Mrs Cromwell's dishwasher is me! I am low maintenance, cheap and effective and I never put pointy things the wrong way up. Some may remember the British Advertisement for Fairy Washing Up Liquid the slogan ran "Hands that do dishes can be soft as your face!" I have news for them after 60 years of using the product my hands are like an Irish Navies who has skin complaint. And my face is not much better!
"I would rather have a russet coated Captain who knows what he fights for and loves what he knows. Than he who calls himself a gentleman, and is but little else." Oliver Cromwell
Putting knives upwards in a dishwasher is a good idea as long as you don't forget when you empty it. If you put them downwards all the time they begger up your plastic basket and poke through and get caught up in the cleaning blade thingy. I am also the unfortunate wretch who does the dishes and clearing up in our house too!🙄