April 17, 2013 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #609054
Someone told me they wash plastic cups.
I think this is being too thrifty, and have not eaten or drunk anything in their house from non-absolutely-certain-to-be-new items since.
Do you think this is a reasonable thing to do?April 17, 2013 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm #946848ubiquitinParticipant
Im not following your logic. Do you think they are too thrifty? Or that they dont clean their dishes well?
What is the connection between the twoApril 17, 2013 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #946849
Do you think people serving guests in washed disposable dishes is disgusting, or a thrifty way to behave?
Hope that’s clearer. I’m a bit muddled today.April 17, 2013 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #946850🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
It’s ridiculous. If you feel like washing, use glassApril 17, 2013 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #946851Ðash®Participant
It depends on the item. Some plasticware is designed to be washable and others aren’t. Cups that are reusable will have a molded edge rather than a rolled edge.April 17, 2013 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #946852☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
NoApril 17, 2013 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #946853WIYMember
You want to wash your plastic cups that’s your business but serve me in fresh plastic cups plates and utensils!April 18, 2013 12:08 am at 12:08 am #946854commonsenseParticipant
I know of people who wash out paper towel to reuse them.April 18, 2013 1:31 am at 1:31 am #946855
Gamanit, DaasYochid, WIY: Agreed.
Dash: Yes, I mean rolled ones.
commonsense: Where do they dry them?April 18, 2013 1:42 am at 1:42 am #946856squeakParticipant
At least they wash themApril 18, 2013 2:00 am at 2:00 am #946857yaakov doeParticipant
If they wash them and they are clean – what’s the problem. I know people who wash real dishes and never get the grease offApril 18, 2013 3:38 am at 3:38 am #946858commonsenseParticipant
They lay them out or hang them on something to dry.April 18, 2013 3:57 am at 3:57 am #946859popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I don’t get it. If they serve you in washed crystal, you will be fine. But in washed plastic not? I get that you won’t do it in your house and that you think it is crazy, but why would you not drink from a cup simply because they are crazy?April 18, 2013 4:08 am at 4:08 am #946860OneOfManyParticipant
Thrifty? More like convoluted…why buy them and wash them if you can just wash your regular glasses and dispense with the disposables altogether? o.O
I would drink from them though. like popa said.April 18, 2013 4:10 am at 4:10 am #946861MorahRachMember
I never thougt about it before, but yes it does seem pretty gross and I’m not sure why.April 18, 2013 4:13 am at 4:13 am #946862Ðash®Participant
You can always explain to them that the designers of this product focused on the cost of manufacturing rather than reusability, conequently there are crevices that cannot be washed leading to bacteria growth. You could go a step further and show examples of reusable plasticware, these are generally made from harder plastics to prevent absorbtion of food and lack crevices that cannot be cleaned out (althouth they are often treated as disposable).April 18, 2013 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #946863pou_bearMember
I once went to an Israeli family for shabbos, so you can imagine all the chumus, tehina and other Israeli foods we were fed. I was repulsed when I saw the hostess washing out all of our plastic ware. Forks, knives, plates, cups – you name it!
Rest assured, our plates felt quite slimy the next day. Ugh, washing plastic utensils are a big nono.
Most people buy plastic for convenience, the convenience is to throw them out. If your already washing them out why not use regular dishes?April 19, 2013 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm #946864
One assumes that their crystal / china / corelle is washed with soap and water, and then air dried or dried with a clean towel. As Dash pointed out, those items are intended to be washed and do not retain germs as much.
At home, we do occasionally reuse plastic cups during the week, but we write our names on them and would never give one to a guest.
MorahRach: Glad I’m ont the only one.
pou_bear: I’m so sorry you had to go through that.
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