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5 Ways to Reduce Time Spent on Washing Dishes + a Deal You Won’t Want to Miss!

5 Ways to Reduce Time Spent on Washing Dishes + a Deal You Won’t Want to Miss!

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5 Ways to Reduce Time Spent on Washing Dishes! Dishes. The never-ending household chore. Some women love to do dishes. I am not one of them! Dishes are my nemesis. So finding ways to get them done faster is something I’m always trying to do. Here are a few tips.

1. Rinse dishes immediately after use. When you are cooking, baking, etc. rinsing out the bowl, or washing off the spoon immediately after you are finished helps get gunk off that, when dried, could prove difficult eliminating. This will also make it so you won’t have to do much—if any pre-dishwasher scrubbing.

2. Keep one side of the sink free of clutter, or better yet, load the dishwasher as you go. It’s a great time saver to load the dishwasher (and have family load it) as you go along throughout the day. When a dish is done being used simply load it in. Although, I don’t always do this, when I do, getting dishes done goes much, much faster.

3. Use a good dishwashing detergent.  I have been using Finish® dishwasher detergent for over 6 years. Finish® gives you an amazing clean and shine – which means you’ll never have to re-wash your dishes ever again.

5 Ways to Reduce Time Spent on Washing Dishes!

And it isn’t messy like the pour out of the box powder I grew up using. For years (while growing up) my mom would purchase the dishwashing box powder; it just didn’t do the best job cleaning the dishes. Ever since she switched to Finish® I’ve seen a remarkable difference on her dishes. Moving out and starting my own family I nixed the box powder and have always used Finish® because I’ve seen the difference a good detergent makes!

4. Use Finish® Jet-Dry® Rinse Aid. There’s nothing worse than dishes that are still wet and spotty after they’ve gone through the dishwasher. Finish® Jet-Dry® Rinse Aid new formula with glass protection has 5x power actions and helps to remove spots and dry dishes better than ever before. Designed to work with any dishwasher detergent, Finish® Jet-Dry® speeds up drying, fights spots and film, and protects glassware to leave nothing but the shine.

5 Ways to Reduce Time Spent on Washing Dishes!

5. Trust your dishwasher, the detergent, and the rinse aid to clean the dishes sufficiently. Dishwashers these days are better than ever before. They are very sophisticated and are designed to clean dishes—remarkable statement, I know. But in all seriousness, if you use the correct setting on your dishwasher, if your water temperature is hot, and if you use good detergent like Finish® and a great rinse aid like Finish® Jet-Dry® Rinse Aid, then you don’t need to do much scrubbing or cleaning. Place the dishes in the dishwasher and let it do what it has been made to do.





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R Joyce Smith

Friday 25th of December 2020

When I bought my first dishwasher, the salesman told me to use only Finish Detergent. That was about 40 years ago. Finish is the only dishwashing detergent I have used all these years.


Friday 10th of January 2020

Cleaning up dishes is one of the most boring task I find. Using a dishwasher was the biggest relief for me. Still I had to go through a lot of research to use the dishwasher. Finally, I found this article which answered most of questions! Your hacks are so relevant to easily manage cleaning process and make it more simple. Thanks for the article.

Sandi Darvell

Sunday 24th of April 2016

OMG, I hate dishes. The worst chore ever! I'm going through a divorce now but my ex and I always would argue about this. I also lost the battle most of the time. Here's how I get it done fast! If you have a bunch and it looks overwhelming wash the big stuff first, when you tackle the worst, like the pans and big bowls it looks less overwhelming then the rest goes by fast. Drain the water after doing the worst things then re-fill sink. I know that is the opposite way most people do it but for me it works better. I also sort, and then do cups, glasses, then bowls, then plates and so on, I always do silverware first.

Anita Fowler

Saturday 14th of May 2016

Yes dishes are my nemesis!!

Chelsea @ Life With My Littles

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

These are great tips! And I can't wait to try out those products! Finish is always great, and I am sure it will get the job done on my dishes!