I’ll admit it. I hate washing the dishes. I think filling it up is actually fun because I can quickly see a messy kitchen turn into a clean one in just a matter a minutes. But I mostly hate unloading the dishwasher and rinsing them off them before loading . I’ve heard that some people actually enjoy doing the dishes, and I really wish I was born with that special gene. You know the one that makes cleaning enjoyable? Instead I just look for the best products on the market to make my job as quick and painless as possible.
I’ve recently learned that I’ve been washing my dishes all wrong and was asked to share some information with you. With one simple tip, I can save a ton of time with my daily routine. Maybe you were doing this already, but I’m so guilty…
Stop Pre-washing Your Dishes!
Seems so simple right?
I know what you are going to say. You are probably like me and have justified it one of a few ways.
Excuses for Pre-washing Dishes
- Your dishes won’t get as clean and food particles will fly and stick to dishes.
- You don’t know where all that stuck on food will go.
- This is the way you’ve always done it. (Change feels strange.)
- Your dishwasher will start to smell.
If you’ve used any one of these excuses to justify the pre-washing or rinsing of dishes, you are not alone. I’ve said each and every one of them to myself. But stop it, seriously.
A new survey from Cascade Platinum and Marie Claire reveals that nearly all people are doing their dishes incorrectly with 96-percent wasting up to an hour pre-washing their dishes each week – when they should not. In order to get the most optimum clean and shine, it’s important to skip the prewash and use Cascade Platinum. This is because the special enzymes in Cascade Platinum latch onto the leftover food particles, breaking them down so they can wash away – even 24-hour stuck on food. With no food particles on the dishes, the enzymes can’t do their job as well and this can lead to dish issues. And, of all the people wasting their time pre-washing, three-quarters (74%) are experiencing daily fails with dishes that come out looking dirty, spotted or streaked after running them in the dishwasher, with nearly half of respondents (51%) re-washing their dirty dishes a second time.
Did you read that? You don’t need to pre-wash as long as you are using a strong dishwashing detergent like Cascade Platinum. Your dishes will get as clean and food particles shouldn’t get stuck to anything else.
Did you know that most dishwashers feature a garbage disposal? I know mine does, but I never use it. If you didn’t, you aren’t alone. This same study found that 89% of those surveyed didn’t realize their dishwasher can safely dispose of any remaining food on dishes. (Assuming your dishwasher has a garbage disposal.) I remember thinking that feature was important when we bought our dishwasher new 8 years ago. And yet, I’ve never used it. Go figure.
KEY SURVEY FINDINGS
- Nearly half (46%) of survey respondents believe that skipping the pre-wash will lead to dirtier dishes. When in reality, breaking this habit – and skipping pre-wash – along with using Cascade Platinum, will help them achieve the ultimate clean and sparkle every time.
- Almost half (42%) of respondents have actually gone so far as to re-load the dishwasher after their family goes to bed because they did not think their family member(s) did it right the first time.
- More than half (56%) of respondents load their dishwashers after each meal.
If you are running your dishwasher every day, it shouldn’t smell. My husband hates smelling anything if he opens the dishwasher, which is one of the reasons I pre-wash. But even when I’m just about to run the dishwasher, I still rinse my dishes. Why? Habits are tough to break.
Cascade Platinum Elminates Need to Pre-Wash or Pre-Rinse
Cascade Platinum’s superior technology achieves a clean so powerful it eliminates the need to pre-wash or pre-rinse dishes and even helps keep your dishwasher sparkling. Its advanced triple-action formula has powerful enzymes that break down even 24-hour stuck-on food for Cascade’s best clean and shine.
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Disclosure: This post was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are 100% mine.