Additional Tips for Dishwashing by Hand
Now that you know the basic steps, keep these additional tips in mind for clean dishes.
Hot water cuts through grease the best – However, if you are washing dishes with dairy products or anything starchy on them, use cold water instead. These foods can become gummy upon contact with warm water.
Vinegar and Baking Soda – This is a special trick for particularly tough, burnt-on stains. Pour one spoonful of baking soda and 3-4 tablespoons of vinegar into the dish, and scrub away at the stain. This option is not to be used on brushed metal and non-stick pans like stainless steel, as baking soda can be very abrasive. Always test on a small area of your dish or pan first.
Delicate dishes? – Wash anything particularly delicate on its own. You can place a towel at the bottom of the bowl or sink before you start washing – this might help cushion the delicate items and make them less likely to break.
Washing dishes by hand should be a snap with our how-to guide and tips. It’s easy to ensure your dishes remain clean and sparkling!