Post # 1
So based on a previous thread, I would like to know where people leave their dishes between using them and washing them. I tend to leave them on the side after giving them a rinse but if it is something that needs soaking I will fill it with water. If I have done washing up previously and there is still a bowl of water then I will pop it in…but won’t leave if too long.
What about you?
Post # 3
@FromA2B2013: My husband sets them on the side, which drives me nuts. I want them all in the sink, or washed immediately! He also leaves his empty beer cans by the sink…or on the coffee table. WTF!
Post # 4
In the sink, no water, after they’ve been rinsed.
Post # 5
We rinse them and leave them in the sink.
Post # 6
Leaving stuff soaking breeds all kind of disgusting bacteria and mold/fungus spores. We washed our dishes pretty much immediately when we didn’t have a dishwasher (went 8 years without one!).
Post # 7
I VOTED – OTHER (with this explanation):
Our kitchen has a double sink. During meal making one is designated for things that need to sit & soak (such as pots & pans). Altho we have a heavy duty Dishwasher, when it comes to pots and pans a bit of a soak doesn’t hurt.
The other sink is where we put everything else we used while making the meal (knives, utensils, bowls etc)
After the Meal if we are going to be immediately doing something else / rushing out somewheres… OR the Dishwasher is full of clean dishes that hasn’t been unloaded yet … and time ends up being at a premium. We’ll scrape our plates and put them into the sink with the other dirty items (not the soaking sink)
If there is too much for that sink (happens at times) then things are neatly stacked up on the counter next to the sink.
When we get back from whatever we were doing, we unload the DW, and reload it with the dirty items.
I try to load the DW, and run it everynight before bed. I also wipe down the stove, counter & sinks.
It is great to wake up in the AM to a Clean Kitchen.
Hope this helps,
Post # 8
rinse them and leave them in sink. but we don’t let any dish sit there for long…both FI and I will wash dishes at different times during the day.
Post # 9
I hate dishes in the sink unless they’re soaking. I always wash the sink before I do dishes so we rinse dishes then stack them beside the sink until we wash them.
Post # 10
We out ours in the sink. Sometimes (depending on the food) we will leave the pots & pans on the stove while we eat.
Post # 11
@BluePeaches: My SO does the same!
Post # 12
My mom puts her dishes in a basin full of soapy water that sits in the sink.
I leave my plates in the sink, but I’ll rinse them first and let water run over/collect in the dishes. It’s less gross than having to dump out the gross soapy water full of food particles, which is what I have to do at my mom’s house.
Post # 13
Our apartment didn’t have a dishwasher, but it did have a double sink. In one side I placed this tub thing that we’d gotten as a wedding present (I’m still not sure what this thing is actually to be used for), and that’s where we’d place our dirty dishes. Once it was full up (usually a week), we’d wash them.
Now even though we have a dishwasher, I still like to wash certain dishes in the sink, such as bowls for cereal. I generally rinse them out, and then wash-wash them after a couple of days.
Post # 14
I leave them in the sink… if it’s not to many, I wait for it to pile up a bit (maybe breakfast and then lunch dishes), then wash. I hate to see a sink with dirty dishes and i hate dishes on the side so I do dishes rather quickly and often.