Washing Dishes

Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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Have the dishes scraped.
Pile all articles of each kind together; plates by themselves, the largest at the bottom; cups by themselves; silver articles together, and steel knives and forks by themselves.
Soaking dishes:
Cold water should be used for soaking dishes which have been used for milk, eggs and starchy foods. Hot water for dishes used for sugar substances and for sticky, gummy substances like gelatine. Greasy dishes of all kinds, including knives, are more easily cleaned if first wiped with soft paper, which should be burned.