questionsdo you just rinse some dishes or feel they all…

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I never feel that all of them should be washed, just the ones that have been used since the last time they were washed.

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I rinse our pizza stone and cast iron skillet, but using soap on them is a no-no. Everything else gets washed after using.

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If I have a piece of toast or a piece of fruit on a dish, I just rinse it. If I have something like a sandwich or meat on it, I wash it with soap and hot water. My nylon meat cutting board always gets the soap and water treatment (and bleach if I have cut raw meat on it). My wooden veggie cutting board is only rinsed.

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Soap and water for everything... my old roommates never thought even cleaning up after themselves was necessary.

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I wash everything. The only exception would be if I had a sandwich or something similar that did not overly sully my plate, and then decided to have a snack or dessert shortly thereafter. Then I'd dust sandwich crumbs off into the disposal, and/or rinse if needed between.

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It depends on how well the dog did his part.

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@jsimsace: The funny thing is, I really believe you.

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@elandria: that's pretty much my standard as well. We don't have a dishwasher, so it isn't much harder to swipe the soapy sponge around if I'm rinsing already. If I wasn't accustomed to hand washing everything, maybe it might be a different story. But if I feel like I can immediately re-use the plate (dessert after a sandwich, etc) I will just wipe off the crumbs. I also re-use a glass if the drink is the same throughout the day; I wash it at the end of the day regardless.

@luvche21: I've had the roommates problem before. I once came home and found that a double sink that was overflowing with dishes was now empty and all the dishes were either in the drain or put away. The problem - the dish soap amount had not perceptibly changed (and some of those dishes were DISGUSTING!!) - I would have used at least 1/4 of the small container.

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My dishwasher sucks at getting things clean, so I wind up handwashing just about everything and then essentially using the DW as just a steam sanitizer. I also tend to pretend I'm in a restaurant kitchen while doing it, since I'm under the impression that's roughly the method used there, albeit with a purpose-built steamer.

That said, I run most things through the DW step, with certain pans, knives, etc... being the exceptions.

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Most things get washed between uses, but if I'm constantly using something, I just rinse under hot water amd set aside. The only things that really come to mind are the spatula I use for removing pizzas from the convection oven, amd the blade for my mini blender.

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@mkdr: One of the blessings of being married (definitely not the top of the list, but still up there), is to not have disgusting roommates anymore. I know I'll have kids someday and I'll have to clean up after them, but at least I'll love them.

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Since it's just me in the house I usually just rinse out things like cups or plates I just use for sandwiches. Everything else I scrub like my pots and pans or if I heat something up on the plate/bowl