires a jackhammer to remove.
Unfortunately I'm the dishwasher in my household . The Evil Potato still finds a way to turn into concrete at every possible opportunity though. If only mashed potato didn't taste so damn good......