Most of us do our dishes by simply soaping them up and running them under room temperature water. We think that just because dirt and grime no longer appear on our tableware and cooking utensils, they are 100% squeaky and sparkling clean.
But how wrong are we! Washing our dishes with just soap and tap water is simply not good enough!
This is because this method removes only visible dirt off your dishes and utensils; it doesn’t sanitize nor disinfect your dishes from germs and other forms of bacteria.
That is why it is important to use hot water when washing your dishes. You might be afraid of getting your hands scalded, but don’t be a wimp! Get a heavy-duty glove for dishwashing, and enjoy the following benefits of using hot water when cleaning your dishes and utensils at home.
Hot water naturally lifts away food and grime off your dirty dishes, so this means you no longer have to spend so much time and effort trying to scrub dried food particles off your tableware, cookware, and utensils.
We’ve all been there before: we scrubbed and scrubbed the dishes with all our might only to find out that they are still greasy. Now, isn’t that frustrating? But with hot water, let all that frustration be gone! Let us break it down for you why: Hot water is generally more capable at removing grease from dishes, which explains why washing the dishes in cold water or room temperature water may sometimes result in a nasty and persistent greasy film on your dishes even after the dishes are dried. This also means you can afford to use less dishwashing soap. That’s savings right there!
As we all know, water generally evaporates faster at high temperature. This means that when you use hot water to wash your dishes, they tend to dry a lot quicker than when you use regular tap or cold water to wash your dishes.
You may think they are the same, but cleaning and sanitizing your dishes are two completely different things altogether. Cleaning your dishes simply means making sure there are no visible dirt, grime or grease on your dishes, while sanitizing your dishes means to make sure they are germ-free and safe to use for food. As recommended by the public health organization, Stop Foodborne Illness, there are two ways to sanitize your dishes: (1) Run your dishes under hot water, preferably around the range of 170°F (76.7°C) for at least 30 seconds or (2) soak your dishes in a sanitizing solution of bleach and water. If you’re as apprehensive as we are in using bleach over your plates and utensils, then perhaps hot water may be a better option for you.
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