Washing Dishes to Save Water

Washing Dishes to Save Water

Laure Joliet
Dec 3, 2007

Yes I live without a dishwasher. I'm certain I can't be the only one. I also do a lot of baking which means a lot of washing up. Did I mention I only have a one sink sink, instead of a two sided sink?

I've tried a couple of methods, like the soaping everything first and then rinsing all at once, or the plastic bin on the counter that holds everything while it soaks and then rinsing it. None of these have been very practical for me. Things don't feel as clean and I've lost some dishes in the slipper soapiness of it all. So I was relieved when I heard that if I make sure to use a pencil-width stream of water (no larger!), it'll make a big difference for how much water goes down the drain. And since I've been more mindful of the stream of water I notice that I still get things rinsed just as quickly.

What do you think, what's your method?

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