3 Smart Ways to Clean your Dishes Quickly & Cheaply

3 Smart Ways to Clean your Dishes Quickly & Cheaply

Be honest, no-one likes washing up. Not you, your family, or your kitchen staff. That’s why it’s so important to learn howto get it over and done with quickly and in good quality! So you can get back to your life, and the kitchen staff can get back to delivering great customer service! How is this achieved? Well, here we present to you 3 smart ways to get your dishes clean quickly and cheaply. one

1. Organize!

How is your kitchen laid out, are you stacking up plates in the sink or leaving them lying around? Try to allow your dishes to soak in hot water before washing up in order to get the best hygienic clean possible. If you don’t have hot water, try boiling some water and adding it to cold water to increase the temperature. This also helps in removal of many food products such as rice.

How many dishwashing products do you have lying around in the kitchen? Washing dishes sometimes may require alternative dishwashing detergent if you are cleaning something heavily coated in grease, such as deep frying pots, but what about those other cleaning tools you have lying around the kitchen? Many family homes and restaurant kitchens alike find that in the cupboard where the washing up liquid lives, also live many other products. We’re all guilty of buying products when we see they are cheap, but sadly, more often than not the quality just doesn’t live up to the standards we would like to achieve, making us have to work harder.

Give yourself 5 minutes and clean out this cupboard. Dust off any spiderwebs and ask yourself ‘What do we actually use?’ You will find that with less clutter, your cleaning job will seem much more efficient and maybe more hygienic!

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2. Product!

What kind of dishwashing detergent are you using, and how powerful is it? There are some dishwashing products that just doesn’t clean grease as well or sometimes even leave something behind even after rinsing. Commonly used in some households is laundry bar or a paste which can leave product residue behind and sometimes need you to scrub more just to remove tough grease. So instead of having to waste time in extra scrubbing (and time for your staff), wasting money on extra water, or even washing the glassware again because of spots, find a product which will have the cleaning power to easily remove grease and will rinse well to leave shine your pots and pans squeaky clean. If you’re running a restaurant, or are in a business where you have to clean a lot of dishes in one go, a great idea to save on time and money is to use the #1 product in the Philippines - Joy! Using Joy is not only effective but is also value for money.  For your daily wash needs, you can also mix Joy with water in a bowl or sink and use the solution to wash your dishes but ensure to use it up within the day and do not leave it overnight to maximize hygiene. Joy actually comes from the #1 dishwashing company in the world and there are different variants of this dish detergent you can use depending on your preference. Joy lemon gives you great clean while providing that lemony clean scent during washing and will go away after rinsing. Joy Antibac with the power of safeguard is another variant which also cleans tough grease and helps prevent bacteria growth on sponge if used as directed. Don’t worry, both products are gentle on hands yet work just as effectively for getting rid of general food grease.

Use hot water when washing dishes which had meat, eggs or dairy. At the right temperature help make grease removal easier reducing the scrubbing time and intensity for that perfect clean!

If you can’t get very hot water from your tap, boil the kettle and pour half of the boiling water into the sink, and fill the rest of the sink up with warm water from the tap.

Baking Soda is another must have to any dishwashing space. Many households actually consider Baking Soda helpful in kitchen cleaning, and one thing it particularly helps well in is making burnt on grease easier to remove. Next time you’re attempting to wash a baking tray, try sprinkling a few tablespoons of baking soda over the area, add a little water about and then leave it for some time before washing. Baking soda is cheap and available almost everywhere, so make sure you’re not wasting time battling burnt on grease when you could be focusing on other tasks.

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3. Our proper dishwashing techniques in 10 steps!

Learning how to wash dishes by hand should be an easy task, but for many, inefficient habits can occur, so it can be helpful to read up on proper dishwashing techniques.

  1. Prepare. Get the dishes ready and put on rubber gloves if you’re trying to give your hands that extra care. Take a good look around the area to make sure you haven’t forgotten a pan sitting on the stove in need of a good clean, or a coffee mug hiding behind the kettle.
  2. Scrape away all the food left over on plates into a recycling bin. There is no need to put food waste in the same bin as everything else, as you can make compost from it to grow your own food in the garden, or use it as a great fertilizer for flowers.
  3. Mix Joy Dishwashing Liquid in water. Dilution every occasion is recommended.
  4. Put in cutlery first, as it can sit at the bottom without interfering with other objects in the sink.
  5. Place in any bigger items, or items with tough or greasy stains. Make sure the water is able to soak the entire inside of the item.
  6. Start to wash the dishes by starting with the least soiled items. One by one remove them from the hot water, scrub any remaining grease or dirt off the plate, then once you are sure it is clean, rinse with water and place it in a drying rack next to or above the sink.
  7. Make sure that you are being logical with where you put the items on the drying rack. Often running out of space can be a problem, so consider this as an issue. Alternatively invest in an overhead drying rack in addition to one next to the sink.
  8. Carry on working through the dirty items. If the water at any point becomes murky or the suds from the detergent no longer covers the surface completely, drain the water, and refill the sink with hot water and dishwashing liquid, and start again.
  9. Once your dishes and cups are clean, make sure that you give proper attention to the cutlery as well. Consider that cutlery directly goes into the mouth of your customers or family!
  10. Lastly, wash up your pots, pans, and any other items with a lot of leftover dirt. Make sure you do these last as they will make your entire washing up load dirty if you allow them to mix. Apply dishwashing detergent on your sponge and clean the pots if there is a lot of grease still left!

This is our step-by-step guide in making you clean your dishes efficiently. Think about how your kitchen is organized and consider the product you are using, so hopefully in no time at all you will have beautifully clean dishes consistently at less the effort!

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