Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Ornery Old Lady's Tackle It Tuesday: Necessities for Clean Dishes

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Folks, I never thought the day when I'd say this, but I prefer handwashing my dishes to washing them in a dishwasher. I have a dishwasher here at the Grover Hotel. I've never used it, and I doubt that I ever will. Handwashing my dishes saves on both water and electricity, and I'm never tempted to let the dishes pile up in the sink and then cram the dishwasher full.

I have a few little tools which make handwashing my dishes a pleasure rather than a chore. One of my favorites is my little soap dispenser brush. I just give it a tap for a little soap and then scrub my plates down. The nylon bristles are durable and pathogen-resistant. When I'm done washing the dishes, I just rinse it off in a little warm water.

 A good dish drainer mat slopes to allow the dishwater to run back into the sink rather than pooling on the mat. Grover has some dish drainers here in his general store. Check out the selection, or hit the search button if you don't see anything you like.

Reusable dishcloths and sponges can be tossed in the washing machine and washed in hot water to sanitize them. I tend to use sponges for cleaning the sink rather than the dishes. For dishes, I prefer cloths.

You will also want a bottle brush and a flat scrub brush. Don't forget to grab some dish soap and a bottle of hand soap as well! If you have a liquid hand soap dispenser that you love, pick up a refill bottle to keep handy under the sink or in your pantry.

Washing dishes doesn't have to be awful. Be sure to soak them after every meal, and they should come clean with the help of a few tools. However, if you're a die-hard fan of your dishwasher, don't despair. Grover has a great selection of dishwasher detergent here in the general store too!

~Cie the Ornery Old Lady~

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