Sometimes it feels like the kitchen is the heart of the house... and the dishwasher is the heart of the kitchen. Battle with the dishwasher and the counters will stay clean. If the counters stay clean then the table will stay clean. If the table stays clean then the kitchen floor will stay clean. If the kitchen is clean then the house seems to stay clean too.
If I do nothing else all day long... the dishwasher is the one thing I will battle with.
Being sick all winter and then being gone has really made for a large cleaning project. Again.