Washing the Dishes
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Washing the Dishes
By Cathy Pearl
1 Washing dishes is not a hard job, but it is important. It keeps the kitchen looking clean. People need clean dishes to cook in and eat from. Many homes have dishwashers that will do much of the work for you. However, washing dishes by hand is a job that everyone should know how to do. You never know when your dishwasher may break or when you will find yourself in a kitchen without one.
2 First, go through the house and pick up all the dirty dishes. Sometimes plates and glasses are left all around the house and you will need to find these. If there is any food left on the plates, scrape it into the garbage can or garbage disposal.
3 If you have pots and pans that are dirty, fill them with hot water and set them off to the side. This way the pots and pans can soak while you are doing the other dishes. This will make them easier to clean. If you have any dirty cooking spoons or spatulas, you can put these into one of the pans to soak.
4 Empty out the sink and put all the dirty dishes to one side. Clean the sink, and then fill it with hot water. Make sure it isn't so hot that it would burn your hands. You can also buy gloves that you can wear while washing dishes. The gloves will help protect your hands from the hot water and also from sharp edges on forks, knives, and other utensils. Put some dish soap into the sink. This will help you clean the dishes. Let the sink get about half full, then turn the water off.
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