The Correct Way(s) To Load A Dishwasher

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The dishwasher! The perennial optimization problem. Even the chronically untidy have been known to harbor strong opinions on efficient loading technique. But did you know dishwasher manuals actually include photos and illustrations of ideal rack layouts? (Be honest – did you even realize your dishwasher had a manual?)


Joe Clark "downloaded one or more instruction manuals from essentially every dishwasher manufacturer in existence [the above diagram is from a KitchenAid manual]... extracted just the pages or parts thereof that illustrate how to load the dishwasher, and assembled them on Flickr." The resulting album, "How to load the dishwasher," is organizational porn at its finest. It might even help settle some debates in your household.


H/t Kottke



When I first started living with my girlfriend (now wife), I stabbed myself a couple times because she left knives and forks pointy ends up. If that's what's going on here, I cannot abide.