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Washing dishes in cold water??

My cousin just told me she does this. I think it's gross! How about you?

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Asked by MLM0503 at 10:44 AM on Aug. 3, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • i agree, unsanitary

    Answer by keisha613 at 10:45 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I don't know how she could get any caked on goop off with cold water. I have to have my hot water on all the way to get some of the stuff off. But is it gross? I don't know. I wash my laundry in cold water. Is that gross?

    Answer by MommySteph06 at 10:45 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Lol no I wash my darks in cold water too!

    Comment by MLM0503 (original poster) at 10:46 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Yeah, I don't think that is very sanitary. When I wash dishes, I have the cold water off completely and only use hot...I feel like the hot water kills the germs much better!

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 10:46 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • ewww! gross! cold water does NOTHING for grease

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 10:47 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • How can she get grease off of anything?! Gross. I'm pretty sure that dish soap is made for use in warm/hot water.

    Answer by Scuba at 10:49 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I Don't think its "gross",lol..but I don't think that that is the best way to wash dishes either.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 10:49 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • i do know that when your step son (13) puts dawn dish soap in the dishwasher and the kitchen turns into a cartoon of bubbles, wasking the load on cold cycle cuts the bubbles

    so i assume dish soap does not work well with cold water

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:55 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • That's pretty gross. I use SUPER hot water.

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:59 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I don't know. People don't generally have their water heaters set high enough for that to kill germs on it's own. But dish soap is more effective with hot water and it's that combo that helps wash the oily/greasy/grimy/germy mess away. I don't think it would be that big of a deal for things like glasses or cereal bowls though... provided they were washed quickly and not sitting around for a long time.

    Answer by Krysden at 11:08 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

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