Why I Don't Mind Washing Dishes... By Hand

No buildings in sight... just our tree break and prairie grass beyond!

This is the view out my window above the kitchen sink.  While washing dishes, I often plan my day or simply zone out, while gazing at the view and any wildlife (most often pheasant) that may prance by.  

I have never owned a dishwasher, and quite honestly, don't desire one.  I love how sparkly clean my dishes and glasses are... and frankly, I don't think there's an electric dishwasher around that can beat a good old fashioned hand-washing!

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful view! I admit though I would LOVE to have a dishwasher! :)

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  2. There's nothing like a good view out the farm house kitchen window. I have an urban view that I'm working on but it doesn't compare to the wide open spaces you have to look at. My dish washing experience is rinsing dishes and putting them in the dishwasher. Why you ask do I clean them off before the dishwasher? I tell folks that my dishwasher is basically a sanitizer. I do not save energy by turning off the dry cycle. I think that it's important to kill them (I know it's supposed to be those) germs especially with a little five year old petri dish incubating every thing that comes to school.

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  3. I wrote about washing dishes today too!

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  4. Let me borrow the view and I wont mind washing either! ;)

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  5. never owned a dishwasher... what kind of city gal was you???

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  6. I wash some dishes by hand and some using the dishwasher.

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  7. Wonderful view. No wonder you don't mind hand washing the dishes!

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  8. I am SO with you on this - I handwash all my dishes, and use the dishwasher (that was here when we moved in) as a drainboard. Your view is beautiful! But I disagree about not seeing another building..... if you squint and look really, really hard, you can see my house 1000 miles in the distance :)

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  9. You are definitely a better woman then most! And might I say, I'd enjoy doing dishes to that view too :D

    Actually, I kind of already like doing dishes, but I'm just a weird child. LOL

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  10. Hey there ... great view! My last home did not have a dishwasher and I complained ALL THE TIME that I was the only woman in Canada without a dishwasher. Update - now I have a dishwasher and guess what I do ALL THE TIME??? Wash by hand! Have a great day!

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  11. Sometimes I don't mind either and with that view, awesome. I tend to really like my dishwasher as I spent most of my childhood washing lots and lots of dishes. With that to look at it might have been a lot more fun.

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  12. I would do dishes by hand too if I had that view! I do about half of my dishes by hand as I look upon a wooden privacy fence and a potted plant. It's literally 2 and half feet in front of the kitchen window. sigh.....

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  13. I don't think I could give up my dishwasher...I didn't have one for awhile when we were building one time and I got so tired of doing dishes...always dishes in the sink or drying...between a dishwasher and the washing maching...would be a hard choice for me..

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  15. Nice view out your window! My view is the pasture behind the house and a lot of times my boys are out there looking in at me. A fine sight, I don't have a dish washer either, never have, don't need one either! :-)

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  16. I could was a few dishes looking at that view.

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  17. I do have a dishwasher, but not everything can go in it (I mean certain pots and pans, not furniture or dogs or cats or something; not sure why I felt the need to explain that, but you never know and better safe than sorry ;-)), so you could have a dishwasher and still enjoy your beautiful view. But I'm sure there's nothing wrong with doing the dishes by hand.

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  18. No dishwasher? That is a deal breaker with me.
    Come to think of it, anything to do with cleaning I could do without.
    I think I need to go play the lotto......

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  19. We have a dishwasher-brand new. But, two years ago we stopped using it! Not only did our electric bill go down by $30.00 a month, I really feel our dishes etc. are cleaner when done by hand. I run the darn thing about once a month-empty!!

    Your view is so peaceful. When I visit I will help with dinner dihes!
    xo, misha

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  20. That is a gorgeous view to do the washing up with!

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  21. You have never had a dishwasher! Girl! I do both hand wash the big items and watch the rest in the dishwasher, I can't STAND to have dishes in the sink or on the counter.

    But there is something to be said to having your hands in warm soapy water and washing, it almost puts you in a trance.

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  22. There are always a few things each day that I choose to wash by hand. Actually I like the feel of the warm soapy water on my hands as they are a touch arthritic so it's soothing. I don't have a window over my sink though. Oh boo hoo me.

    Di

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  23. I really REALLY wish I could live out in the country... or the edge of town. But that might be a bad idea... I'd zone out all day looking out the window like that. LOL!

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  24. What a lovely view - we look out at our garden which is second best to your view :)

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  25. They would have to pry my dishwasher out of my cold dead hands, LOL, but...

    I would love to have a window in my kitchen.

    What a great view you must have, such beauty.

    PS, the October field of sunflowers in my calender are just lovely.


    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  26. When our new kitchen is finished, I'll have a window looking out to the backyard (which includes the pond area), and I'll also have my bird feeders there. I can't wait. But, guess what... my new kitchen will also have a dishwasher. LOL First time I've ever owned a dishwasher. Oh well, it's by the sink, so I can gaze out the window as I load the dishwasher. ahahaha

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