I casually mentioned that the chips on my white plates were discolored.
I didn’t mention that the backs of my beloved melamine white plates were downright embarrassing.
I was bumfuzzled. My beloved dishwasher was getting them “clean” still. Food and gunk and all were disappearing as always, but anything with a non-shiny white place was looking horrid. Stained.
The dishwasher cleaner helped. The dishwasher itself looked amazingly better and I stopped having the deposits on the tops of my upturned glasses. But the stained plates were too far gone and needed to go.
I bought Plain Jane white plates on Amazon, and forced myself to accept that my plate-holding cabinet is a container and I needed to trade out the old (hideous, but totally usable in case of a desperate situation) plates one for one.
And then, a week-or-so later, I was loading the dishwasher when I suddenly noticed something that had escaped my Slob Vision for far to long.
See that cookie sheet? It’s technically usable. Yes, it’s discolored, but the part that actually touches food is smooth.
But the back side?
And suddenly it hit me that THIS was most likely the culprit in the Case of the Hideously Discolored Plates.
So it’s gone.
I don’t have time in my life (or room in my cabinets) for cookie sheets that can’t go in the dishwasher.
Even if they’re technically usable.
Wondering how in the world I didn’t notice this/make the totally obvious connection sooner? I don’t want to talk about that.
And since I mentioned our new plates, I’m going to link to them (with an affiliate link, of course) here. I love them. Yes, they remind me of church youth group spaghetti suppers, but that’s fine with me. And my kids LOVE them because they’re lightweight. All those fancy-schmancy heavy modern plates we have? The kids are not impressed.--Nony