A. Do you put some on a sponge and wash each dish separately?
B. You put some in a dish pan and soak the dishes, pass a sponge over
them and then rinse?
Your favorite detergent?
Mine is Polmolive Green.
I prefer Reeva brand with bleach alternative in it. It gets anything
that has grease on it, no matter how stuck on, clean. I use it in the
laundry when my sons stink up their gym clothes or get muddy as well.
It gets everything out.
We always dilute dish soap with water...about 50/50 and put in a pump
dispenser, then we squirt on the sponge and wash individual dishes as
needed most of the time.
Bruce K. wrote:
No wonder. And I quote from across the pond,
"The ever increasing price of Fairy Liquid and other household
detergents is important to most decent subscribers here. ... Is there
any guarantee that your Palmolive will be as kind to your hands as my
Nov 7 2000 by Mr F. Bentos"
Sponges are a breeding ground for bacteria because they never dry out
completely between dish washing sessions. I use a dish washing cloth
instead and hang it to dry. When it is very dirty or stained I can
put it into the washing machine with a little bleach and it comes out
ready to use again.
I choose the washing method that best suits my needs at the moment.
Sometimes washing individual pieces under the faucet (called lab
washing), and sometimes filling the sink with water and washing a sink
full of dishes.
Preferred soaps are Joy-lemon scent or Palmolive-original green.
Debra in VA
See my quilts at
I always use a washing up bowl to wash glasses, then cups, saucers,
sideplates working through until the dirtiest dishes come last. I use a
dishcloth and a brush and keep handy stronger scrubbers nearby. Every item
is rinsed before being placed on my draining board for wiping dry.
I always use Fairy.
On Fri, 2 Mar 2007 18:17:29 -0600, "Sandra S Beall"
"Cascade 2-in-1 Action Pacs with Dawn" is what I'm currently
purchasing (E-Gad, who makes up these names?) The folks across the
pond have no idea of this brand except for the Fairy green liquid.
Dawn is a great grease cutter. I suspect the green liquid is
Palmolive. I'm bad... Glad I'm not in Huntsville.
Why would P&G sell Palmolive?
P&G's VP for R&D is J Keith Grime. Grime got together with Rhodia,
which is not in Rhode Island but New Jersey. Since 2003 they have been
producing a secret chemical exclusively for P&G. It makes bubbles last
Most Brits are bubble freaks. We all made a certain assumption when Mr.
B said he preferred Fairy. So many have switched such an assumption
could be mistaken nowadays.
In America, Joy, Ivory, and Dawn have that chemical.
In the south USA as I understand it from the teenagers I know, Bad is slang
for really really good to have: Like, if someone is really Bad, then the
could be good looking or sexy, or etc....
Yes, if it's just a few dishes and not worth filling a dishpan for.
Yes, if it's more than just a handfull and I need some soaking to
dislodge gunk. I don't like sponges - I grab a fesh dishrag each
time. They are cheap and cost nothing to launder.
I do keep a sponge around for easy pickup of spilled liquids on the
counter and then toss in wash, or give em a microwave shot after
Ajax or Palmolive - whatever is red and looks good in my kitchen. I
don't buy P and G products - period.
I alos use a squirt of dish liq mixed with vinegar and baking soda for
a homemade Softscrub copycat.
On soapbox now - I transfer the dish liq to a pump bottle. I can't
STAND the sight of a Joy bottle on the sink - i.e. I don't like
with writing in sight. I watched an HGTV show where they
refurbished this fabuloso kitchen, then ruined the look with a Joy
bottle on the sink.
Also hate those Johnny mops supposedly hidden in a holder behind a
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