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.