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Do you wash your plates, pots and pans after cooking?

  1. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    Do you wash your plates, pots and pans after cooking?

    Do you leave them in the sink, carry on your meals with your family and settle the dirty dishes later?

  2. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 4 years ago

    I usually rinse off all the dishes before sitting down to eat. The times where dinner is ready and everyone is late for dinner I'll wash everything that's dirty and keep dinner warm on serving plates.

  3. agapsikap profile image68
    agapsikapposted 4 years ago

    Exactly. I prefer to wash them all at the same time after meals. First reason is to save some energy. Second is to conserve, water and liquid soap. Third, in order to enjoy the meal right after it was being cooked and served. But leaving them in the sink organized and not too messy.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @agap
      Makes lots of sense. Not a bad idea after all.

  4. Handicapped Chef profile image79
    Handicapped Chefposted 4 years ago

    I really don't like a dirty kitchen so I clean as I cook then right after I eat either me or my wife finish what's left I never leave my kitchen out of order.

  5. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    @just
    yeah, if everyone is late for dinner, just rinsing will do. thanks for yr honest comment.

  6. IslandBites profile image89
    IslandBitesposted 4 years ago

    I don't. My husband does, all at once (most of the time).

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @is
      lucky gal!!! My hubby says that is the woman's job.

    2. IslandBites profile image89
      IslandBitesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! There are no women/men jobs, specially in a home. I cook, so he does the dishes.

  7. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 4 years ago

    I try to wash as much as I can as I am cooking. Then after dinner I will likely do the dishes and putter around in the kitchen. I find it is a nice quiet time. When I don't do them after dinner, I am always sorry the next day when I am faced with a mess.

  8. todphifer profile image59
    todphiferposted 4 years ago

    No,i don't like rinse dirty plates and dishes because its very very boring and enjoy less work,,,,,,,,,,

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @tod
      yeah, neither do i but no one is going to do the dirty job. Got to do it , otherwise invite the house lizards to lick them !

  9. aminahchahine profile image60
    aminahchahineposted 4 years ago

    I don't like messy kitchen and that is why I always wash plates and pans before joining my family. It is always good to keep the place clean and clear..

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @aminah
      I always wash the plates, pots and pans before i sit down to have dinner. Usually the last one to eat.

    2. Taranwanderer profile image61
      Taranwandererposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's quite a burden. I have a maid handle washing everything - from the kitchen appliances to the breakfast sandwich maker. She's well-paid for her services

  10. lorddraven2000 profile image91
    lorddraven2000posted 4 years ago

    I try to wash them right after but I am usually just to busy to get to it. it sucks but that is usually how it is for me.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @LORD
      True enough.

  11. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 4 years ago

    I wash the things I've used for cooking as I am waiting for the food to be cooked then my husband washes up the dishes after we eat.

  12. Anselome profile image73
    Anselomeposted 4 years ago

    I answer with a question first as I'm not really sure I understand the question. Are you asking if I (the reader) wash my (their) dishes after eating the meal?

    I don't really see any other way to do it. Unless you were to cook the meal and then wash the dishes before calling the family to the table to eat, But then what's the point of that? The food will be cold by the time you eat, and you'll have more dishes to do after everyone has finished eating. Really the only way to do it and not waste time or water (and avoid a cold meal and a cranky family) is to eat first and clean up later.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @anselome
      Depends on how you do it. After i had cooked the meal and put them on the table, i will call my kids and hubby to eat. They will eat without me. I will do the washing and then have dinner later. I don't like to see my sink pile up with pot

    2. IslandBites profile image89
      IslandBitesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @peachpurple
      So a clean sink is a priority over eating with the rest of the family? I dont get it. Well, to each their own.

  13. jaysamuelli profile image67
    jaysamuelliposted 4 years ago

    never!  i just throw them out! muahahaha

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @jay
      Joker ! Yeah, use the plastic fork, plates?

  14. profile image0
    richard alburoposted 4 years ago

    Yes . It is annoying for me to see dirty wares in my kitchen sink . So every time i see even one coffee cup on my sink i wash it .

  15. StitchTheDamned profile image75
    StitchTheDamnedposted 4 years ago

    I clean as I cook. It makes it a lot easier for me to clean everything that is left later. When I use a plate, cutting board or utensil, I will clean it right then and put it away. As I am getting the dinner plates ready, I will clean the remaining pots and pans. I will put what needs to soak in the sink,
    If there are left overs, I wait until after dinner to put them away, just in case anyone wants any more.
    I used to wait until after everything to do all the dishes, but it often got neglected. I tend to procrastinate if I do that.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @stitch
      Thanks for your comments. Me too, i would clean the cutting board and utensil right away unless i am late for dinner. Great idea to soak the pots in the sink. I will do that too.

  16. Sharkye11 profile image94
    Sharkye11posted 4 years ago

    If the meal is one that needs simmering, then I will try to clean up the cooking utensils and extra pans not being used. But if I'm cooking something that needs supervision, then no. And in that case I sit down with my family and eat first. Then clean up the dishes afterwards.

    If I am really tired, or if there is something I MUST draw or write, I will leave the dishes until in the morning. doing them first thing is a good way to wake up and get motivated for the day, and I can do them while my daughter eats her morning snack.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @shark
      Good idea. I wash the dirty plates when the meal need simmering too. However, i never leave those plates in the sink until the next morning because the wet kitchen is always full of unexpected visitors; rats , house lizards and cockroaches.

  17. stanwshura profile image73
    stanwshuraposted 4 years ago

    I eat while the food is hot and I can sit and enjoy what company I have, if any.  Why cook a delicious meal, only to then do the dishes and have to microwave your deserved meal after everyone else has finished?

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @stan
      makes sense. Now, i try to eat with my family while the dirty plates sit in the sink!

 
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