My First Time Dish Washing

Here in Spain we don’t have a dishwasher, but we do have parents that wash the dishes. As of last week, there is a new dishwasher in the house and her name is ANYA!

Anya Dishes

I wanted to start doing the dishes because my parents do a lot for me and I wanted to help out more.  I wasn’t sure if they would let me, because I can’t reach the top drying rack and there are knives too.  So I asked if I could and they said YES, right away.  Mom helped show me how she does the dishes.

Mom’s dish washing style

  1. Fill up a large bowl or pot with hot soapy water.
  2. Rinse off all of the dirty dishes and organize them on the counter.
  3. Put all of the silverware into the hot soapy water, so they can soak.
  4. Start washing all of the dishes and leave them soapy in the sink.
  5. When the sink is full, rinse all of the dishes and place them in the rack to dry.
  6. When all of the dishes are drying, it is time to do the silverware.
  7. Each piece is washed by itself and then when they are all done they are rinsed.
  8. Then it is time to clean up all of the water, all over the counter.

The next time I did the dishes, Mom suggested I ask Dad to see if he does them differently.  So Dad showed me how he does them and it is a little different.

Dad’s dish washing style

  1. Rinse off all of the dirty dishes and organize them on the counter
  2. Fill up the sink with hot soapy water.
  3. Put all of the silverware into sink, so they can soak.
  4. Put all of the dishes in the sink to soak as well.
  5. Start washing all of the dishes and leave them soapy on the counter.
  6. When the dishes are all done, it is time to do the silverware.
  7. Each piece is washed by itself
  8. When they are all done everything gets rinsed and placed in the rack to dry.
  9. Then it is time to clean up all of the water, all over the counter.

I like do the dishes because it is really fun and I get soaking wet.  Sometimes that is good because it helps cool you down, except when the water is hot. I like to do the dishes both ways, except I have an extra step for each one. I not only have to clean off the counters, but I have to dry the floors when I am done.

Do you like to do the dishes?   How do you wash dishes?

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8 thoughts on “My First Time Dish Washing

  1. In the past year, I broke 2 dishes and that wasn’t even when I was doing the dishes. I hope I don’t break my mom’s favorite mug.

  2. I had a bad experience on my first time being a dishwasher because I broke the favorite mug of my grandfather. But I learned from it 🙂

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