Dishwashing is one of those never-ending chores, but I don’t stress over it; and I have a very simple process for deciding how to do the dishes. I ask myself, “Are there a lot of dirty dishes?” If the answer is “yes,” I use the dishwasher; if it’s “no,” I wash them by hand.
Dish-washing and EfficiencyThere is almost invariably a waste of effort in both the washing and the drying of dishes. This may be due to:(a) Poorly arranged dish-washing equipment(b) Inadequate utensils for dish-washing(c) Lack of forethought in preparing the dishes for washing and in washing and drying them.
Since dish-washing is one of the constant duties of housekeeping, efficiency methods, i.e., methods which accomplish satisfactory results with the fewest motions and in the least time, should be applied to it.School and Home Cooking (1920) by Carlotta Greer