Does anyone but me still do the dishes? first I soak mine in hot water. Our water is really hot now that we have natural gas, so I I soak them for an hour and eat lunch...and it's still pretty hot. I start with the silverware, plates, and some cups. The second sink full is the rest of the cups(bleached out when necessary,)we drink a lot of tea and coffee.Also added are tea kettle(daily)microwave plate and percolator or keurig, depending on the day. After that I wash down the entire stove, including the hood.
I change the water, turn around and wipe down the whole counter, moving the micro, toaster oven and keurig. Fridge gets wiped down too. then we start on all the plastic ware, pots and pans. that's where the lysol wipes come in handy. If anything is greasy, the lysol wipes wipe it out and then I rewash, and rinse in hot water, always, with everything. Stainless gets wiped with lysol wipes too. It makes it shine.(tea kettle and coffee pot)
Last but not least all the catfood dishes get washed and rinsed/stacked. then I just wipe the table, again and the sinks and back splash...damned if I didn't end up wiping the stainless steel sinks anyway,Elspeth.
So, how do you do your dishes?