No, not my hair, god forbid — my plates! The recommendation to switch the setting on my dishwasher from “heat dry” to “air dry” came from a helpful Thistle reader (I forget who it was, but feel free to take credit in the Comments section below). It was an idea that never would have crossed my mind, being yet another function on yet another appliance that doesn’t get noticed until something goes wrong.
Of course, something is going wrong … global warming! (OK, I don’t even think that made sense, but I can’t resist a classic CNN transition.)
Anyway, sure enough, I knelt down today to examine the control panel of my dishwasher and there it was: the button that really should have said, “To save the environment, press here” on it.
So from now on, because my dishes aren’t in a rush to go anywhere, they’ll be dried by nothing but gravity, time and air. Almost sounds poetic, doesn’t it?