What Is the Most Effective Way to Hand Wash Dishes?

November 19, 2018

What Is the Most Effective Way to Hand Wash Dishes?

If you eat food, then you will have dirty dishes, but when you don't have a dishwasher, you must wash the dishes by hand. When you have a large pile of dirty dishes after a party or a holiday dinner, you can wash your dishes efficiently to make the process faster. Here are the steps that you should follow for the cleanest dishes in the shortest amount of time. 

Step 1: Scraping the Dishes 

Scrape the food waste from dishes, casserole containers, and pans by dumping the contents into a wastebasket or a garbage disposer. 

Step 2: Sort the Dirty Items 

Use your kitchen countertop to sort the dirty items first. Place glassware and cups next to the sink followed by eating utensils, saucers, bowls and casserole containers. Greasy pots and skillets are the last thing that you will want to wash. 

Step 3: Fill the Double Kitchen Sink with Hot Water 

Fill both sides of a double kitchen sink with hot water, and make sure to add a soft and moisturizing soap that has no harsh chemicals to one of the sides of the sink. 

Step 4: Wash Your Own Hands 

Wash your own hands with natural hand soap that has no harsh chemicals to eliminate any bacteria from your fingernails and skin before you begin to wash the dirty dishes. 

Step 5: Begin with Glassware 

Begin washing the dirty items by starting with glassware. Use a soft dishcloth to rub away any debris inside the items or along the rims. Place the washed items in the plain hot water on the other side of the sink. 

Step 6: Washing Eating Utensils 

Pick up the dirty eating utensils to place the items in the hot soapy water. Next, wash your hands with the natural hand soap again while the utensils are soaking. Use your freshly washed hands to remove the glassware from the plain hot water to place the items in a dish drainer. Now that the food debris on the utensils has softened, you can use the dishcloth to wash the items. 

Step 7: Washing Serving Dishes and Pans 

After the eating utensils are in the dish drainer, you must clean the dirty serving dishes and pans. This is a good time to add another squirt of soft and moisturizing soap to the water in the sink so that you can remove the greasy debris from these items.

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