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My Dishwasher

Plates and bowls, cups and glasses, filling up each tray;

Big spoons, little spoons, knives & forks, they weigh you down each day.

You work so hard week in, week out, cleaning up our wares

Sometimes more than once a day, you’re the dishwasher that cares.

I feed you well I’d like to think,

You keep me sane and from the sink.

So, especially for you I supply the very best,

The ones that do the greatest job & stand up to the test.

Your task, it isn’t easy, the water here is hard!

Luckily you like a challenge & are always on your guard.

Exfoliate with salt, followed by a cleaner,

A little lemon to aid the rinse, then a liquitab for dinner.

A perfect ‘Finish’ to your day, my hardworking friend,

A member of the family for whom this ode is penned.


As you can tell, we (me!) would be absolutely lost without our dishwasher, with 7 of us in our household it is not unusual for it to be on twice a day. With that in mind and the fact that we have very hard water, it is important to use quality dishwasher products, it pays on the long run, cheaper alternatives combined with hard water can result in needing to replace appliances more frequently.

I always use Finish products in my dishwasher, they provide me with the best results, and keep my machine running to the best of it’s ability, considering the condition of the water in our area. If you have hard water in your area, you should take a few minutes to read this hard water information page, it dispels quite a few myths!


The lovely people at Finish kindly supplied me with some complimentary products to use in my dishwasher, and not only that, they have given me a second bundle to give away to one of you!!

To be in with a chance of winning these great products, all you have to do is:

Click HERE & like Simply Homemade on Facebook

Click HERE & like Finish on Facebook

Comment below to let me know that you have entered.

Best of luck!





  1. Niamh

    Liked. Coming up to that time when all the products need to be stocked up so would love this prize xx

  2. Done. Great prize (I am officially old!)

    1. You & me both!! Best of luck 🙂

  3. Done and done, very best of luck to all!

  4. Suzanne O'Grady


  5. I need these in my life. Been using stores own brand and they’re crap compared!!

    1. Agree, it’s a joyous day when these are on special offer, nothing other than these will even dissolve in my dishwasher! Best of luck 🙂

  6. Caroline lavelle

    Done 😉 👌

  7. Joan

    Done! Great prize! Dishwasher is always in the go here too!!!

    1. Imagine if we didn’t have dishwashers :O Doesn’t bear thinking about. Best of luck!

  8. Sharyn

    Entered! X

  9. Trish Dunne

    Sparkle an shine,,

  10. Done and crossing fingers here now; I lived for two years without the dishwasher and now that I have one again I LOVE it, and finish products are great!

    1. 2 years!! :O You deserve a medal too for that, best of luck 🙂

  11. Is it wrong that I got excited by this prize 😉

    1. Not at all 😉 Best of luck!

  12. Alison

    my dishwasher is indispensable so definitely entering this competition!!

  13. i replaced the dishwasher last year but I don’t treat it it as well as I should. Let me give it a finish treat 🙂

    1. Best of luck, your dishwasher deserves a nice treat! 🙂

  14. Great prize. We finally have a dishwasher again. Makes life much easier!

    1. Oh it sure does 🙂 Best of luck!

  15. Marguerite

    Great prize 🙂

  16. Catherine Britton

    Done & done-thanks Nicola! Would love this prize 😃

  17. Liked. I’m a divil for forgetting about salt for my dishwasher. I’m told it still needs it even though I’m in a soft water area. Would love to win this.

    1. Oh me too, my dishwasher ends up with flashing lights for a week or two before I add salt or rinse aid….Best of luck 🙂

  18. Debbie O'Brien

    Entered, hard water is d bain of my life, could do with shared in a salt mine!
    Ps love ur blog 😃

    1. Thank you Debbie 😀 The water is a feckin curse! Best of luck!

  19. Deb

    My dishwasher is also a member of the family!

    1. I may have mourned the loss of my previous dishwasher….for all of two days….I got over it when it’s replacement arrived, who fit in straight away 😉 Best of luck!

  20. This would be great to win as we just got a new dishwasher – yay no more wrinkly hands 😂

    1. Yippee!! I bet you don’t know yourself 🙂 Best of luck!

  21. Moi

    Love the poem 🙂
    Finish is the only thing we use here too. Tried cheaper alternatives but they don’t clean as well. Dee (It begins with a verse)

    1. Thank you Dee 🙂 Cheaper alternatives won’t even dissolve in my dishwasher, nothing beats Finish it seems. Best of luck!

  22. Would love to win these, dishwasher tablets are so pricey and it would be nice to have non lidl/aldi ones for a change

    1. They are v expensive and have become such a necessity! Best of luck 🙂

  23. I can’t see my original comment… I was trying to match you with a wee ditty, but I failed miserably on both accounts!! I’d love to win this, as a family slightly bigger than yours, our dishwasher is a hardworking beast (but most beloved by me)

    1. I’d love to see your ditty Emily – that sounds so rude!!-lol 😀 I bet your dishwasher and my dishwasher would love afternoon tea together, they’d lament the days they arrived in our kitchens! 😉 Best of luck!

  24. Similar to Emily (without the ditty) my dishwasher never stops, its the heart of the home, we inherited it with the house and before us a single guy lived here – I bet its cursing the day we moved in!! Would love to win this 🙂

    1. LOL Clare, your dishwasher needs some tea and sympathy too 😉 Best of luck!

  25. I love your poem! We also have very hard water and an awful dishwasher. would love to win. 😊

    1. Hard water is a curse! Best of luck 🙂

  26. Olivia Cullen

    liked x

  27. claremcnally01

    Done 😊

  28. Caroline lavelle

    Just checked press and I’m running low…… FINGERS crossed

  29. colette hackett

    Done & done…xx

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