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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-21-2014, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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I so dislike washing cat plates

We have 3 cats and we do not free feed. I feed them 3 times per day wet food so three times a day I must wash 3 plates/bowls. Am I the only one who really dislikes doing this? (I am tempted to be lazy and use recyclable paper plates).
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I use our regular plates. They go in the dishwasher with everything else.
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-21-2014, 09:23 PM
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Ditto. 3 bowls 3x a day = 9 bowls per day. Plus 3 spoons each day.

I do mine in the dishwasher, but it still grates on me sometimes. I do dishes once a day and the majority in each load are cat dishes. I have a fork, a plate, a cup, and MAYBE a spoon.
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Sometimes I feel that way but I have a bunch of them. I am ashamed to admit I am using pie tins and sometimes little glass bowls. The bowls can go in the dishwasher but not the other.
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My parent's house doesn't have a dishwasher, and Sassy gets fed like 6 or so times a day (she's spoiled and is fed small meals on demand more or less), same as Peace before her. We always just gathered all the dishes (designated glass or metal cat dishes) up at the end of doing dishes in the evening, and after washing all the people dishes, simply submerge them in the water, drain the water, and then just let them soak with the soapy water remaining in the bowls, and returning later to basically just rinse them out. It's super quick/easy. I'm not sure how they'd go about it with an electric dishwasher.
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It's been driving my crazy too...it seems there are always cat and dog dishes in the sink soaking. My dishwasher only gets run about once every 6-7 days, so they get hand washed the rest of the time. They don't really fit well anyway.

So...I just bought a dozen cheap white plates that will fit nicely into the dishwasher. I haven't starting using them yet...tomorrow I need to take the price labels off them. If they work out well, I'll figure out the optimum number to have so that I can just use the dishwasher and buy I'll more if I need to.


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We have a separate scrubber for cat dishes, bottles of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide, and three stainless steel plates. 3x/day the kittens are fed and they know to eat then. When all three leave the food area, the dishes are picked up and rinsed, scrubbed, and disinfected right away. The water dishes are washed with our dinner dishes. Once a week, the dishwasher goes on and everything goes through. Do I enjoy doing cat dishes three times a day....not really, but I love my babies so ..... If only I could teach them to wash their dishes instead of just play in the water!

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Yeah it's not fun but it's still easier to clean dishes for two cats than it would be for two husbands.
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Yeah it's not fun but it's still easier to clean dishes for two cats than it would be for two husbands.
You got that right!!
( even 10 cats...!) :p

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Shuddering at the thought of two husbands..

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