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7 Tips for hand-washing dishes fast

7 Tips for hand-washing dishes fast

Category : cooking , 2 years ago

The dish-washing process is tedious, to be sure.  But there are hacks to make it go faster.  One of the professor specializing in food safety and disease transmission, give us some tips for ultra-speedy dish washing so you can clean up, dry off and get on with your life.

1. Switch to a soap with the right ingredients:  Look for soaps with lactic acid, which provides antibacterial benefits and gets the job done fast. Soaps with lauramine oxide have grease-cutting.

2. Use a sanitizing rinse:  Dipping dishes in the rinse will mimic part of the process they go through in a dishwasher, and it'll provide peace of mind that your dishes are clean, even if you don't scrub them for hours. Next, dip your plates in one tub of water with one teaspoon to one tablespoon of bleach. You can also use this solution to clean your dish sponge and your sink in a jiffy.

3. Let dishes soak:  It's tempting to start scrubbing caked-on food right away, but do yourself a favour and let pans soak in warm water first. It'll loosen food particles and save your hands from sponge-induced fatigue. Soak pots with burn marks on the bottom in salt and cold water overnight, then boil the water to remove grime.

4. And while you're waiting, go get a serious sponge:  Sponges covered in a plastic netting allows you to scrub well, and doesn't cause any scratching.

5. Use cold water to un-stick dairy and starches:  Rinsing ice cream or butter off a plate with hot water can cause it to gum up. Get these foods off with a cold rinse before continuing to wash the dish in warm water.

6. Make baking soda your grease-dissolving best friend:  Coat a sticky, greasy pan with baking soda and cover the bottom with water. Heat it up a bit, then scrub the gunk off in mere seconds.

7. Never ever stack dirty dishes in your sink:  Have your guests leave their dishes on the counter next to the sink, not inside it. Remember, you need to leave your sink open so that you can actually wash those dishes. Unstacking and re-stacking is going to make washing your dishes take longer, and ain't nobody got time for that.  

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