If you are washing your dishes by hand, a few tips will help you do it easily, quickly and efficiently.
Hot water is better for washing in most dishes as it helps to get rid of bacteria and remove grease. In general, the temperature of the water should be over 45 degrees Celsius, but you don't need to reach for the thermometer every time you want to wash your glass. Fill the sink with water that is hot enough that your bare hands are uncomfortable in it for a long time. In most cases, naked skin does not tolerate water at 45 degrees Celsius for too long. To facilitate this process, wear gloves while washing up. Rubber gloves help protect your hands and make washing in hot water more bearable.
The rinse water temperature is equally important. Hotter water helps to get rid of residual dishwashing liquid and bacteria, and speeds up the drying process when you put the dishes on the dryer. It also reduces the chance of streaks and stains.
Despite our recommendation for washing in hot water, Pur has been specially formulated to be effective also at lower temperatures, such as room temperature. Thanks to a special enzyme technology, it removes dirt and grease while saving energy.
Dishwashing liquids like Pur contain both polar (water-loving) and non-polar (fat-loving) particles that attract fat and effectively remove it from the dishes. However, if you are dealing with a lot of fat or dried food, the best option is not to scrub, but to soak the dishes in a mixture of hot water and a few drops of Pur dishwashing liquid. After just a few minutes, dried food and grease can be easily removed.
The best ways to save water when washing dishes:
- Avoid replacing the water with fresh water once the suds are gone. Dishwashing liquid can still be effective even when all the bubbles are gone.
- Rub as many food particles as possible from the dishes with a paper towel before putting them in the sink. This will help reduce the amount of dirt and sediment in the water.
- Wash five or six dishes before rinsing. The tap does not have to be constantly turned on, and you do not have to rinse each dish one after another after washing.
- Avoid washing dishes under the tap. Fill a sink or kitchen tub to save water.
Are you wondering how to wash the dishes? Here are a few steps to help make this process easier.
- Fill a sink or tub with hot water.
- Add a few drops of Pril dishwashing liquid to the hot water. The appropriate dose depends on the type of fluid.
- Wipe excess food off the dishes before washing them.
- First, wash glasses, plates and cutlery. Leave the greasy dishes, pots and pans for last.
- Rinse each dish thoroughly to get rid of the dishwashing liquid.
- Place the dishes on the dryer or dry them by hand with a towel.
- Remember to wash your kitchen towels, brushes and cloths so that they are clean during the next wash cycle.
You may be tempted to dry the dishes with a towel, but this is not always the best option. Towel drying can take a long time and a lot of effort, depending on the number of dishes. Tumble drying is often the better option as it allows the dishes to dry thoroughly on their own before you put them away.
Remember that the moisture from the dishes will fall to the surface of the worktop under the dryer. If your dryer does not have a rubber or plastic bottom, place a baking tray under it.
Clean your dishes quickly and efficiently with these tips.