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4 Things to Never Do When Hand Washing Dirty Dishes

Dinner's over and it's time to wash those pesky pots and pans.

I'm usually the one stuck on dish duty. We have large family gatherings and washing up after 10+ people is not fun.

I knew there must be a better way! So I searched up "how do the pros wash dishes?".

Here is a list of 4 Don't Do's...

1. Stop Soaking Your Dishes in the Sink

People typically fill the sink with hot water, add liquid dish soap for suds, then toss in the dirty dishes for a good soak.

It turns out the pros don't wash dirty dishes like that, and science doesn't give sink-soaking a thumbs up either. In fact, microbiologists say washing dishes this way is worse than washing them in a (flushed) toilet bowl!

Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist from the University of Arizona, says your kitchen sink's wet environment is a perfect spot for E.coli to grow.

It turns out that bacteria loves the leftover food in the drain and on our soaking dishes. "Maybe [this is why] dogs prefer toilet water—it has less E. coli," says Dr. Gerba.

In addition, soaking your dishes in the sink mixes up all the bacteria from other dishes. For example, if you soak dishes that have raw chicken in the same water as other dishes, you're spreading the same harmful bacteria to all the other dishes in the mix. This means your dirty dishes end up even dirtier.

THE FIX: Dr. Gerba suggests using a kitchen-specific disinfectant, like HopePodz Disinfectant, to clean your sink basin at least every night.

2. Stop Putting All Your Dirty Dishes in the Dishwasher

In the ongoing kitchen adventure, battling dirty dishes is the ultimate struggle. My secret weapon? Stuffing every last dish, knife and cutting board into the dishwasher to dodge hand-washing them.

Surprisingly, dishwashers are NOT safe for many items. Most dishwashers can get as hot as 155°F (68°C). While the hot temperature is helpful to disinfectant and clean the dishes inside the dishwasher, the blistering hot water can be very harmful for some of your items. For example, dishwashers can dull sharp knives, ruin cast iron pans, ruin the finish of wood items, and more.

THE FIX: For a full list of items you should not throw in the dishwasher, check out this link.


3. Stop Scrubbing Pots and Pans

When we see that stuck on food, we just want to get if off by any means necessary.

Unfortunately, this usually means reaching for the most abrasive scrubbers and attacking our pots and pans. Aggressively scrubbing damages these food surfaces and releases harmful particles into your food. We should also avoid this technique with anything that is glass, stainless steel, or plastic surfaces to avoid damages.

THE FIX: Switch to HopePodz Foaming Dish Soap! Simply pump some foam onto a dish, pot, pan or utensil. If the item has a lot of caked-on dirt, let the foam sit for a few minutes. The grease-fighting surfactants immediately begin to lift the grease and food from the surfaces. Wipe & rinse and you're done!

4. Stop Using Old-Fashioned Liquid Dish Soap

THE FIX: Upgrade to HopePodz FOAMING Dish Soap today and embrace a new era of dishwashing — where efficiency meets sustainability — and your peace of mind is as clean as your dishes!

💫 Inspired by Dawn Powerwash:

  • Unlike regular liquid dish soap, you don't need water to create soap bubbles
  • A foaming pump mixes our product with air to create foamy suds
  • The grease-fighting surfactants immediately begin to lift grease and foods from surfaces, effortlessly tackling grease and grime without intensive scrubbing
  • Our foaming formula eliminates the need to soak dishes overnight (disgusting)
  • Foam cuts through grease 5X faster than liquid soaps so you can enjoy a cleaner kitchen faster (because who really enjoys washing dishes?)

💫 Perfected by HopePodz:

Make the switch to HopePodz and experience a dishwashing solution that rivals the competition while making a positive impact on the planet.

Each HopePodz refill makes 325mL of foaming dish soap. And it's the only Canadian dish soap that does not come in or with a signle-use plastic bottle

Here's how to make HopePodz foaming dish soap...

  • Reuse your empty foaming soap bottle you have at home
  • Drop the whole HopePodz refill into the bottle
  • Add 325mL of tap water. Wait a few minutes to dissolve
  • Swish. Ensure the entire pod has dissolved. Insert the soap pump. Done!
  • Now, just PUMP WIPE RINSE!
  • And smile, because you just saved a plastic bottle from landfill :)

✨ Beyond Dishes – Versatility at Its Best:

Uncover 14 unexpected uses for HopePodz Foaming Dish Soap beyond handwashing ordinary dishes. From cleaning surfaces to tackling unexpected messes, let the power of foam redefine your cleaning routine! Elevate your cleaning game, one pump at a time!





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