Drip-dry or wipe-drying the dishes...which is more hygienic?

@manong05 (5030)
Philippines
October 2, 2009 4:08am CST
People do things differently, some says it's more hygienic to drip them dry than to wipe them believing that the cloth might contain bacteria. Can this be true, I do drip dry mainly because it is more convenient. Or it doesn't really matter which method. Any idea?
3 responses
@weasel81 (2502)
• Australia
2 Oct 09
i drip dry, and only try to do dishes once a day. due to water, and got to conserve it, instead of finding every other way of wasting it. i do all the dishes then leave them, those which don't dry right i wipe over before putting them away.
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
good idea to think of water conservation. you are right there. cheers!
2 Oct 09
Well, i used to drip dry, i preferred that. Now, we have a dishwasher, and it dries the pots lso, so all i have to do is unstack it, and put them away. It is brill now.
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
It will be fun to use a dishwasher, you just have to think of stacking them. Good for you. cheers!
@Fadolf (546)
• Slovenia
2 Oct 09
Hello manong05! I believe that it is the same thing, but only if you change your cloth often. Humid and wet places attract bacteria and who knows which other non healthy things... Drip dry leaves the stains so aesthetically it isn't nice to see. Currently I'm working as a dish washer in a restaurant (student job) and I always wipe clean the dishes and glasses, it looks much better! Happy mylotting and take care!
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
So drip dried dishes also need wiping to remove the water marks. Might as well do it one time. LOL It is nice that you also have time go do mylotting, you seem to be a very busy person with studies and work to contend with. cheers!