Hi, friends! Advice and recommendation post!
I’ve only been in a functional dishwasher situation for about 2 years, and I (stupidly) didn’t use the dishwasher much until about 6 months ago. I was pretty dishwasher-averse because the only time I rented and had a dishwasher it was such a piece of old shit that gross things would happen. I’d run it and then when unloading find green bean chunks in the drain… despite not eating green beans on any of the dishes I’d put in there. Things like that.
Question – do I need to rinse dishes before going in there? I was at a cousin’s house a few days ago and she doesn’t even rinse at all. I don’t wash the dishes before going in the dishwasher, but I rinse off chunks. Sometimes things soak for a while in the sink before going in there.
In my head I feel like if I don’t rinse off, eventually it’s going to clog up and then I’ll have a big and stinky problem.