A genius tip that’s a total game-changer
Anyone who grew up washing and drying dishes by hand, knows that owning a dishwasher is one of the miracles of modern life—no rubber gloves, no soap, no dish towels. While most of us who are lucky enough to own a dishwasher would happily never touch a dish towel again, there’s one reason they can come in very handy, especially if you own a dishwasher.
Normally, when the dishwasher is finished with its cycle, someone (you, typically) comes along and empties it, putting all the dishes, silverware, and kitchen gadgets back where they belong. Sometimes, though, life gets in the way and there’s only enough time to grab a clean coffee mug to use for your morning cup while you sit and do the crossword puzzle. However, if someone pulls out just a few clean dishes, leaving the dishwasher half empty (or half full!) it can lead to confusion and inevitably someone will start loading dirty dishes in with the clean ones, and the whole cycle will need to start again—unless you have a dish towel.
resource: Food & Wine Melissa Locker J