Somehow I never seem to load the dishwasher correctly. I've given up trying to learn. No matter how I load it, my husband comes after me and re-loads it. Luckily for me, he doesn't seem to much mind this arrangement. Then again, I bake him cupcakes every week.
If your spouse is like me and doesn't load the dishwasher in the "correct" way, Kathy Maister of Startcooking.com offers some tips on how get them to mend their ways without causing a fight.
Kathy suggests, "By the third time they do it 'not quite the way you think it should be done', gently offer suggestions - with reasons. No-one likes being criticized, but if you use it as a form of education 'By the way, did you know WHY they say you should.......?' you may get away with both your goals: getting it done right and keeping your relationship strong!"
Kathy also explains exactly what the right way is to load a dishwasher. This may settle the debate you've been having about what's better, top or bottom (get your mind out of that bottom rack).
Does your spouse do the dishes wrong? What do you do about it?