A debate is brewing over the right and wrong way to handwash dishes
When it comes to cleaning the dishes, everyone has their own process. But, when discussing how people handwash their china, there were two standout categories.
According to Bon Appetit magazine author Nikita Richardson there are those that wash the bottom of their dishes, and others that don’t.
Her article titled “Please, I’m begging you, wash the bottom of your dishes” has sent Twitter into a meltdown over the weekend, as it sparked a debate between those who do and those who don’t.
There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who wash the bottom of their dishes and those who don't. https://t.co/CVmjEw6biG
— Bon Appétit (@bonappetit) 24 August 2019
A lot of users were surprised that this was even having to be reiterated, believing it to be common knowledge.
— Ayrryk (@ayrryk) 24 August 2019
What kind of monster doesn’t wash the bottom of the freaking dishes?
Does a surgeon only wash the palms of his hands?!
— 🇺🇸Cpt. FunkaDunk🇯🇵 (@cptfunkadunk) 25 August 2019
You have to wash them they sit inside the other dishes, wtf.
— Jill Valentine, Mother of Dagons (@milfgaardian) 24 August 2019
This is so gross, dishes get stacked and sit in the sink, the bottoms are frequently greasy and dirty!! I’m upset
— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) 24 August 2019
Others admitted that the thought never crossed their mind.
This has 100% never occurred to me.
— Tammy Gordon (@tammy) 24 August 2019
And on the other end, there were those who decided to share their stories of disgusting housemates and family members who weren’t up to par on the hygiene front.
My friend's ex-boyfriend would wash the dishes OK, but then he would put them away wet. Wet, stacked plates in the cabinet, festering.
— Amy Rey (@Amy_Rey) 25 August 2019
I was at my parents house one weekend for a family gathering, and saw a younger (but, adult) relative fill a glass with water, drink it, and PUT THE EMPTY BUT UNWASHED GLASS BACK IN THE CABINET.
I think about that a lot. https://t.co/zC4SettPnq
— BombayK (@BombayK2) 24 August 2019
this is super gross but very unsurprising. i used to have a roommate who would “clean dishes” but leave dried cheese and sauce on the rims of the dishes and stack them with actual clean plates
after that i just resigned myself to washing all the dishes https://t.co/0BKy1UjZTP
— bowi3 (@shinbowi3) 24 August 2019
But thankfully, most sided with Richardson on this one, who pointed out: “Not washing the bottom of your dishes is the first step on a slippery slope toward half-assery.”