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Old 11-23-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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From all the homes of our family and friends in Puerto Rico, I don't remember seeing a single one of them having a dishwasher in the kitchen. What is the particular reason for this?
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:10 AM
 
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I would imagine lack of room is one of them.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:12 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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They, like me, have mobile dishwashers who like to go outside and play once in awhile.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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NAH I don't think it's lack of room. I believe it is just that a dishwasher has never been an appliance to have in PR. It is not something you normally use in the kitchen, the dishes are done by everybody manually.
Maybe it's a cultural thing; can't tell you why, but that's the way it is.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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Yup. It's something that never stuck. It is mainly for a lack of room: "why have such a big appliance for something you can do yourself?" Also, past PR's never trusted dishwashers to finish the job correctly. Heck, my wife (32) would never use it to actually wash anything, only for storage of wet things. So the new generation do not care for it. Finally, a lack of money. It is cheaper to buy sponges and liquid than a machine that will require repairment or replacement.

I have only seen then here on the island at hotels.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Many of the houses also do not have hot water heaters. My shower had the electric shower head heater; there was no giant tank outside or anything. None of the faucets had hot water obviously. To wash dishes I used to heat up a kettle and then mix it with soap in the sink, it wasn't the quickest process.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Many of the houses also do not have hot water heaters. My shower had the electric shower head heater; there was no giant tank outside or anything. None of the faucets had hot water obviously. To wash dishes I used to heat up a kettle and then mix it with soap in the sink, it wasn't the quickest process.
That is because there is no natural gas service anywhere on the island; only options are electric, propane, heat pump, or solar. My maternal grandpa/grandma's house has a solar water heater on the roof, while my paternal grandma's house has a miniature electric storage water heater by Bradford White.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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They, like me, have mobile dishwashers who like to go outside and play once in awhile.
I had 5 of them. never ever broke down either. Cost a little more to operate.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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I had 5 of them. never ever broke down either. Cost a little more to operate.
LOL I didn't catch up until now. Very funny.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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I lived in a house with a dishwasher when growing up in San Juan, but my mother (RIP) never trusted them to clean the dishes thoroughly.

On the other hand, there are plenty of homes in PR with bidets, something that I haven't seen in the continental US.
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