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:

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  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 😉

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