Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Everything but the kitchen sink.

 Why is it most people don’t know how to use a sink. I mean what is a sink? Why does it have a stopper? Why do we have double sinks when we can’t even figure out how a single sink works?  Do you rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher? Do you let the water run down the drain while rinsing? Do you know how many gallons of water are used each time you rinse? Do you have a well that could run dry or better yet, do you pay for water? Well the best reason to use the sink is to conserve our most valuable natural resource, water. How to use a sink: Put the stopper in, fill it with warm water, add some dish soap, one or two pumps will do it. If your rinsing the dishes for the dishwasher, dunk them, swish them around to remove the food particles then load into your dishwasher. If you are hand washing dishes, soap them all up and then rinse all at once. 
How do you wash your dishes?


  1. I forgot to mention that using a sink the way it was intended also saves your septic system.

  2. I refuse to rinse. I just put them in the dishwasher dirty (except for rice). It drives Dawn nuts but I would prefer to post wash one dish that didn't get clean than pre wash all of them.

  3. I too refuse to rinse. I paid lots for my dishwasher and the manual says no rinsing required. I once received a refund for the total cost of the appliance from Kitchen Aid because their dishwasher did not clean the the dishes unless they were rinsed. I do hand wash many of my pots and small appliance parts.
    Btw I now have Meile dishwasher and it is a charm. No ;rinsing required