10 Handy Finds to Make Dish-Washing a Little Less of a Pain
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(SPOT.ph) Nobody loves doing household chores, but some tasks are definitely better than others. In many cases, making your bed, organizing your desk, or doing laundry can actually be kind of therapeutic, but perhaps no chore is as tedious and uninviting as dishwashing. Unlike other chores, dishwashing happens multiple times a day and can be a pretty demanding task, depending on the size of your household, the food you eat, and the tools you use. While we can’t make the dirty dishes sitting in your sink magically disappear, the good news is that there are many tools you can shop online to help make the process easier, faster, and more efficient. You can thank us later.
These handy dishwashing tools will make your daily kitchen chores easier and faster:
Multi-Purpose Silicone Gloves with Bristles (P199) from Ándale
Those of you with sensitive skin may opt to wear rubber gloves when washing dishes to prevent your hands from getting dry and irritated. If so, you’ll love these silicone gloves from Ándale, which let you keep your hands safe while cleaning your plates, no sponge required. The gloves are built with bristles on the palms to lather soap and dislodge dirt and food stains with no fuss.
Soap Dispenser and Sponge Holder (P399) from DHD Shop
If you use dishwashing paste, you may find that its container tends to get a little dirty after a few uses considering you double dip your dirty sponge into it mid-wash. You can keep your soap clean and make the entire process much more seamless with this nifty soap dispenser from DHD Shop. The top of the dispenser is also a sponge holder, which means you can push your sponge onto the top and the device will dispense dishwashing soap right onto it. That way, your sponge will never come into contact with the soap. It also does away with the need to constantly pick up the dishwashing liquid bottle every time your sponge needs more soap. All in all, it will speed up the process and make it simpler.
Spot Cleaning Spatula (P65) from MUJI
This spot-cleaning spatula from MUJI lets you scrape tough stains off of your pans as well as your stovetop. Whether the food is burned, sticky, or hardened, the spatula will let you dislodge it right off without damaging metal surfaces, nonstick pans, baking trays, and the like.
DWS-22APH(K) Dishwasher (P19,995) from Toshiba
The joke that the Internet likes to make is that Asians don’t have dishwashers, they are the dishwashers. Well, looks like it’s time to break the stereotype because if you’re sick of scrubbing pots, pans, and plates on the daily, this Toshiba dishwasher may be a worthy investment. The tabletop device promises to clean and disinfect all your dishes in a flash—no need to get your hands dirty.
Automatic Dishwashing Brush and Sponge (P330) from SK Mixes
Every homeowner knows that washing dishes requires careful precision when it comes to monitoring water usage—an ever-running faucet can quickly run up your water bill, not to mention wasteful. You can avoid that issue altogether with this handy brush from SK Mixes. It has its own water chamber that dispenses water onto the attached brush with the push of a button. You can change the head into a brush or sponge depending on what would best suit the dish you’re cleaning.
Bottle Brush (P69.75) from BabyWorld
Yes, this brush from BabyWorld is primarily made for baby bottles, but hear us out. It’ll be handy for washing glasses, pitchers, and tumblers with narrow openings. That way, you’ll always be confident that you cleaned every inch of your beverage containers. The tool features a sponge on the tip for maximum lathering and a brush underneath for dislodging unseen germs.
Nano Dishwashing Scrubber Ball (P132) from Kapan Home
A more abrasive brush or sponge is a necessity when it comes to scraping food off of certain pots and pans and this scrubber ball from Kapan Home could be your new go-to for that tedious task. The handle will give you more control and stability while also keeping your hands from having to brush up against every inch of your dirty cookware.
Silicone Cleaning Brush Dishwashing Sponge (P50) from Healthy Home Life PH
Dishwashing sponges need to be changed fairly often as they can get worn out and even breed bacteria inside the porous material. Try this silicone sponge from Healthy Home Life PH if you’d prefer a cleaning tool that would last a little longer and can be disinfected more thoroughly. They can be washed top to bottom and even boiled clean for maximum bacteria removal. Plus, they double as pot holders.
Stainless Steel Over the Sink Dish Drying Rack (P2,395) from Gemini Store
A proper dish rack is a must-have for any kitchen, so you can leave plates, food containers, cookware, and the like to dry properly post-wash before storing them away. This stainless-steel rack from Gemini Store would be a great option for small homes. You can position it right over your sink, which means it won’t need its own dedicated space. It offers two spacious shelves to hold all your dinnerware as well as some hooks and compartments for your utensils and cooking tools.
Sink Drainer and Food Waste Basket (P347) from Konco
Keep this nifty basket from Konco hanging on a corner of your sink to streamline your dishwashing process. Instead of having to go back and forth between the sink and the trash can, you can dump all the excess food waste on your plates and pans into the basket, which has holes underneath to allow water to flow through. Plus, the top of the device can be used as a stand for your dish soap and sponge.
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