This looks like a piece of harmless kitchen equipment, the friend of many a housewife, but beware it can humiliate you and strip you of any street cred!!!!!!!!
Picture the scene, reasonably early on a Sunday morning, lovely husband always gets out of bed approx 7am for long cycle ride with friends, this is the one morning of the week I don't get a cup of tea in bed. Having lived alone for 10 years this is something I appreciate every day (except Sundays of course). So I trot off downstairs a little bleary eyed and thirsty to make myself a drink, first job is to empty dishwasher and get a clean mug. On doing this I noticed the mug wasn't particularly clean at all considering I had set the dishwasher to run as I went off to bed the night before. On closer inspection I noticed the bottom of the machine was full of dirty water, UGH! So without a second thought on went the rubber gloves, I rolled up the sleeves of my dressing gown removed the lower tray full of dishes and I plunged in to try and pull out whatever it was that must be blocking the filter, then emptied out the water with a cup and bucket. No luck. Next mission was to empty the waste under the sink, the problem was surely there. Here I came across difficulties as the last person to replace the waste was a male, therefore it was screwed on tightly. Not to be beaten I went off to the garage for a suitable wrench. Waste unscrewed and emptied and still no solution. Next job then was to pull offending dishwasher away from the wall plus the unit to get in behind it to milk the drainage pipe............. still no solution. So 1 hour later and still no cup of tea I have to admit defeat until Tim returns home. I clear up the disaster zone as much as possible before I head off for a shower. The last thing I do is close the dishwasher door and to my dismay I notice the programme was only half way through and obviously it had been opened mid cycle the night before. Why did I not check that first !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So beware of those kitchen items you think are your friends.