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"Happy" Flatware

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One of my quirks in the kitchen is not believing in "happy flatware."  Once flatware comes out of the drawer and onto the table I consider it dirty whether it was used or not. Since I am the one who does the dishes, it only impacts me.

Also, I put the flatware handle-up in the dishwasher so that,, even though I just washed my hands, I only have to touch the handles when putting them way.

 

Anyone else who doesn't believe in happy flatware?

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Me neither.  I learn something new every day.

 

I must confess....if we don't use the utensil that I've laid out.....it goes right back in the drawer.

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I'll wash unused utensils.  They all go into the DW business side up, except steak knives. I think they get cleaner that way. 

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1 hour ago, blue_dolphin said:

It is something like this? 

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Not if you put them in the dishwasher handle up.

 

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4 hours ago, Shelby said:

I must confess....if we don't use the utensil that I've laid out.....it goes right back in the drawer.

 

That's what happy flatware is.  I guess it comes from "happy I don't have to wash it," but I don't know for sure

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If it's not used, it goes back in.  If I can't remember (because I've taken something out, got distracted, moved to do something else, came back, no clue where I was in the process), then it gets washed.  I find that I go through a whole 5 piece/8 person set (40 individual forks, knives, spoons) quickly enough, that I can't be wasting unused silverware.  I also don't care if I touch the eating part or the handle of the silverware when I am putting it away.

 

I think the only time I would concern myself to that degree is if I was caring for/feeding someone in the following categories: immuno-suppressed, severe food allergy, currently ill, getting over being ill..........um, that's all I can think of right now.

 

Beyond that, nah.

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3 minutes ago, blbst36 said:

I think the only time I would concern myself to that degree is if I was caring for/feeding someone in the following categories: immuno-suppressed ...

 

My DW has a compromised immune system, not severe, but compromised.  Although I was an engineer by profession,  I think my awareness of public food service safety also influences me in my home.

 

My leadership role in a volunteer kitchen feeding 80 renaissance faire re-enactors is why I started studying California Food Service laws. Since we are not selling to the public I am not required to comply; common sense dictates that I should, and I do as best I can. If you're interested in more info on my ren faire cooking here's the Link.

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Another reason to bless the dishwasher.

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