Rinsing Dishes Wastes Your Time . . . and 20 Gallons of Water
According to a new survey, 87% of people pre-rinse their dishes before they toss them in the dishwasher. They feel like they're getting them cleaner that way, which basically makes it worth all the extra time it takes.
Well, good news. Stop working so hard and go sit on the couch 20 minutes earlier tonight. You really don't need to pre-rinse your dishes.
With modern dishwashers, pre-rinsing REALLY isn't necessary. In fact, detergent looks for food particles to cling to . . . so by pre-rinsing your dishes, they actually might turn out LESS clean.
And one more reason to stop pre-rinsing: The government has found that it WASTES up to 20 gallons of water unnecessarily.