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#1 wrong

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:08 PM

I come from a household where food residue was removed from dishes before placing them in the dishwasher, and dishes were rinsed of detergent residue with clean water after hand-washing.

The rationale being that it helps minimise dishwasher maintenance/cleaning and chemical consumption/contamination.

My other half's family did neither, but now that we do so in our home, others that don't take both of us aback somewhat.

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#2 Spring Bee

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

I do exactly the same

#3 bakesgirls

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

I rinse my dishes before they go into the dishwasher. It means less cleaning is required in the filter and it's less likely to have the motor burn out.

I also rinse handwashed dishes with clean water to wash of any detergent residue.



#4 Marchioness Flea

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

I don't own a dishwasher but I rinse my handwashed dishes after washing to remove detergent residue and any food bits that might be on from the water. And I air dry, not wipe with a manky tea towel(gross).
I don't drink detergent so why would I leave traces of it on my dishes?

#5 ChickenortheEgg?

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:21 PM

Always rinse

#6 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:22 PM

When i had a dishwasher i rinsed before i put them in. Apparently help the life of the filter.

Handwashing i rinse straight away. That way if i don't do dishes after dinner i don't get crusty dried on stuff the next morning.
Never considerd rinsing them after washing though

#7 Expelliarmus

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

No dishwasher, I rinse with clean water after handwashing, yes.

#8 Paddlepop

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

Same as the OP. Plates are scraped and rinsed before going into the dishwasher, and hand-washed things are rinsed with clean water after washing.

My late grandma didn't rinse after washing up and my mum was convinced that she could taste the detergent.

#9 ali27

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

Always rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Saves a lot of filter cleaning and avoids many of the smears / baked on spots still being there when the dish washing is finished.

#10 Around_the_world

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

I have only ever handwashed and will ALWAYS rinse dishes before actually filling up the sink to wash them and always rinse off the soap suds after washing. I am so particular about how I do the dishes and just a few nights ago I had the sink full and someone came in and put in about 5 plates and cutlery. I nearly cried because they hadn't been rinsed and were going to make my water dirty. (pregnancy hormones for ya)

#11 Cyaira

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

I rinse before I put them in because some foods seem to be prone to getting 'baked' onto the dish (particularly breakfast cereals).

I habitually rinse dishes before I use them as opposed to straight after washing.

#12 sophiasmum

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

I rinse before putting in dishwasher, but I do not rinse soap off handwashing.

#13 laridae

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

I rinse before the dishwasher if there is noticeable chunky stuff, enough to get the chunky stuff off.  I don't think there is any point in the dishwasher if I'm going to clean the dishes and then put them in the dishwasher.

Dishwashing detergent (handwashing) is food safe - I don't rinse after washing, but I often rinse before using, and stuff that is hand washed often not used that frequently - so it gathers dust and might have had things walk/crawl across it between washing & the next time I use it anyway.

Edited by laridae, 11 April 2012 - 07:00 PM.


#14 jayskette

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

if you rinse your dishes, you might as well finish washing the dish by hand! What's the point of a dishwasher then...

#15 mummame

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

God I am lucky to get time to do the dishes no way am I rinsing them after washing them. They are washed in piping hot water and I am hardly licking them when I eat of them, any residue is going to be minimal. I had never heard of this practice before EB!

#16 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

i rinse/scrape before stacking/dishwasher and rinse after.
nothing worse than showering and coming back to dishes with dried food all over them!

#17 lozoodle

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

I rinse really obvious stuff off, but not everything.

#18 lozoodle

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE (mummame @ 11/04/2012, 07:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
God I am lucky to get time to do the dishes no way am I rinsing them after washing them. They are washed in piping hot water and I am hardly licking them when I eat of them, any residue is going to be minimal. I had never heard of this practice before EB!


They are talking about rinsing before you put them in, not after the dishwasher does its thing lol


#19 tick

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

I used to be quite anal about rinsing dishes before they went in the dishwasher.  Then we got an Asko.  Now I'm much more relaxed about it, that dishwasher is AMAZING!

#20 Ashtonsmum

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

We have an ASKO dishwasher and its amazing. I scrape all plates properly but never rinse them. It cleans everything including a roast pan, and the dishes are shining.

#21 ~chiquita~

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

Same OP. My mother did it, I do it. We own a dishwasher here but it's barely used.

#22 niggles

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

If I had a double sink I would post rinse but since I don't, I don't. I have no dishwasher.

#23 scooty

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:05 PM

I just scrape my dishes well before I put them in the dishwasher, all comes out really clean. Never had a problem.

Handwashing dishes on the other hand, I wash under running water so as to wash off the dishwashing liquid straight away. I hate the taste and smell of dishwashing liquid on my dishes and glasses. Hmmm I think I'm very particular about that.

#24 erindiv

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

I never rinse anything. The only time water hits anything before it goes in the dishwasher is if something is baked on, then it soaks for a while before going in.

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(incidentally, my dishes always come out sparkling, even without rinsing.)

#25 JaneDoe2010

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

If I had a dishwasher I can tell you I wouldn't be washing them before hand as well!

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