Professional cleaners give helpful dish washing tips

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Real Simple Tips | No Comments

Professional cleaners help with conquering the battle in your kitchen sink

Professional cleaners know few chores are more dreaded than washing dishes. After a hard days work or an evening of cooking the stack of pots and pans that builds up next to the sink can start to seem like a daunting chore that no one wants to tackle. These simple tips can help make your dish washing routine a little simpler and more effective so grab your sponge and get ready to scrub!

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  1. Professional cleaners suggest to hack your dish rack – Rather than using the traditional rubber tray or dish towel under your dish rack try using a metal baking sheet. Choose a baking sheet with vertical sides to prevent water from dripping onto your counter tops. Metal trays are easy to clean and they typically resist mildew better than other materials which will help with the overall cleanliness of your kitchen. If you have limited counter space you can use an extra baking rack in your sink as a dish drainer. If you use professional cleaners ask them to wash the pan on their visits.
  2. Use hot water (most of the time) – Fill your sink or dish washing tub with very hot water. Wear gloves to prevent burning your hands. Add a couple squirts of dish washing liquid to the hot water and put dishes in. When the water is hot it will help your dishes to dry with fewer spots and streaks then when you wash with cold water.
  3. Know the right time to use cold water – Cold water works great when it comes to washing dishes that have been used for dairy or starches. Hot water tends to make these products gummy and more difficult to clean.
  4. Add a pinch of salt- The sooner you can wash pots and pans after use the better. Salt is not only a natural abrasive but it is very absorbent which means it can be your best friend when it comes to cleaning greasy pans. Use a little bit of salt and a dry clean sponge on the greasiest of pans until the residue disappears. It is important to keep all cleaning tools clean.
  5. Prep especially dirty dishes before you wash them- Fill badly burned pots without nonstick coatings with cold water and 2 or 3 tablespoons salt. Let soak overnight. Slowly bring the water to a boil; the burn marks should disappear. (You may need to repeat a few times.) Then wash as you normally would.

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