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My Dishwasher Is What's Wrong With Capitalism

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Peter Dreier

Today's appliances -- like many consumer products -- are built to break. It is not a matter of consumers mistreating their products. It is designed to maximize corporate profits. This is a concept called "planned obsolescence."

Escaped Jail Inmate Found Hiding Inside A Dishwasher

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 04.15.2016 | Crime

A Texas county jail inmate who escaped custody while receiving treatment in a hospital was found in the dishwasher of his girlfriend's apartment in bo...

7 Things You Never Thought To Clean In The Dishwasher

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.14.2016 | HuffPost Home

Ahh, the dishwasher. We know it as one of the kitchen's biggest time-saving luxuries. But what you may not know is that the dishwasher cleans much mo...

Lessons Learned From Dirty Dishes

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 02.26.2016 | Divorce
Heather Gillis-Harris

One of the things I miss most since getting divorced is my dishwasher. My new rental home doesn't have one.

The One Mistake You're Probably Making When You Load the Dishwasher

PureWow | Posted 02.09.2017 | HuffPost Home

You've spent hours preparing a delicious meal, and now your dishwasher can do the dirty--er, clean--work. But the machine can't quite do its job if yo...

"The Zezimas' 2015 Christmas Letter"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.22.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spi...

Sneaky Dog Rules The World At Hide And Seek

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.15.2015 | Weird News

Don't play hide and seek with this adorable pooch. You'll never win. Ever. A hilarious photograph posted to Reddit on Monday shows the cheeky 13-year-...

Dishes Your Life

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.28.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As the very model of the modern mixed-up man, I have long been baffled by one of the great mysteries of domestic life: If a dishwasher washes dishes, ...

Here Are All The Dishwashing Tips You Never Knew (But Will Never Forget)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.19.2015 | HuffPost Home

Kiss your dishwashing woes goodbye forever.

11 Things You Didn't Know You Shouldn't Put In The Dishwasher

Epicurious | Posted 08.04.2016 | HuffPost Home

The beauty of a dishwasher is that you can just toss everything in it after dinner, let it run, and sit back and relax, right? Unfortunately, that's not exactly the case. The rough cycle that gets your plates and bowls sparkling clean can do some kitchen equipment more harm than good.

Here's Why You Should NEVER Wash Your Dishes By Hand

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Lazy dish washers, your day has come. A recent Consumer Reports writeup shores up the argument that you should never, ever wash your dishes by hand. J...

A Guide To Loading Basically Every Type Of Dishwasher That Exists

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 02.06.2015 | Taste

Stop doing it wrong.

"A Chore Thing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima The late, great humorist Erma Bombeck once said, "Housework, if you do it right, can kill you." Since I am still alive, thanks to my...

What Really Happens To Leftover Food In Your Dishwasher?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.25.2014 | HuffPost Home

File this under the more you know. Thanks to the geniuses who put a GoPro camera inside a dishwasher, we now know the magic that happens when we he...

13 Fascinating Facts That Will Change The Way You Perceive Your Dishwasher

Foodbeast | Posted 11.17.2014 | Taste

Other than stacking dirty dishes and cups into your washer and pushing a few buttons, do you really know much about your dishwashing unit?

An Open Letter to the Mysterious Stranger Who Loaded the Dishwasher

Susannah Lewis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Susannah Lewis

When I arrived home from church last night, I was shocked to see that the sink wasn't cluttered with plates crusted in ketchup or cups stained with sour organic chocolate milk.

So, This Is What Really Goes On Inside A Dishwasher

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

Behind a closed door, a Go-Pro camera captured the mysterious mechanics of Mr. Clean's biggest foe: the dishwasher. In this pristine Hero 3 Go-Pro...

Reengineering the Kitchen: Lessons From a Manufacturing Expert

John Carrier | Posted 06.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
John Carrier

I help factories become more productive by refining the way they operate. Small improvements over time can lead to big changes in the long term. But it wasn't until I arrived home late and exhausted from a trip that I realized I needed to use these same principles at home.

12 Times You Were Better Off Not Having A Dishwasher

Posted 01.31.2014 | Taste

Hand washing dishes doesn't seem so bad anymore.

Dealing With Life's Leftovers

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In times past, most people heated their houses using fireplaces, stoves and coal furnaces. Some people still do. It makes no difference which of these forms of heating one uses, there are always ashes or clinkers to get out of the house and hauled away without leaving a mess behind.

How To Load A Dishwasher Like A Brilliant Genius

Posted 10.17.2013 | Taste

There can be a method to your madness, and it will earn you clean plates.

Gender Traitor? Guess What This Dad Wants for Father's Day

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

In many ways, our home is where gender stereotypes come to die. I'm a balding stay-at-home father with a Yorkie, so I've been making ego adjustments for many years now.

Which Is Better For The Environment: Washing Dishes By Hand Or The Dishwasher?

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Anyone who's ever watched a teenager (grudgingly) wash one fork at a time when it's their turn to do the dinner dishes has thought "I wonder if that's really the most efficient use of our resources."

How to Avoid 5 Costly Home Appliance Mistakes

Mark C. Miller | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Mark C. Miller

Surprises can be fun, but not when they involve breakdowns, costly repairs, and big bills from plumbers or electricians. Here are some simple ways to avoid making costly mistakes with your appliances

The Real Debbie Downer: An Interview With SNL's Rachel Dratch

Avital Andrews | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Rachel Dratch, best known for her Debbie Downer character on Saturday Night Live, recently volunteered her comedic talents for a televised public-service announcement.