Top 5 Ways to Clean Dishes Too Big for the Dishwasher

Top 5 ways to clean dishes too big for the dish washerThe dishwasher has become an indispensable kitchen staple. You probably use it on a regular basis to get rid of a load of dishes—those that fit, that is. But what about those dishes that are too large to get automatically rinsed? Even though you can’t really use the dishwasher to clean certain items, there are still a few ways you can wash them in a similar speedy and efficient manner.

  1. Organize Your Dishes Before Washing

Large dishes tend take up a lot of counter space, and often times, they leave us with the need to keep them on the stovetop or another area far from the sink, before washing them. Rather than having to run back and forth in your kitchen and risk breaking other dishes, be sure to place the smaller items in the dishwasher before beginning to hand-wash the larger ones.

  1. Wash Right Away

Sometimes, we simply don’t have the time to scrub off pesky food particles that can creep up instantly; and even if we did have the time to do it, let’s face it—it can just be a pain to do. So, instead of letting them sit for too long, save yourself from turning the scraping into a mission by wiping the stains off as soon as you can after using the big dishes.

  1. Soak the Stubborn Stains

If the above doesn’t work, or if you’re in too much of a hurry to have the time to rinse the dishes right away, just add some dish soap and water to the pot/pan and let it soak for a few hours or overnight. The food particles will come right off and you can easily give the silverware a quick and final rinse.

  1. Heat up the Water

If you don’t like showering in hot water, it doesn’t mean you can’t wash the dishes in it. Put on some rubber gloves to protect your hands and turn the faucet knob towards the hottest setting you can handle. The warmer the water you’re using is, the easier it’ll be to remove the food specks from the dishes. And you can minimize the chances of catching spots on your dishes once they dry.

  1. Use the Right Wash Tools

You should have functional cleaning utensils readily available. A great dish washing sponge and potent scrub brush can go a long way. These two tools are musts for cleansing off unwanted food fragments. You should also have a large dish rack to securely stack your dishes—small to big.

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