This is the way we wash the dishes

@Modestah (11192)
United States
June 14, 2007 10:52pm CST
wash the dishes, wash the dishes.....*singing* When you wash your dishes, do you prefer to use a washrag or a sponge, or something else? I much prefer a cotton cloth than a sponge, I feel I can manipulate it easier. my little girl has crocheted me a few out of cotton that hold up so wonderfully and always launder well. I also like those very thin green scrubber pads for the stubborn spots.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I use the dishrags that can be bought at most 'mart' stores. For pots/pans I have and scrubber that I love. It has bristles on the bottom and those are attached to a container that holds dishliquid. The very top is rounded and fits in the palm of your hand. It has a center button that can be pushed to release some liquid. I love that thing!
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
19 Jun 07
oh yeah! those are great! I used to have one, wonder what happened to it. hmmmm. I called it my mushroom.
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I use a sponge that has a cloth side and then like net mesh side on the other for scrubbing it squises down to almost nothing and it is easy to get into diffecult places to clean. I also really love the Dawn Direct foam that is out now and it works great for quick cleaning, with little water use.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I agree about the direct foam. I have a back stock of it in the refill bottles. it works so well. it must be that smidgen of bleach that they added to it.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I wash as many things in the dishwasher as I can. For things that don't fit, or some plastics, I use a Dobie pad and a dish cloth.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Sometimes I do sing while doing the dishes. I rather use a sponge to wash the dishes and I do sometimes use the dishwasher if I have so many dishes.
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• Philippines
15 Jun 07
there is a variety out there of things we use whenever we will be washing the dishes. until now, we are doing the washing by hand. there is a cotton cloth, a fiber cloth which we bought from the grocery store, there are some sponge and we also have a scubber which is made of plastic cloth. it really depends upon the washer as to which one will he prefer to use at any point. i am curious about that crocheted one which your daughter made for you. that is one which i have never ever thought of having.
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
16 Jun 07
I use a "Curly Girl" that's a metal scrubber that is fine aluminium all scrunched up, a plastic scrubber for my non-stick stuff, a brush, a sponge, and a dish mop, all this while wearing elegant pink gloves. I had a crocheted cloth but it finally broke a thread and unravelled. I'm not a great crocheter but I s'pose I could have a go when I have some spare time (that means never...lol).
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
16 Jun 07
lol @ spare moment, never..haha! you have a lot of implements - where do you store them all - in the sink or in a dish or cup?
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
16 Jun 07
I have a basket under the sink for all my cleaning gear and products live in there as well along with my bucket fore compost scraps The mop airs and dries over the taps, the brush hangs on a hook inside the cupboard door, the other stuff gets plonked on the dish drainer and if that gets put away it goes on top of the vege stacker in the next cupboard, but it mainly sits on the sink.
• United States
15 Jun 07
i have a metal scrubbie thing and then one of the green sponge scrubbies too. i do use a re-washable dish cloth to dry. when i moved back home to take care of my mom,she was using paper towels for each dish.i can't imagine how much that must have cost after awhile..
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
16 Jun 07
my mother n law did her dishes with paper towels, viva I think was her brand that she never strayed from.. I was very surprised though when they were visiting to find out that she used the paper towels to dry off after her bath as well!
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• United States
16 Jun 07
after the bath? oh my god..it almost sounds like she was afraid of germs or something.
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@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
In the house,i am the cook and the dishwasher. I also like to use that very thin rough scrub when washing the dishes. I feel that all the dirts will washed away when i'm using that.
@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Good morning friend! I generally put them into my dish washer...ok, call me lazy, but with the twins...it just makes more sense to do a big load all at one time! When I do have a stray dish or two, I use a washrag! Before long, I will have my little ones start doing the dishes!
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
15 Jun 07
At home, we usually use the yellow sponge that has a thin green scrubber pad on one side. We have been using this for years, and it works perfectly fine for us.