Dishwasher on Shabbat
I know that you can't use a dishwasher on Shabbat, but I'm wondering if I can load the dirty dishes into it? Or perhaps I shouldn't be touching the dishwasher at all on Shabbat?
The Aish Rabbi Replies:
It is permitted to put dishes in the dishwasher on Shabbat. Since you are essentially using the dishwasher as a place to store the dishes, it is no different than any other dish rack or cabinet.