Thursday, February 22, 2018

Darla's Discoveries - Tips & Tricks for Around the House


Tip #2: Safety First

Hows That for a Slice of Fried Gold?
Welcome to another household tip for your Thursday! And please forgive my obscure reference to a line from “Sean of the Dead”, one of my favorite movies of all time. It will make sense in the end, I promise. ~grin~ First, let me say I feel blessed to have been born in the Generation X era.

Not only were many modern conveniences becoming commonplace in my youth, my family could generally afford them. And the same can be said for SO and me. At the same time, the wisdom of conservation began to take root in my childhood, which makes me proud.

I do feel environmentalism is now a religion burdened with some true fanatics. Now the consumer takes a back seat to it. I’m not saying that’s all bad, but there are limits.

On that note, I have finally gotten to my tip for the week. ~gets off soapbox~ Are you familiar with the option to run an electric dishwasher cycle without the heat dried finish?

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Save electricity, a few bucks over the (many long) years, and the planet while you’re at it.

But there’s one thing nobody bothered to tell me. That accumulating wetness eventually leads to black mildew at the bottom of your appliance.

I think we can all agree that isn’t healthy. So I implore you to either use the heated dry option on at least a semi regular basis or make a point of sanitizing inside your dishwashing machine now and then.

Are you familiar with the dangers of black mold infiltrating the walls of buildings?

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12 comments:

  1. I've never had a working dishwasher. When I moved in where I live now, there was a dishwasher. I tried to use it, but it would send water all over the floor. My brothers workers fixed it by disconnecting it. (My brother owns this place). Problem solved in their minds. So I wash dishes by hand. It makes sense it might mold if constantly wet in there. Good tip!

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    1. I'm glad you have a safe place to live. ~hugs~ Thank you for all the kind words, and your tireless labor saving cats' lives.

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  2. I use the heat cycle because of this very reason. I don't want black mold anywhere in my home. I would think that leaving the dishwasher open until it dries would be an option. You just have to be careful not to trip over it.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Another problem with leaving the door open is that a cat might get in there. Ugh... Hope you have a great day, too!

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  3. There's energy saving, and then there's ridiculousness. I get washing my clothes in cold water. My dishes? No. You need heat to kill the microorganisms that you don't want ending up in your food. Right?

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    1. Excellent point. Of course, I've read about a need to wash the clothes washing machine to rid it of bacteria. ~grin~ Be well!

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  4. Exposure to black mold is most likely fatal. What an awful way to expire.

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  5. Makes me glad that I don't have a dishwasher :) We had one, but it was portable and kept ruining the faucet from hooking it up so I sold it on craigslist years ago.

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    1. I can't imagine not having one. ~grin~ A portable one sounds terrible, though. Be well!

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  6. Hey...I commented on this yesterday....where did it go. Did you not check it yet to be sure its ok to post? hahaha

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    1. Actually, I don't check comments. Hmmm... Curious. Sorry for the glitch.

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