When my family got a dishwasher that work in the late 1980s, I thought my plate washing days were over. I believed in the promise of the dishwasher as portrayed in dishwasher soap commercials at the time. Why rinse? Lemons will eat all your food! Well not in my house. My family did not trust these claims and in my opinion we just wound up washing the dishes twice for the convenience of a dishwasher. It was very disappointing.