Now that I’ve got a dishwasher, I’ve been making sure I have two of everything. Unless you’re a water-wasting Wally enviro-bastard, the cardinal rule of the dishwasher is only to run it when it’s full, so I’ve bought some extra cutlery so that in a typical week, I can run it every second day.
I’ve also solved a little mystery, that of the dishwasher stopping midway through the cycle and complaining that something, somewhere, is in a condition of “U1”.
I should have followed Marita and Andrew’s advice from the start and spurned the Morning Fresh brand dishwashing tablets. I’ve used their dishwashing liquid for years, so it seemed logical at the time. But now I’ve tried Finish. And by golly where MF caused the machine to give-up halfway through, with Finish it… uhhh… finishes.
May the Gods of consumer appliances be praised.