Wednesday, January 6, 2010

One of Life's Great Questions

I recently noticed that our dishwasher has a delay button. Why? I can delay my dishwasher by two, four or six hours. Six hours. I have no idea why I'd go through the trouble of loading all of the dishes only to have them clean six hours later. In six hours I have two more loads of dishes ready to be washed. 

I do see the point of delaying the wash for those who might be bothered by the noise of the dishwasher or for those who are worried about the added energy costs of running the dishwasher during the hottest part of the day. I, however, have an incredibly noisy household and while I am most definitely environmentally conscientious, I am also very aware of the fact that my four month old loves to slobber on spoons and then drop them on the floor.


Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

That is a very good question. :)Don't think I have ever used the delay either. I like this blog look! Also liked the one with the cranberry color and the berry looking things.

Jen said...

I use that 2 hour delay button on our dishwasher when I have finished loading it right before I plan to take a shower & get into bed. If I run the dishwasher at the same time that I shower, I run out of hot water and that makes for an unhappy me!