How do you wash the dishes?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by wetsocks, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. wetsocks

    wetsocks there's no one driving

    I have a small single sink at home. i like to start by scrubbing the sink and surrounding area clean with soap&water and a stainless steel scrubbie, then i put a half inch or so of water in the sink and a bit of soap, i go over each dish with: wet cloth for glasses
    green felt pad for cast iron, non stick, and silver
    stainless steel scrubbie for everything else

    and give everything a rinse, gradually giving me more water for the large or nasty items. i refresh the water when it gets exhausted. leave everything to dry and put away when i do the dishes tomorrow, i do them once a day no more no less and i don't stop till every dish is done.

    i don't like when people skip the rinse cycle.
     
  2. bokonon

    bokonon Senior Member

    That's, very thorough! I have a similar system myself and before I even start the washing I actually arrange all the glasses and plates in to order! It's a pretty mad life :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3uepnpjHLs"]Jon Richardson - Washing Up Clip - YouTube
     
  3. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Water... sometimes I even use detergent...
     
  4. Cherea

    Cherea Senior Member

    I do them piecemeal. As I cook, or as soon as I've used them.
    Works better against the laze factor for me.
     
  5. wiccan_witch

    wiccan_witch Senior Member

    I do them all by hand, hot water and detergent and then rinse them. I prefer to leave them to dry, too. Tea towels kind of gross me out.
     
  6. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I have a bottle of Dawn Dish Detergent and White Vinegar, mixed. I pour it into a sponge and clean the dishes. Then I turn on the hot water and rinse them. I use my not-working dishwasher as a drying rack.
     
  7. Mike Suicide

    Mike Suicide Sweet and Tender Hooligan

    Like this...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMiEpeKMNQI"]THE DISHES ARE DONE!!! - YouTube
     
  8. Spectacles

    Spectacles My life is a tapestry Lifetime Supporter

    I live alone so there are never all that many dishes at any time. I just wash them in the sink (I also use Dawn) and leave them in the drainer to dry. I have never had a dishwasher.
     
  9. GLENGLEN

    GLENGLEN Lifetime Supporter

    I Do What I Have Done For The Last 29 Years, Stick Em

    In The Dishwasher, Hit The Start Button, And Walk Away...:).

    Problem Solved...:2thumbsup:



    Cheers Glen.
     
  10. MamaPeace

    MamaPeace Senior Member

    Wash by hand. Just a little bit of soap and hot water, then leave them to dry on the rack thingy. I rarely put them away, I just take from the rack when needed. I don't use much so it doesn't get over crowded.
     
  11. etherea

    etherea mother of the idiot children

    I have a human dish washer - his name is James :D
     
  12. GLENGLEN

    GLENGLEN Lifetime Supporter


    I Would Gladly Swap My 29 Year Old Dishwasher For Your's...[​IMG].

    A Dishwasher With Benefits, Is A Dream Come True...:2thumbsup:.



    Cheers Glen.
     
  13. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I generally spare them up until I have a nice big pile and basicly have to do them in order to get more room in the kitchen or because I'm out of cups or dishes. Then I put on some music and am busy for at least 45 minutes.
     
  14. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    KitchenAid Dishwasher with Cascade Detergent :2thumbsup:


    hotwater
     
  15. Frieden

    Frieden Senior Member

    Dishwasher. There's no other way!
     
  16. etherea

    etherea mother of the idiot children

    Absolutely!
     
  17. tuesdaystar

    tuesdaystar Interneter

    I've never had a dishwasher. I know they use more water and energy than necessary, but I'd love to have one because I'm a little phobic about the germs (ie living in the sponge) or soap residue not getting fully rinsed.

    I have one sponge that I use for dishes that have food on them and a second one that I use to rewash food-free dishes. I don't like keeping dishes in the sink because things get all filmy and the sink gets dirty. I prefer dirty dishes on the counter. Then I wash everything with the first sponge and stack them all on the counters, quick rinse then I wash everything a second time with the "clean" sponge, rinse thoroughly and leave to dry.

    If I had a dishwasher, I'd just wash once to get food off then pop them in and walk away.
     
  18. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Most people rarely clean their dishwasher by the way, which means there are often more germs in there than in your sink :p
     
  19. lode

    lode One Man Orgy HipForums Supporter

    Using a dishwasher is two times more energy efficient and six times more water efficient than hand washing.

    http://www.treehugger.com/kitchen-design/dishwasher-vs-handwashing-the-winner.html
     
  20. Meliai

    Meliai Banned

    I hate not having a dishwasher. I despise dishes. I'm good about washing them as a go but my boyfriend isn't. He just keeps stacking them up then I get discouraged because what's the point of washing a dish after I use it if they pile up anyways..so I eventually start stacking them in the sink too until I can't stand it anymore. Then I'll wash all the plates and bowls and leave the hard stuff, the silverware and pots and pans for him haha
     

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