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    Default serious question: which way does cutlery go in the dishwasher?

    My mum is staying with us for a couple of days and she stacks cutlery in the dishwasher upwards- as in knives are blades up, forks are prongs up, etc. I thought cutlery should go down. She insists that she's got it right. So which one of us is right?

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    Knives blades down. Everything else up

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    My dishwasher has a cutlery tray so you lay them flat so I don't have that problem! But I would assume putting knives up would not be ideal as you would have to grab the blade to pull them out ( not that good knives should be put in the dishwasher!)

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    Mine go in whatever way I grab them of the plates. Some up, some down!

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    Up with sharp blades down. I have tried all down but they don't get fully cleaned.

    I hope your mum is not rehanging your washing as well

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    Always up...don't want the blades to dig into the plastic holder thingy.

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    Forks, spoons etc up sharp knives down. Safety first.

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    I used to put everything up until dp managed to cut is hand open on a butter knife. Now spoons up and forks/knives down

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    I stack with the eating end up so as they clean and drain any residue goes to the handle not the part that goes in your mouth.

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    Everything down, so you just grab the handles and put them in the drawer. Otherwise wouldn't you be touching the eating end of the cutlery?


 

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