The Leftovers: Hardest to Wash Foods

4 Leftovers Hardest To Wash Foods

Despite cleaning them thoroughly, there are always a few plates, pots and pans that are harder to clean than the others. Food that is sticky or that has dried in the plates or pans, or baked food, present the most challenging cleaning problems. So it is useful to know what food types to watch out for in case you leave them out too long before they get a wash. To make sure these foods don’t meld permanently to your dishes, just get them in the dishwasher as soon as you can. Ensure their total cleanliness by using the best dishwasher detergent straight away. There’s nothing to worry about if you’ve got Finish to help with the cleaning.

Fat/sugar coating

If you’ve just tucked into a meal that leaves a greasy or sugary residue behind on the plates or spoons, then you will find that the residue is much harder to clean. Dried sugars can be very stubborn, and normally would require a long hard soak in hot water. But if you have Finish All in 1 Max Powerball at hand, you have nothing to worry: it acts as a pre-soak, and the dishes can go straight to the dishwasher without separate soaking.

Dried on

Cereals and other dried food can become a problem for your plates once you’re done eating, because what’s left behind when dried can cling to your plate with surprising strength. These food residues can become really difficult to remove without a hot wash or a long soak in the sink. If you don’t plan to run your dishwasher immediately, then give your plates a quick rinse just after you’re done eating so that the food won’t dry on the, Wheat, barley and scrambled egg can dry on the plates pretty quickly, but don’t worry if they do. Because Finish Power Powder can tackle these and most other dried on foods without any problems.

Baked on

It’s not just your plates that can be difficult to clean by hand, but baking pans, trays, and other oven-proof dishes can hold on to the residue of cooked meat or vegetables (depending on preparation) for really long amounts of time. Tomatoes, for instance, often tend to cling on after a long cook. Removing these kinds of stains would be a chore if you had to do the dishes by hand, but cleaning them is a breeze when you have a dishwasher.

Burned on

Food that has burnt in the pan or overheated and burnt on the plate can be ruinous to your cookware and plates. But there is hope yet, so don’t throw them away. Start by soaking them in really hot water, covering each blackened pot and plate completely with the water. Now after soaking, load the dishwasher with them and use the full washing cycle using Finish to remove the black marks and dried food completely. The most common culprits that cause these kinds of problems are milk and cheese, so you might want to keep an eye out for them when you’re preparing a dairy rich meal.

Mug stains

It’s not just foods that are hard to clean off your plates and pots. Even tea (over a period of time) can be hard to remove from your kettle and pots. This is due to the presence of tannins in tea, which is a coloring agent used in tanning leather (hence the name). Although there are many methods to remove the stains, it is best to take care of them with dishwashing powder. Even when these stains appear to have dried on to the mug, the active ingredients in Finish work towards break them down, leaving the kettle or tea mugs sparkling clean.