What do you mean by pre-wash? Isn't this the same as washing it
before putting into dishwasher ? In any case I wonder how you
prevented the food particles from getting by the pump.
Last I wonder if anyone else has my experience or not?
Probably go this route because the wife likes a dish rack. I agree
with some, that it's a bit of an eye sore and may waste water when
compared to a "new" dishwasher but life is better if I make the wife
happy. Most of the time we hand wash dishes for just 2 people and
just use the dishwasher for company or just to give it a run. That
may explain why at 15 yrs old, it still runs fine.
Thanks to all for the help / replies !!!
If you intend to place glassware or any other items that can chip or
break easily into the rack, I wonder if stainless steel is a convenient
choice. Seems you would need to be very slow and gentle both when
loading and unloading a stainless steel rack to prevent
damage/destruction of fragile items. Plastic is less expensive, lighter
in weight, less likely to damage your fragile items, and less likely to
scratch the counter top.
We men often CAN be "civilized".
I once heard a speaker say: "Let me answer the question always asked by the
women in the audience: 'Why are all the good men married?' The answer is
simple. It's marriage that makes them good. In looking for a husband, your
best choice, believe it or not, is a man who has been married before. He's
What are your odds for ech of the following?
1. He's a widower.
2. He'll treat you the same way he treated the one
who couldn't tolerate it and left.
3. He couldn't tolerate her but he was too stupid
to see what he was getting into.
4. He couldn't tolerate her because he's impossible to please.
The only one of those you want is the first and I'm not available.
I still miss her too much.
The real reason "all the good men" are married (besides being an extreme
exaggeration) is that the bad ones don't marry or don't stay married
After the christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed
Well, the alternatives of plastic and/or SS given, I'll throw out I just
used a paint-on "dishwasher rack repair" coating on the joints of the
(very) old DW rack and it seems to be holding up after a week or so
since. If it'll stand the DW cycle for a while, surely it would handle
the hand rack almost indefinitely I'd think.
I couldn't find it locally (this is a small market locale so that wasn't
surprising) but Ace Hdwe has it on the web site and will ship to a local
store for no charge. It was about $8 iirc -- of course for an
inexpensive counter rack that may be a wash (so to speak :) ); for a
$100+ replacement DW rack it seems worth a go...
BTW, the instructions say to remove rust to bare metal before recoating;
being's as that's essentially impossible in a welded joint area as is
where the rust generally starts I instead removed any loose rust, etc.,
cleaned w/ acetone to remove any grease and used a paint-on cold
galvanizing treatment first to stabilize the rust.
I didn't try it since it was for the DW but I'd also think one of the
tool handle dip or paint-on plastic coating products would work just
fine as a repair, too...
(This is a.h._r_ after all... :) )
We use a plastic rack - several years old now as well as a 5 yr old
dishwasher. My wife puts the rack in the dishwasher every couple of
months to clean the rack. Our big problem is rust on the lower level
rack in the dishwasher. I keep looking for old thrown-out
dishwashers, but no luck yet. May have to buy one (shudder).
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