How Often Do You Run Your Dishwasher?

How Often Do You Run Your Dishwasher?

Allison Verdoorn
Feb 24, 2011

I'm sure you are all aware of the Great Dishwasher Debate, always a delightful topic after a dinner party. Many would contend that a well loaded, eco-friendly dishwasher saves water over doing your dishes by hand. But this creates a problem for our 2 person household: by the time our dishwasher is well loaded with rinsed dishes it STINKS. We just don't make enough dishes to run it often enough to avoid the smell. So, how often do you run your dishwasher?

Yes, we rinse our dishes to avoid food particles and we leave the dishwasher open after each load to let it dry out to avoid the moldy smell but we still can't seem to make dishes fast enough to run it as often as it needs to run to avoid it getting smelly. And yes, we've had it looked at; there is nothing wrong with it and there is nothing growing inside.

I've come to the conclusion that a fresh smelling dishwasher is a thing of balance. It is run often enough to not only keep the dishes clean but itself clean.

How often do you run your dishwasher to keep it sparkling?

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