Washing Dishes on a Boat

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Washing Dishes on a Boat -- tips for washing dishes and gunky pans by hand, without using too much water . . . and making it as painless as possible.

I don’t know of anyone who LIKES to do dishes.  But it has to be done.

I guess everyone is looking for ways to make the job easier — or use less water — as the articles I’ve written with tips are always popular.

So here they all are, together with a couple of others on galley cleaning and drain cleaning (just because they seem to go here), gathered into a mini-series:

Do You Find The Boat Galley Useful?

You can support the site when you buy from Amazon by using the links on this site and the search bar below. No extra cost to you!

Comments

  1. May I add this: “There’s nothing sexier than a Captain with his hands in dishwater!”

  2. What are your thoughts on a non-hot water wash process? Bleach? etc?????

    • Soap and water work well on their own in cold water — the biggest problem is grease, but elbow grease will eventually get it off. You really don’t need bleach unless the water is suspect.

  3. My favourite is a spray bottle of H2O w/ a touch of vinegar to rinse hand-washed dishes

  4. In truth, I also use a lot of paper towels so dishes are almost ´clean´ by the time we wash 😉

Add Your Thoughts

*

Please note: I'm currently cruising and don't have internet all the time. Comment approval may be delayed a few days!