Doing dishes is essential for everyday household work. It takes a lot of time and is a challenging task if not do in the right way.
In this article, you learn how to wash dishes with ease and how to wash dishes fast? Personally, dishwashing is one thing that I do not like because of the dirty hand, bending overall time to put and take dishes from the dishwasher I wouldn’t say I like it very much.
I have done a lot of research and reading about making dishwashing fast and easy. After this, I realized that I am doing a lot of things inefficiently.
This article is divided into two parts.
- In the first part, we will discuss dishwashing by dishwasher
- And in the second part, we will discuss dishwashing by hand.
Washing dishes with dishwasher.
Do not rinse
You do not need to rinse dishes before putting them into the dishwasher because the dishwasher soap can remove the food particles and separate dirt from the dishes. If you flush water on dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, you waste a lot of water and time.
Do not place your cutting knife in the dishwasher.
Please do not place your cutting knife, butter knife in the dishwasher. It will dull the blade and ruin the knife after some time. The Butterknife is fine, but other knives you should have to wash with your hand. It is not so difficult. Just a little swipe with a hand will do the job.
Put glassware in proper places.
Please do not put the glassware on the little poles inside the dishwasher; instead, put them in between the poles so that they do not rattle or bounce with each other during the washing process.
Method of Proper Loading of Silverware like spoons etc.
When loading your silverware like spoons and other things, you have to change the direction of a spoon from upside down. When you do that, they will all stack well with each other. If silverware is not stacking that way, it will not clean well in the dishwasher are remained dirty.
As you load the plate, do not place them in the same direction. Please put them in the dishwasher facing the center of the dishwasher. If you do that, then they will get even, and proper access to the soap and sprayer and so gets cleaner correctly.
The dishwasher can be used to clean other things too.
You can use the dishwasher to clean the other thing besides the dishes. I would use the dishwasher to clean toys, kitchen sponges and brushes, microwave turntables, soap dishes, toothbrushes holders, drawer organizers, hairbrushes and combs bath toys, pacifiers, and teething rings too.
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Tracking if the dishwasher has cleaned or dirty dishes
One problem that I find complicated to track that if there are dirty dishes in the dishwasher or clean dishes. So, I found one solution to place a magnetic plate that can be easily bought from amazon. Clean Is written on one side of this coin, and dirty is written on the other side of the coin. Just stick this magnetic coin on dishwasher, either clean or dirty, according to the condition of the dishes in the dishwasher (clean or dirty). Or you can use a dry eraser marker to track the dishwashers inside the state.
Unloading the dishes
Unloading the dishes, you have to pop out the compartment that houses all the silverware from the dishwasher and bring it over to the drawer. Do it in that way rather than do it back and forth constantly for every single spoon etc. And for dishes, I use to stack all alike items on one side and heavier on the other side, and I have to make one trip at a time per item. It just saves time.
Save Electricity Bills
The last tip for dishwashing is to use the dishwasher overnight. Because at night the price of electricity is lower so you can save money by doing dishes that way. And you do not have to listen to the sound of the dishwasher during day time.
Most sanitary way to wash dishes by hand
Now I will discuss the hand washing of dishes because everybody does not have a dishwasher or does not want to use a dishwasher because it is not an energy saver machine.
First of all, I want to say that it is not groundbreaking, but you need to read it.
Wash Dishes Right Away
The first tip that will change your life is to do them right away, specifically clean as you cook. You can start implementing this one tip in your life. It will change everything in your life.
Soaking dishes is a myth.
Leaving your dishes to soak is a myth. It is just a stalling tactic not to wash the dishes. There are very few things that need to soak. Usually, it’s easier to clean the dishes right away. And do not give time to food to thick and subtle. If anything is stuck on, use a scraper tool. Scrap anything that is on a pan.
Use the silicon gloves.
Use the silicon gloves that could be used for both grab and wash at the same time. The silicon gloves have brush groves on them that are used for cleaning the dishes. Just put these gloves on your hand and put some soap on them and wash the dishes. These gloves also save your hand from the negative impact of water and soap on your hand. Because these gloves are made of silicon, so they are less harbor to bacteria.
Cleaning the sink
I use baking soda to clean up the sink, and then I use a big brush to clean my sink. And that brush is dedicated to scrub the sink. Cleaning your sink should be as important as washing your dishes. So, take care of your sink with some extra care.
Garbage disposal from the sinkhole.
For the garbage stuck in the sink pipe, I use a tray and fill them with lemon essential oil or fresh lemon and vinegar and put them in the freezer. I put some frozen cube in the sinkhole that helps me with the garbage disposal.
Dish drying roll-up rack
Genius tool for dish drying is the dish drying roll-up rack. This is not the dish rack usually used for drying the utensils, which causes dripping water all over the kitchen and takes a lot of space. These roll racks are used on the sink. All the dropping water goes directly into the sink, so no more water all around the kitchen. When you are done with drying, then roll this rack and put it in a safe place. This is not bulky and takes less space, and is easily accessed.
Washing the blender
For washing the blender, I use a trick to fill up the blender with water and soap and blend it for a while on the blender. It will clean by itself. Then just put off this soapy blended water and rinse it with water. Your blender is cleaned now.
Microfiber kitchen towels
Another convenient dish accessory is microfiber kitchen towels. Regular kitchen towel is not very absorbent I do not find that they work well. Microfiber towels are game-changers. I know it sounds a bit extra, but you need this in your kitchen. They made such a difference.
Save money by buying dish soap in bulk. This is very handy
These are the hack products you can use in your kitchen. I hope you get some help with this.
It is concluded that modern conveniences such as dishwashers have become necessities. Their energy consumption is typically over 1,000 watts per hour, depending on their size and usage. Their energy consumption increases not only while they are running but also while they are unplugged.