How to Clean Food from Dishes

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Learn how to clean food from dishes when you are washing dishes by hand with expert cleaning tips in this free dishwashing video. View Video Transcript

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Grace Fitzpatrick

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Hi, this is Grace Fitzpatrick on behalf of Expert Village. I'm going to talk to you about cleaning food off of your dishes when you are doing them by hand. I like to show you a example of something that is very noddy and that roommates hate. That is this kind of thing we have all gone to the stove, lift it up from a lid that has been there for two weeks and found a pot of dry old rice that someone did not clean out right away. That is terrible in a way but there are somethings that we can do to deal with that situation. So I'm going to talk about that right now. First, of all what I like to do is just get a utensil and I scrape it out like this and make sure to put most of it in the trash. We just want to get out as much food as we can first before we start washing the dish. This also helps to keep our sponge on our brush or whatever we are using clean. Then what I like to do if I have a pot like this with some food, I just get a little bit of water on the bottom like this. I put a little bit of soap directly in the pot. Just a tiny bit a little goes a long way remember. This is when a brush comes in handy as oppose to a sponge because you can really get down in the pot without having to put your whole hand in there. So now I got some soapy water I can kind of scrub it up with the brush, scrub it around and make sure that I get the sides and notice I don't have the water running. Then I'm just going to run the whole thing under water, rinse it out pretty good and put in the dish drainer. But I also want to remember that I had some food caked in there so some of that is going to be in the drain. That is why it is important to look out for where your food goes.