Amazing Dish Washing Hacks



Grab your rubber gloves and your dinnerware will be gleaming in no time with these Amazing Dish Washing Hacks.

1 What NOT to Put in the Dishwasher
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What NOT to Put in the Dishwasher: This is the scene on our kitchen counter every night after dinner. You can see our dishwasher in the corner, full of dishes and silverware. We run it infrequently, because we hand wash a lot of stuff pots, mixing bowls, fancy glasses, anything plastic… (via The Kitchn)

2 A splash of vinegar in your rinse water can eliminate water spots

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A splash of vinegar in your rinse water can eliminate water spots: Washing dishes is not our favorite activity. In fact, we’d rather be doing just about anything else. But putting off this task only makes it worse. (Think: Big piles of plates and cups with caked-on g (via Huff Post)

3 Dish Washing Detergent Hack with 2 Ingredients

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Dish Washing Detergent Hack with 2 Ingredients (via What Lisa Cooks)

4 Use Very Hot Water

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Use Very Hot Water: Follow these tips to ensure hand-washing your dishes is efficient and effective. (via Martha Stewart)


5 Living with roommates, assign a different bin to each person

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Living with roommates, assign a different bin to each person (via Tea)

6 Plastic bin method, saves time and water

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Plastic bin method, saves time and water: Traveling sounds like all fun and games at first and it is, to a point – but along with all the adventure and excitement comes a lot of plain day-to-day stuff that needs to be considered and take… (via Camping Life Magazine)

7 Because they go in your mouth so they should get the cleanest, after the glass

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Because they go in your mouth so they should get the cleanest, after the glass: Weekly digital photography contest site, featuring active forums, tutorials, photographer profiles, and more. Enter and/or vote — fun learning for ALL skill levels. (via DPChallenge)

8 Scrape the food from the dishes

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Scrape the food from the dishes: Thoroughly cleaning dishes and cutlery is essential for both aesthetic, and hygiene reasons. In this how-to: you’ll learn how to wash dishes until they look like a star! Prepare. Wearing rubber gloves (although is optional) is highly… (via wikiHow)

9 Move the pots and frying pan to the side of the sink and ran a sink of warm/hot water by adding a bit of soap


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Move the pots and frying pan to the side of the sink and ran a sink of warm/hot water by adding a bit of soap (via right in front of me)

10 How To Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

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How To Clean a Cast Iron Skillet: Instructions for cast iron skillet cleaning often include a lot of don’ts: Don’t use soap, don’t use steel wool, don’t put it in the dishwasher. It’s almost enough to scare a cook off from cast iron completely! However, with a few simple techniques, you’ll be able to keep your skillet clean, rust-free, and well-seasoned. (via The Kitchn)

11 Wash in Order

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Wash in Order: Follow these tips to ensure hand-washing your dishes is efficient and effective. (via Martha Stewart)

12 Money Saving Tips Using Ice Cube Trays

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Money Saving Tips Using Ice Cube Trays (via Tip Garden)

13 Extra Oven Rack

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Extra Oven Rack: They’re there when you need them. (via America’s Test Kitchen)

14 Dish towels, should be neatly folded and stacked for easy access

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Dish towels, should be neatly folded and stacked for easy access: Clever ideas, practical storage, unusual solutions — Martha shares her secrets for creating a kitchen that works. (via Martha Stewart)

15 Install a dish draining closet over the sink

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Install a dish draining closet over the sink (via derechosinitaly)

16 Everything ABOVE the Kitchen Sink

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Everything ABOVE the Kitchen Sink: My husband and I recently moved into a new house. While we love most of the house’s features, I happen to dislike the amount of counter and storage space available in the kitchen. We have two small counters on either side of the sink, and several short and shallow shelves on either side of an empty nook above the sink. The cabinets that we do have, I’m too short to reach! I’ve taken up most of the available counter space and cabinet space already with most of our food, dishes, etc. but there was no where to hang up dish towels, or put sponges and wash cloths where they wouldn’t go sour. I figured the big empty nook above the sink would be a prime spot to store such things. They would be out of the way, yet easily accessible when cleaning up the kitchen, would let soggy … (via TheProcrastibaker)

17 How To Clean Burnt Pots and Scorched Pans

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How To Clean Burnt Pots and Scorched Pans: Have a burnt or scorched frying pan? Good news – I’ve found a solution that is chemical-free, cuts scrubbing time in half and lets you keep your pan. (via Apartment Therapy)

18 Use cold water to clean off starches and dairy

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Use cold water to clean off starches and dairy: Mango Ice Cream: a creamy mango ice cream adapted from the wonderful blog Passionate About Baking. (via Healthy Green Kitchen)

19 Homemade Goo Gone Recipe

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Homemade Goo Gone Recipe: I’m unreasonably excited about this simple recipe for Homemade Goo Gone. Earlier this week, I was working on a craft project and found myself in desperate need of goo gone. I could not find the bottle I thought we had. Since it was nap time, and I did not want to put my project on (via No. 2 Pencil)

