Array
Home Care

RL Tips: Washing Dishes

Make this tedious task a little easier with these handy hints

Shares
Photography: Pixabay (Main Photo)

In a perfect world, we'd never have to deal with dirty dishes and we'll all have an automatic dishwasher that instantly works its magic. However, for most of us, handwashing dishes is a part of our reality—we have to scrub greasy pots and pans until our hands tire out. To help ease the burden of clearing the sink, here are some tips you can try: 

  • Use hot water. Heat helps food particles break away from surfaces easily and plays a role in loosening up grease. Hot water also prevents streaking in glasses and high-quality cutlery.
  • Rinse dishes immediately. If you don't have the time to wash them right after eating, make sure to rinse the dishes before leaving them on the sink. When dirty dishes are left to air dry, moisture evaporates from the food and creates a bond with the surface it is sitting on—making it harder to clean. 
  • Soak dishes with stubborn stains. For really stubborn food deposits, fill a basin with hot water then add a few drops of dishwashing liquid or baking soda before soaking the greasy pans overnight. In the morning, you should be able to wash all the grime off with minimal effort.  
  • Wash from least greasy to most greasy. Start with glassware followed by cutlery, then plates and bowls. Leave the greasy serving dishes, pots and pans for last as these require the most cleaning. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

Gretchen Fullido Makes a DIY Plant Console At Home

It's a simple DIY project any Plantita can do!

This Harry Potter-Inspired Suite in Tagaytay Will Cast a Spell On You

Make your wizarding dreams come true in this spacious 55sqm unit that can accommodate six to eight people

Future Condo Owners Can Demand Wi-Fi Installation With a QR Code

Ortigas & Co. executive explains how property developers are innovating while remaining cautious

All the Plants We Love in Toni Gonzaga’s Home

She has palms and pots of Philodendron in the different parts of the house

Different Gate and Fence Designs For Modern Minimalist Homes

Because there are different ways to do modern minimalist home exteriors

A Cozy Makeover for a Bare One-Bedroom Condo Unit

Interior designer Angelica Dumalus transformed the once blank space into an envy-worthy home we want to call our own

5 Mistakes You're Making When Storing Food in the Refrigerator

Maximize the space and keep your food fresh by organizing it properly

9 Things To Do In Poblacion, Makati

There's drinking and eating, of course. But there's a lot to experience, arts and culture-wise, in this dynamic Makati hotspot.

These Things Inside Your Home May Be Making You Ill

Without proper and regular cleaning, you could be making your house a breeding ground of bacteria

The Most Common Types Of Mold In The Home

Learn about the kind of mold that can grow inside a house and the health risks these can cause

How Pauleen Luna’s Home Style Has Changed Since Getting Married

The houses we've featured have striking similarities�"from the chosen style to the look and feel of the areas

8 Pantry Organizers You Can Count On

Keep your supplies in place with these trusty essentials
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!