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 always 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 detergent for your dishes, but there are plenty of options in the shops. The best tip is to look for a washing up detergent that is both effective on kitchenware but gentle on the skin. Look for one 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.
Simple Ways to Make Your Kitchenware Sparkle
As well as using a good detergent when doing the washing up, there are a few other handy tips that will keep dishes, glassware, and cutlery looking as good as new. Best of all, these tips are simple, and use products that most people already have lying around the house.