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I find leaving dishes overnight to drain gives the dishes a better shine when I put them away in morning.


Posted by sanjipanj, 27th April 2014


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  • I did, till we had a cockroach problem. Then I worried about creepy crawlies crawling over my dishes while they were out. So not any more.


  • Would be nice if the dishes were just magically done! ;)


  • Use the method that works best for you when it comes to dishes!


  • I don’t dry any of my dishes unless I’ve just washed it and require it straight away. I prefer to airdry – works for me


  • I wouldn’t advise it as there was a couple time we did that only because it was so late and woke up with live cockroaches in the sink licking up the dishes.


  • Yes we leave them overnight as well!


  • I always wash my dishes and leave them to air dry. In the morning and at night. It’s so much easier and I think they dry better in the dish drainer then with a tea towel.


  • I al


  • always, they sit there for days some times


  • I do as many as I can before bed & they dry overnight, I get up in the morning put away them and do whatever’s left before making breakfast dishes, haha! My kitchen feels lik a restaurant, constant dishes! I’m cool with the though :)

    BTW they do say dishes should always air dry, it’s the most hygienic way so really we’re doing what’s best for the family ;) haha!


  • Absolutely overnight doing is better for containers with lids and sappy cups where the ridges are hard to dry. Also splits up the jobs.


  • I not only leave them to drain, I also don’t wash them til the morning! Am I a slacker? I rinse the off the night before, soak whatever needs it and wan in the am. Then I leave them to drain til late afternoon. That way, I don’t have to put them all away as I often use them again for tea that night


  • I do this for laziness as well as this reason.. A tea towel never seems to do a good enough job, but if needed I will use.


  • so a lot of people do the same lol


  • Yes, just cover with clean tea towel incase flies


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