Once you have had a nice meal and you feel stuffed, you hardly ever think about washing the dishes. It is the last thing on your mind, but sadly it is a task that you must address sooner rather than later. That dishwasher you have is sure to come in handy, but you cannot rely on it to deal with the delicate crystal and other items. There are some things you should wash by hand if you don’t want to risk ruining them.
When it comes to washing the dishes, choosing the right cleaning solution is crucial. Many households are cluttered with a ton of washing up liquids and soaps that simply don’t work. It is time to dispose of them and turn your sights to something that works. Check out grease-fighting brands, because that is the most common thing you will be dealing with. One more thing to look out for is a detergent with nut or citrus oils, to keep your hands soft and moisturised.
Now that you have the solution in hand, it is time to get to work. Many people believe washing up is rather simple and absentmindedly breeze through the task. That is not going to help you get the job done to a good standard. Following are a few tips that will make the job easier than ever:
- Use hot water only – you should never wash dishes with cold water, as that will probably leave traces of grease. Hot water cuts right through greasy marks. Washing the dishes with hot water is also quicker than washing with lukewarm/tepid water too. A bonus of hot temperature is that it kills off most germs. This is especially important with regards to raw meat and fish you have cut on a board. You cannot expect anything but hot water to sanitise it. In case your tap doesn’t heat well, heat some water in a kettle and use that to wash the dishes with.
- Add baking soda for tough stains – if the dishes have some tough stains, add some baking soda to remove them. Sprinkle baking soda onto the stained area and wait for 30 minutes before washing up. You will find the stains somewhat easy to remove.
- Don’t leave soap marks – soap residue is a common problem when dealing with glassware. It causes cloudiness and white marks on the glass. To fix this, first, rinse with vinegar and then follow up with water.
- Beating coffee and tea stains – mugs often develop stains, but that is nothing to worry about. Cut one lemon in half and wipe it on the stains before you wash up. The citric acid is going to make short work of these stains and give your mugs a fresh lemony scent.
As you can see, there is much to consider in regards to washing up. Now that you are armed with the information on how to deal with this cleaning service, you can overcome all hardships associated with it.
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