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Old 09-06-2005, 10:10 PM   #21
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How'd I miss this thread? I guess I was busy cleaning up after cooking dinner.

I hate washing my V-Slicer. I usually cut myself washing it. I also hate cleaning the coffemaker and the toaster.

But worst of all, the stove and hood.
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:14 PM   #22
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know what works the best on the stove and hood......palmolive dish soap.......
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:18 PM   #23
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Wouldn't it have been nice if we had caught on a little earlier? I really didn't seem to understand that I didn't have to take care of everyone. Perhaps I'm a little thickheaded in some things.
No not thick headed, you're probably like me, taught to do "woman's work" Then all of a sudden 4 kids later I realized, hey wait a minute, who wrote these rules??? A woman???Don't think so...MY two boys, both know how to cook, and where dirty clothes go, and that changing a diaper or feeding the baby isn't just my JOB!!! Once they got over the shock, they are both darn good hubbies and uncles My daughters, just seemed to KNOW from about 2, my job your job our shared jobs Ahhhh
And they say womans work is never done
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:27 PM   #24
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Thumbs down Turkey Baster

TURKEY BASTER!!!!!!

Why of why can't I get that thing clean! (Um, one reason is probably because I used it once to fill up my spice jars. Seemed like a good idea at the time, after a few glasses of wine ) The cinnamin never did wash out. I'll think of it as a gadget I use once a year for the big bird, then give it to my friends for their next Kareokee (sp) party. Or - use once - throw away.

The other would be my big broiler/roaster. Again, after making the big bird, can't get the tin foil & all the other stuff soaked off for days.
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:58 AM   #25
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Another kitchen thing I avoid is unloading the dishwasher! Especially the knive, forks and such...I really dislike re-washing the dishes after DH, who insists on hand washing, which is fine, but he doesn't run his hand over the plate surface to see if anything like cheese is left behind I bet you all know how hard some cheese is to dislodge HUH?

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oh I completely understand kadesma. I HATE unloading the dishwasher! I don't know why, it's not difficult...i just don't like doing it. I don't have a DH, but I have a boyfriend I live with...(can I call him DB?) who does the same thing! he either leaves the dishes in the sink, or handwashes them, but they aren't REALLY clean and I have to rewash them. then he gets offended and teases me that his cleaning isn't good enough. or if he does put them in the dishwasher they are all crooked or just tossed in and then you can't fit as much in the dishwasher. I won't bring that up since I'm just happy they actually make it in the dishwasher, so I just move them around a bit.

licia- i LOVE what you did when you came home to a sink full of dirty dishes after being gone! nothing bugs me more then going to visit my parents for a few days and returning to a messy kitchen/apartment (espeically when I clean it before hand). That happened to me once too, but thankfully things have changed and the dishes are usualy clean and put away!

i do not understand why it is so difficult to put something in the dishwasher after eating? to me it is much harder to let the dishes sit, and then clean them after all the food has settled.

Anyway the things I hate cleaning are the food processer, graters, knives, my huge wood cutting board, and any huge pot for soups or pasta. The water just seems to get all over me and my floor.
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:00 AM   #26
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everything in the kitchen !!!!!!
haha I'm with middie on this one! :-)
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:02 AM   #27
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Pots and pans. Basically, any large items. They are awkward in the sink. Take up too much room in the dish drainer. I would rather was a zillion bowls than several pots and pans.
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Old 09-07-2005, 02:43 AM   #28
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My sister gave me something that really helps with washing things in the sink. A little brush that holds dishwashing liquid. I use it on frying pans, things I consider too large to go in the dw, or just bulky things. I've even used it to clean the sink if I had something greasy or dirty. I think they came from Walmart or Big Lots. She brought me several and I have given some of them away. I almost never have to wash anything in dishwater anymore. It is so much easier to wash the big things as soon as I've used them and put them away. I don't have to run the dw as often either and my pots don't get the discoloration from the dw.
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Old 09-07-2005, 08:16 AM   #29
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I can't stand washing dishes. When I was single at my last apt before my wife and I moved in together, I had a sink full of dirty dishes. When I moved I just threw them out instead of washing them

I am much better now, especially since we have a dishwasher

Now there are really only two things I hate cleaning, the food processor and my fat mop. The FP is a pain, but at least it can go in the dishwasher. It takes up so much space in there though. The fat mop can go in the dishwasher too, but it never seems to get clean no matter what I do.
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Old 09-07-2005, 08:58 AM   #30
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GB, have you ever considered using a bunch of herbs instead?
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