If you aren't doing dishes immediately after eating then you're doing wrong.
I don't always do them immediately after I eat, sometimes an hour or two later, sometimes if I'm feeling particularly lazy or tired I just rinse them off and leave them in the sink to do the next day.
I never let dirty dishes stack up for days or weeks at a time though.
The correct way depends on what you're making exactly, but it's usually easiest to just rinse out whatever shit you just used and load it in the dish washer.
I'm not going to put off the dinner I've been making for an hour just to do another 15/25 minutes of hand washing like some of you freaks do.
If you do it right, it'll use less. Have one side of your sink full of dirty dishes you've already pre-washed with your hand and dish soap, to get rid of all the fucking oil and grease from whatever. You don't want to put your nice clean sponge on something that massively dirty, or you'll just be wiping like ranch dressing and olive oil on your next dishes.
So, prewashed left side (you prewash dishes as you're through with them). Scrubbed clean and soaped up right side. Wash dishes, place in right side until there's a full sink. Rinse off soap, put in dish drainer.
I'm such a stickler for decent sponges I bring my own to friends houses because I know those fags like to leave them soaking in tomato sauce water
As far as sponges go I just microwave mine for 2 minutes almost every time before I use it. Get's rid of most microorganisms and helps increase the lifespan. Obviously wet with water before or you'll just start a fire
I always clean the object or the are that i have used while cooking so that i dont have to do it in the end when my food is hot and ready to be served. Also after diner is the time to relax, not to do dishes
>not leaving them to soak while you're eating dinner so they're easier to clean
>then wash plates and cutlery too
>I don't know why I'm greentexting
I find that standing (over a sink doing dishes) immediately after eating helps with digestion.
I usualy let dirty dishes stack up until the sight of the shameful pile disgusts me so much I walk away from it. Then when I see any sort of growth taking hold on the putrid stacks, I spray it down with lysol and continue to ignore it until I am completely out of clean dishes that I am forced to eat out on a day that I don't want to leave the house. That's usualy when I wash 40%-70% of the dirty dishes.
But what about the plates and cutlery that you used to eat off? Hence the query about using disposable items. Or do you do the dishes twice? Wash cooking equipment before dinner, and then wash eating dishes later. Seems inefficent and a waste of water.
Personally I rinse my knife and cutting board while I'm waiting for things to cook, then leave pots and pans to soak while I'm eating dinner and then wash them with my plates and cutlery after dinner.
>mfw when i live in an apartment with no dishwasher, poor plumbing and no garbage disposal.
>before serving start cleaning
>"Leave it anon, I'l do it later, come and eat"
>leave water in soap at bottom and leave on side so its easier later
>still not cleaned
Fuck these people that insist you push everything back and avoid it just like they do then never end up fucking doing it.
>Had to chose between two apartments when moving to study, one with its own bathroom and shared a ktichen while the eother one had its own kitchen and shared bathroom
>Chose the one with its own kitchen
>Can cook whatever the fuck I want in my own pace without having to worry about other people stealing my shit, clogging up the sink or leaving mountains of unwashed dirty dishes everywhere
I can't belive I even considered the other apartment. You spend like 15 minutes a day in the bathroom while you can spend hours in your kitchen.
That sucks for you, but for the rest of us it's HeLarious
Why nobody does this is beyond me. Everyone in my immediate circle has a pile of cookware by the time they are done cooking. There's actually a lot of waiting involved in cooking but some people just stare at the food while it's cooking.