Want but can't has thread

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Cloo, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    Why can't I find the perfect pair of dungarees? :mad::(
     
  2. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

  3. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    A fucking dishwasher :mad: :(
     
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  4. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    I've never had one - are they worth the space?
     
  5. izz

    izz Madam, to you. :-P.

    Definitely. There'd be constant conflict in our house without one.
     
  6. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I'm at work all day, pick up the girl, do bath, bedtime, make my tea, then have to stand and wash up. I'd love a machine to do it for me and let me sit down for a bit.
     
  7. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Washing machines, dishwashers and hoovers are the only truly essential household appliances.
     
  8. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Definitely. Apart from the cost of buying them, they are cheap to run and apparently more efficient in water/energy use than washing up in a sink. Great if you work long hours as you just chuck the mucky stuff in and run it whenever its full.

    Agree with the first two, but I'm not convinced that a hoover is essential. Or at least as far as my frequency of hoovering is concerned. :hmm:
     
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  9. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    is there anywhere you could squeeze a tiny one into? are they expensive? I've never looked...
     
  10. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I don't like /tolerate dust - and its my son's job to actually hoover.
     
  11. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    No. It takes as long to load and unload the fuckers as it would to simply wash the pots, and half the stuff you put in a dishwasher won't even get cleaned properly.
     
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  12. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    There are 5 of us so stacks of washing up. And everyone seems to have numerous cups and glasses on the go. Would be an hour a day to wash up and dry. Fuck that. If there are 3 or less of you and you are frugal with plates etc, might be less worthwhile.
     
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  13. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Fair enough. I loathe hoovering so do it as seldom as possible. A dustpan and brush is enough for most things (all hard flooring here).
     
  14. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Don't think I could live without washing machine. Vacuum cleaner slightly optional...but dog just going into moult so this position will change (again) very soon. Dishwasher - why else have a spouse?
    Thinking about it - we do split washing jobs right down the line - I do the laundry, he does the washing up.
    I suspect if we did have a dishwasher, it would basically end up as another (less accessible) kitchen stuff storage cupboard...unlike the easily accessed draining board.
     
  15. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    It takes no time at all to load and unload. If you load the machine properly everything comes out sparkly clean - at least with the dishwasher that I've got.
     
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  16. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    when you're clearing up after several it makes a massive difference in my recent experience. i've never had one but seriously considering it now...
     
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  17. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    You won't regret it - they're a godsend.

    The machine I've got is a half-size one, and on average I run a couple of loads a week (I live by myself though). I guess if you've got several people in a house then a full-sized one would be better if you've got room.
     
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  18. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Don't be daft, Frank.
     
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  19. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I think he's been deliberately difficult today. :hmm:
     
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  20. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    He's being silly. He's bored, I think.
     
  21. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    no chance, would have to be half sized they look bigger than i imagined tbf.
     
  22. izz

    izz Madam, to you. :-P.

    can't you knock down a wall or something ?
    :D
     
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  23. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    nope, ish.
     
  24. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    This is going to make me sound mad, but go and look at one and take one of your dinner plate and a saucepan you usually use. The half sized ones have different set ups internally and some you can't get big plates in, or the saucepans go in at a weird angle and mean you can't get anything else in. The same size experiment doesn't have the same size interior.

    This is lesson I learned in practice ;)
     
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  25. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    The one I've got is 445mm wide if that helps.
     
  26. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    certainly nothing doing now. need to purge the cupboards before i can see if i could steal any space. which will take a while :oops:
     
  27. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Maybe if i got a dishwasher i'd cook more. does it work like that?
     
  28. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    yeah, your floorspace is tighter than ours. sucks :mad:
     
  29. izz

    izz Madam, to you. :-P.

    This is not remotely mad, this is entirely and absolutely sensible. I'd advise doing it for normal-sized machines also. We have some plates a bit too wide to stand up straight.
     
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  30. izz

    izz Madam, to you. :-P.

    Yes, if that works as justification for you, but seriously, they are just the poodle's plums and I hope I never have to live without one.
     
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