Let’s face it, washing the dirty dishes is usually the last thing you want to do after you’ve got a full belly from a tasty meal, but it’s a task that needs to be done. Using a dishwasher can be a great way to save time and energy when washing the dishes, though some items (like delicate crystal, cutlery or crockery with gold trim, or wooden chopping boards) should be washed by hand.
Here are some helpful cleaning tips to keep your kitchenware looking shiny and new!
Organise Your House and Find the Right Cleaning Products
Do you have a cupboard full of half empty kitchen soaps and detergents that you’ve tried but haven’t really liked? Time to get rid of them! Do a good sweep of your kitchen and declutter your home of anything that doesn’t do its job – disposing of the unwanted products properly and recycling the containers if possible.
It’s so important to take a bit of time choosing the right soap for your dishes, but there are plenty of options in the shops. The best tip is to look for a washing up soap that is both effective on kitchenware but gentle on the skin. Look for a soap that specifies grease removal properties that will lift oily residue right off your plates, as well as something with citrus or nut oils that will keep your hands soft and moisturised.