[QUOTEI]'ve never had a dishwasher and only operated one once in my entire 54 years.[/quote]
I hate dishwashers. I can clean up a kitchen quicker and better without one. Even when I run it, I still need to run water in the sink to clean counters, stove top, things that won't go in the DW. It's a "labor saving" device that is soooooooo overrated, I think anyhow. On the other hand, some people can't stand long enough at the sink to do the dishes or there is some other reason they can't typically do it all by hand, for them it's a different case. I figure what the heck, if I'm running the DW anyhow I might as well throw the stainless cookware in.
Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..