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#1 OneProudMum

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Settle an argument for me.

In what order do you wash your dishes?

I'll start. Place cutlery on the bottom of the sink. Cups, small plates, large plates, bowls and cutlery.

Refill sink. Wash pots and pans.

Ta-daaa!

You?

Edited by OneProudMum, 10 February 2013 - 03:55 PM.


#2 Angelot

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

Whatever order they're stacked in, except that the container I use to collect scraps to go into the compost is always washed last.

#3 Ireckon

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

Pretty much the same, but I don't refill for pots and pans. I only use hot water, and I don't add detergent til the sink is full. I don't understand why people waste detergent on bubbles.

#4 OneProudMum

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

DH puts plates and cups and everything in together and it drives me nuts!

#5 YellowKittyGlenn

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

Mine is cutlery/utensils, cups, bowls, plates, bread board, pots and pans

#6 FeralMalinki

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

I have a dishwasher, but when I do hand washing, I do the same order as you OP.

#7 WhatWouldBuffyDo

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Cutlery and cups first.
Plates
Bowls
Pots/pans/containers

It's much easier to stack the dish rack that way and i use the rinsing side of the sink to stack the cups that don't fit on those little holdy thingos on the side of the dish rack and the pots and pans.

#8 SnazzyFeral

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Glass and mugs while the sink if filling so I can rinse the soap off. Then less dirty (samwich plates) to more dirty (pots).

#9 namie

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Fill the sink with hot water and detergent, add cutlery to soak in the bottom. Wash plastics first, then plates, bowls etc, then cutlery, then pots and pans, finishing off with the greasiest of dishes.

I will refill the sink half way through (and as often as needed) if the meal was particularly greasy and all the soap suds have gone/there is a rim of oil on the surface. This happens on days when we have more than just our family in attendance or if I'm helping wash up after my Gran's Christmas lunch.

#10 fancie

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:02 PM


Way back, when such things were considered important I was taught in my "Home Economics" class that the best (and only!) order to wash up was

1. Glassware
2. Silverware (cutlery)
3. Chinaware
4. Kitchen Utensils
5. Pots and pans.

The sink should not be stacked before filling, only items of a particular group should be added at any one time.  



#11 CountryFeral

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Plates with cutlery off to the right.

Fill sink.

Wash glasses
Wash mugs
Wash plates
Wash cutlery
Wash sharp knives
Wash Kitchenaid bowl/beaters
Wash bowls
Wash saucepans
Wash trays
Wash cutting boards
Wash wok/frypan/'messy' things

#12 GamerMum

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

Bottles, baby bowls and spoons first. Empty and refill. Cutlery and cups/glasses, empty and refill. Then plates and bowls. If needed I'll empty and refill, otherwise I'll wash the cooking pots. Anything oily or greasy is done singularly (just water in the pot/dish, little detergent, then rinse under the tap).

I know I waste water this way, but I just hate dirty dishwater. It freaks me out. I also can't see the point in "cleaning" dishes in dirty water.

#13 PoshMosh

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Same order as you op.

#14 mummy2amelia

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

QUOTE (fancie @ 10/02/2013, 05:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way back, when such things were considered important I was taught in my "Home Economics" class that the best (and only!) order to wash up was

1. Glassware
2. Silverware (cutlery)
3. Chinaware
4. Kitchen Utensils
5. Pots and pans.

The sink should not be stacked before filling, only items of a particular group should be added at any one time.



We must have gone to the same school and had the same teacher.

#15 ms flib

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

glasses
cups
cutlery
crockery
pots and pans

#16 désir d'amour

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

My dishwasher is the F&P + DH, but on the rare occasions I do wash, it's the same order as the OP.

I also have a benchtop dishwasher for sale if you're in the Mackay region Tounge1.gif

#17 Coops07

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

I per-rinse everything..

Kids drink bottles & dummies/medical syringes
Glasses/cups
Containers, steamers (plastics)
Plates
Cutlery
Pots & Pans

I change dish water as required & rinse everything off with clean water.

#18 CountryFeral

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (mummy2amelia @ 10/02/2013, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We must have gone to the same school and had the same teacher.



No... that is just 'the right way'!

Therefore all home ec. teachers (unless they were some kind of hairy armpitted housewife hating fembos*) would have been teaching the same, right, way!





*'sa word... I done read it on EB..

#19 Cranky Kitten

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE (fancie @ 10/02/2013, 02:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way back, when such things were considered important I was taught in my "Home Economics" class that the best (and only!) order to wash up was

1. Glassware
2. Silverware (cutlery)
3. Chinaware
4. Kitchen Utensils
5. Pots and pans.

The sink should not be stacked before filling, only items of a particular group should be added at any one time.


This.

Only exception is kitchen aid bowls, which get done in a fresh sink as well like glassware, then rinsed in superhot water. That way I know there's no chance of even a skerrick of grease residue to mess up my egg whites when I want to beat them.

#20 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

Knives, forks, cooking utensils in whilst the water is running (Hot only with detergent) add plates at the same time!

Wait half hour (usually go and clean bathroom or something) and then wash the plates, then cups, then the pre-soaked knives/forks and then pots and pans.

Chopping board I do on it's own with soapy sponge and hot water.

ETA: My sister drives me nuts when she washes the dishes as she does what ever her hand falls on, she has no 'order' which is a pain when you are drying up.

Edited by Bwok~Bwok, 10 February 2013 - 04:33 PM.


#21 Sif

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

When I washed in sink loads it was always; glasses, cups, crockery, utesils and then pots.

Now that I was in a drizzle of hot water only with one of those washing liquid filled sponge brushes it's just whatever comes to hand first.

#22 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE (fancie @ 10/02/2013, 04:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way back, when such things were considered important I was taught in my "Home Economics" class that the best (and only!) order to wash up was

1. Glassware
2. Silverware (cutlery)
3. Chinaware
4. Kitchen Utensils
5. Pots and pans.

The sink should not be stacked before filling, only items of a particular group should be added at any one time.

pretty much this.   biggrin.gif

#23 choccy2

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

any way they come - I don't care as long as they get washed.
I'll tend to leave the big stuff to last if I have glasses / breakables etc but other than that no system when I do it.

Thankfully I usually only have to wash up on weekends as it is dd15's job to do most dishes during the week.

#24 spellfall

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

Step 1: Check if adP is arouñd because usually he would do it wink.gif

step 2: Soak cutlery, then wash glassware. Proceed through smaller items to larger items so the drainer śtacks nicely. Leave greasiest items til last.

#25 muggins_00

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

Put all cutlery and utensils in the bottom of the sink, fill.

Stack all the dishes neatly to the side of the sink because it looks far more manageable that way laughing2.gif

Wash glasses and cups

Wash cutlery and utensils

Wash plates and crockery

Was pots/pans/mixing bowls etc.

Water is emptied and refilled as required.





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