Washing dishes is one task that not many people enjoy. Those who live at The Crossing Anaheim are lucky enough to have a dishwasher in the kitchen, which makes things much easier.
Tips for Using a Dishwasher (in your apartment)
To save energy and help out our environment (we are environmentally-friendly after all,) make sure you only was full loads. It’s also a good idea to load heavier and larger items into the bottom rack and more delicate glassware and smaller plates, cups and such on the top. Pre-rinsing your dishes is most likely not necessary before putting your dishes into the washer.
In addition to the above tips, try not to use your dishwasher’s “dry” function. Air-drying uses less energy. Crack the door open once the wash and rinse cycles are done.
An Easy Way to Clean Your Dishwasher
A good–and, yes, environmentally-friendly way– to clean your dishwasher is to pour 1 cup of Baking Soda into the dishwasher and run it through the rinse cycle.
Tips for Washing Dishes in Your Sink
Martha Stewart has some great advice on washing dishes on the sink. Even when you have a dishwasher, sometimes you only need to wash a few dishes. One thing the article advises is using a plastic tub to wash dishes rather than running water in the sink. Doing so conserves water. If your plates have stains on them, try rubbing salt on the stains as you clean them.
Do you have any other dish-washing secrets of your own that you can share with us at The Crossing?
Don’t forget, we have stainless steel ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances at our community.