A growing battle in the Kiwi home that could be tearing your family apart - what is the truth about how to wash dishes?
A post to Twitter calling the Kiwi way of cleaning dishes "dirty" has sparked a debate about the right way to clean up.
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The debate seems to have four main points of contention:
- Pre-rinse before the wash?
- Water scalding hot or just warm?
- Post-rinse to wash off soap?
- Tea towel to dry, or leave them on the rack to drip?
Annabelle White - famous food editor, chef and kitchen whizz - weighed in on the debate to let us know, once and for all, just exactly how we should be washing our dishes.
The self-proclaimed 'Mistress of Suds' cleared up the debate with the following instructions:
- Cutlery and glasses first
- Leave super gross, food caked bowls and pans to pre-soak
- You want the water as hot as possible (without burning yourself of course)
- Squeaky clean isn't just a phrase - you want to hear those plates and glasses squeal
- Rinsing? Ms White says yes! Get those soap suds off those dishes
- Finally, don't just leave your dishes to dry - use a clean tea towel to dry up.
Watch the full The Project interview above.