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Dishwasher tablets don't exactly work as well as the manufacturers say they do in the glossy celebrity packed adverts. So you've cooked a beautiful lasagne using only the freshest ingredients. Fresh sheet pasta flown in from Italy, tomatoes from the vine in Tuscany etc. or maybe like me you just bought the ingredients at a local supermarket!
Either way you have prepared, cooked and served a beautiful meal and then it's time to clean up. Now if like so many of us, you may well have the labour saving wonder of a dishwasher to use. They're heaven sent because you just load it up and set it off. Around forty minutes later a load of clean sparkling crockery and cutlery appears as if by magic!
Well thats what is supposed to happen. But wait a minute, whats that on the lasagne dish? It's a bit of stuck on pasta that was supposed to be cleaned when you used brand *** dishwasher tablets with a super new improved best ever formula etc. Well the super improved tablets don't work do they? No, its not just this time, its EVERY time I cook lasagne, scrambled eggs or practically any recipe containing milk or eggs.
Never again have to pre-wash anything...
I don't actually mind that the thing is marked and I have to do it by hand, but I really object to the adverts telling me I'll never again have to pre-wash anything before I put it in the dishwasher if I use their new improved (and more expensive) product!
Too late now as I have had to retrieve the lasagne bowl, soak it for a few hours in HOT soapy water and then rewash it by hand!
If there are any product designers and marketing people out there working for these companies, please take up my offer. One month in my house cleaning up every day crockery from routine cooking and please, bring your cameras along too because Id love to show the truth. Its quite a different story to the shiny advert with the overpaid celebrities and the magic dishwasher tablets!
Look forward to hearing from you real soon (yes I know, maybe thats a bit optimistic?)