Dish Cleaning

by Karen Bates
(last updated August 27, 2018)

Whether you have a dishwasher or do the dishes by hand, cleaning your dishes is a task that must be done regularly. Cooking a meal at home can have many benefits for your health and your wallet, but it does mean a bit more work for you when it comes to cleaning up. Certain meals can produce a lot of dirty dishes, and this means a lot of extra effort and work for you to clean things up.

Even if you pay special attention to cleaning your dishes, they still may not be as clean as you think. Small specks of stuck-on food, water spots, filmy build-up, and other problems can be left behind on the dish's surface even after a deep cleaning. It is important that you make sure your dishes are getting as clean as possible to keep you and your family healthy and safe.

To get your dishes as clean as possible, there are a few tips that you can try that can help you get better results. Just a little effort can prevent big problems later, so next time you are washing the dishes consider these ideas:

  • If you find spots on glassware after washing, there are a few potential causes. You may need to wash using hotter water, or use less dish soap to avoid a filmy build-up. You may also have hard water that is leaving deposits on the glass.
  • When cleaning nonstick cookware, remember to avoid abrasive cleaning tools. These tools can scratch and ruin you pots and pans. Instead, clean stuck-on particles using a plastic scrubber after soaking the cookware in water.
  • Use hot water when cleaning the dishes. Hot water can more effectively loosen and remove stuck-on food from the dishes, kill bacteria, and will better remove grease left on the surface.
  • Let dishes soak in soapy water if you are unable to remove stuck-on particles easily. This will help loosen old pieces of food so they can be easily removed with a sponge or scrub brush.

Make sure you have the right tools to help you clean your dishes. A scrubber or sponge is vital for getting dishes really clean, and choosing a good dish soap will make the cleaning process much easier. Do a little research to find the best tools for your situation, and you will find that your dishes are cleaner than ever.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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