I grew up in a house where you cleaned your plates, then you put those plates in the dishwasher. My bf grew up in a home where you put the dishes in the washer and they came out clean. The dishwasher in the apartment is officially not one that HE grew up with, so when a little amount of food gets left on the plates or silverware, of course it goes all over the dishwasher onto other dishes. He throws a hissy fit and decides to clean ALL of the dishes in the sink. BLECK. I'm sorry, but that just does not seem clean to me, ESPECIALLY when you're soaking plates in the sink that have had raw chicken on them and then rinsing off...just doesn't seem sanitary. So...is it odd for a dishwasher to not completely clean the dishes and throw food everywhere? Or is it perfectly normal to clean off the dishes, THEN put them into the dishwasher?