Well, it's just like the title says.
I refuse to hand wash 'em.
They are wooden, not too terribly nice (e. g. not the fancy-shmancy lacquered kind).
We have a space in the silverware caddy where we've put a plastic holder (it's actually the cover for a teeny Tupperware cube). But the plastic holder is too small, so sometimes the chopsticks fall through. Open the bottom of the dishwasher too quickly, and you'll break a chopstick.
Now, these things are cheap so it's not a huge deal. But I would rather not destroy them all the same. In the meantime, we use chopsticks a lot. Not on soup. That's just weird. But we will eat salad, for example, with chopsticks. Just like the heathens that we are.
Hence I come to you, gentle A2Kers, with some burning questions:
- How can we better wash the chopsticks without suffering so much chopstick attrition?
- Is it possible to eat pudding with chopsticks? If so, please explain. Diagrams or a YouTube video would be most helpful.
- Did the dinosaurs have chopsticks? Or is that a vestige of their tiny hands? Are chopsticks responsible for the great dinosaur demise/rise of the mammals? Do we owe our very existence to chopsticks?
- If a chopstick falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, will it still break in my dishwasher?
- Could chopsticks cure cancer, or be the fountain of youth, or end our dependence on foreign oil? Please explain your theory, using chopsticks and crayons. Be sure to show all your work.
Thank you in advance, A2Kers. I know I can count on you.