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What’s the longest you’ll allow dirty dishes to be in the sink?

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I do them after eating. Usually the pot/pan before while it's hot.


As it’s only me. I make sure dishes are washed before bed. I love waking up to a clean ordered kitchen.

CM1965 Level 7 Apr 22, 2018

what year is this?...after a while, it isn't 'dirt' but that individual who lives in your to toss it a cookie every once in a longer is there an unclean knife in the sink, but an armed life form...treat accordingly.

I was going to ask what month, I think you beat me both ways. I have this vague hope that one day it will be full of nice fresh mushrooms.

When it tries to eat you, it's time to do something....

@Holysocks MORE COOKIES!

Mmm....Typewriter! Nomnomnom...


until I need a clean dish. I am busy...dishes are not a priority.

welkden3 Level 4 Apr 22, 2018

1 day... i can't stand a dirty kitchen.

It’s an insult to the eyes!

@EmeraldJewel yes it is...


Don't judge me!!??!? smile009.gif

Roadster Level 6 Apr 22, 2018

You won’t be judged. Wink.

I actually have a broken dishwasher right now, but I was about to start a kitchen remodel, so it's all hand washing. They might sit for a couple of days.


Not that long-dishwashers are a wonderful thing.


For as long as they need to be there.

MeOhMy Level 3 Apr 23, 2018

I mostly clean up as I cook, but the after dinner dishes wait until the next morning. I put the coffee on and do the dishes......


...only minutes, if possible, in culinary school, chefs are drilled to "clean as you go" -- start clean, end clean. But, the general rule is ...never go to bed with anything in the kitchen needing cleaned. EVER.


Taking the Fifth.

IAMGROOT Level 7 Apr 22, 2018

just cling film all your plates... never do a dish again!


Zero the dish washer is where you store them.

Marine Level 8 Apr 23, 2018

But I'm the dishwasher

Paper plates for you.


Soak and rinse right away, then put them in the dishwasher.

Kandelka Level 4 Apr 23, 2018

Till I walk by the sink the second time.



kenriley Level 8 Apr 23, 2018

Never. Everything is cleaned right after eating. I have a dish washer so most dishes go in there but pans are always hand washed.

Mark013 Level 7 Apr 23, 2018

wash immediately.


I find it best to wash them immediately after use unless I’m hosting guests. Doing this keep me not let them pile up and become a thing.


Living in Florida, I usually wash them and clean the kitchen when the meal is done. I never leave them overnight - even after hosting a party. Nor do I leave garbage in the house overnight. I don't like roaches and ants or the insecticide required to keep them out of the house because of feeding them. There still is the occasional cockroach that will drive me nuts. Once they get in your house, it's really hard to get rid of them.


Right into the washer with ye!

IronHalo Level 4 Apr 22, 2018

We put them in the dishwasher as we use them. I like my kitchen to be clean.


I have 6 kids so sometimes I have no choice...we "run out" of dishes before I even realize then my wife or I have to clean them unless we want to eat off the floor. smile007.gif

Clauddvon Level 7 Apr 22, 2018

@MrLizard 7 total. One with my x and my only daughter.

@MrLizard they are! Lol


Nope. My sink and home are seriously tidy.


Until I can’t put more dirty dishes in it.


I do them after dinner, if while cooking I can already sense my disdain for doing them I’ll break out the paper plates, unless I’m making soup, I hate how soup runs off the edges of a paper plate.

Hahaha! Dang plates!

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