20 Run soapy water through your blender to clean it

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Run soapy water through your blender to clean it: In this Blendtec Designer Series Wildside Blender review watch videos of it in action as it makes smoothies and soups. This blender is amazing and can also make… (via 2 Wired 2 Tired)

21 If cleaning crystal stemwares, line the sink with a terry towel

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If cleaning crystal stemwares, line the sink with a terry towel (via Decor To Adore)

22 Use this bowl trick to make sure you don’t use too much soap

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Use this bowl trick to make sure you don’t use too much soap: How to Remove an Ink Stain from a Dryer Drum. When a pen accidentally gets washed, there is a possibility that the ink will leak and leave a stain on your dryer drum. If not removed, the ink stain on your dryer might stain the next load of… (via wikiHow)

23 When to Use Cold Water

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When to Use Cold Water: Follow these tips to ensure hand-washing your dishes is efficient and effective. (via Martha Stewart)

24 Know how to load your dishwasher

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Know how to load your dishwasher (via Boston.com)

25 Laundry Bag as Dishwashing Aid

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Laundry Bag as Dishwashing Aid: Repurpose 21 familiar items to help you streamline your life. (via Real Simple)

26 Hate Washing Dishes? Try the “One Soapy Sponge” Trick

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Hate Washing Dishes? Try the “One Soapy Sponge” Trick: Doing the dishes is my least favorite kitchen task, hands down. My reluctance to face them results in towering piles of plates and bowls more often that I’d like to admit. This is why I’ve instituted a “one soapy sponge” policy to help keep the chaos under control. (via The Kitchn)

27 Are dishwashers more efficient than hand-washing?

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Are dishwashers more efficient than hand-washing?: WomansDay talked to two engineers who have spent decades testing dishwashers to find out how to use a dishwasher the right way. (via WomansDay)

28 Use mesh produce bags as pot scrubbers

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Use mesh produce bags as pot scrubbers: They can really come in handy in the kitchen. (via Huff Post)

29 Keep Kitchen Sponges Dry And Mildew-Free

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Keep Kitchen Sponges Dry And Mildew-Free (via churnopol)

30 Pour grease from pans into some used tin foil to cut down on the number of dirty dishes to scrub

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Pour grease from pans into some used tin foil to cut down on the number of dirty dishes to scrub (via Nancy Cooke)

31 Prevent Glasses From Breaking In The Dishwasher With Rubber Bands

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Prevent Glasses From Breaking In The Dishwasher With Rubber Bands: Say goodbye to worry about broken glasses. (via Huff Post)

32 Simple Way of Cleaning Very Dirty Pots

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Simple Way of Cleaning Very Dirty Pots: Follow these tips to ensure hand-washing your dishes is efficient and effective. (via Martha Stewart)

33 How Dishwashing Should Flow, Ideally

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How Dishwashing Should Flow, Ideally: Thanksgiving WAS our favorite holiday…until it was time to clean up the scouring, the plate-scraping, the pre-washing. But then we saw this infographic that blew our minds: We make it harder than it needs to be. Here are some other secrets we learned that have literally changed how we do the dishes. (via The Kitchn)

34 Dishwasher Secrets for Spotless Results

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Dishwasher Secrets for Spotless Results: Things you don’t know about your washer and dryer that could save you time and money. (via ABC News)

35 How to Cut Dishwashing Time in Half

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How to Cut Dishwashing Time in Half (via P&G Everyday)

36 Super-Efficient Method of Hand Washing Dishes

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Super-Efficient Method of Hand Washing Dishes: My super-efficient 7-step method of hand washing dishes is quick and easy, and it accomplishes the most amount of clean items in the least time. (via Smallish)

37 Wash Dishes with Minimal Water

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Wash Dishes with Minimal Water: Growing up in a house with a dishwasher taught me nothing about how to wash dishes. By the time I was out on my own as a poor student, dishwashers were not apart of my vocabulary. So you’re asking yourself: What could be hard – you have a dirty dish, you wash it with soap and water and then dry it. Simple right? Wrong. Everyone has their own way to do it and no one ever shows you why they do it that way.When I lived in a camper van, we had the luxury of running water but it was a limited supply of cold fresh water. With this I had to learn how to do dishes more efficiently, without hot water and with minimal water wastage. This technique (minus the lack of hot water) is still what I use and find it saves time and effort overall. It is … (via peekabooo)

38 Burned Pots and Pans

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Burned Pots and Pans (via Kitchen Chef Tips)

39 Dry Silverware by Hand

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Dry Silverware by Hand: Follow these tips to ensure hand-washing your dishes is efficient and effective. (via Martha Stewart)


40 Skipping the Pre-Wash
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Skipping the Pre-Wash: Thanksgiving WAS our favorite holiday…until it was time to clean up the scouring, the plate-scraping, the pre-washing. But then we saw this infographic that blew our minds: We make it harder than it needs to be. Here are some other secrets we learned that have literally changed how we do the dishes. (via The Kitchn)

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