How to wash dishes in the dormitory

How to "properly" wash dishes and wash dishes sustainably

Tips, rules and information about washing dishes and doing the dishes

A dishwasher used to be a luxury! Today dishwashers are the perfect helpers in the household, because they save us all a lot of time and the tedious washing up by hand. Due to the significant reduction in water and energy consumption, dishwashers are now more economical and more environmentally friendly than washing by hand!

Washing by hand is very gentle on glasses and dishes. And it's quick when there's only a little to wash off.

So that you get perfect washing results and do not pollute the environment unnecessarily, you will find some basic rules for washing by hand and washing in the dishwasher below.

Six golden rules for washing in the dishwasher

and their explanations

Status: November 2016

1. Dispose of coarse leftovers in the trash.

Coarse leftovers can clog filters and block pumps.

2. Do not pre-wash dishes by hand.

By not pre-washing by hand, the unnecessary use of resources (water, energy, chemicals) is avoided. The machine usually cleans the dishes without pre-washing.

3. Arrange the dishes in such a way that all surfaces can be hit by the water jets.

The dishes are only really clean if there is rinse water on the surfaces everywhere. Careful loading of the dishes prevents them from having to be washed a second time.

4. Load the dishwasher as fully as possible, minimizing contact between the dishes.

The full loading serves the efficient use of the device and the avoidance of the unnecessary use of resources. Careful storage ensures good cleaning, spot-free drying and also prevents any damage to the dishes.

5. Use detergent, rinse aid and regeneration salt together or as a combination product according to the manufacturer's recommendation.

Observance of the manufacturer's dosage recommendation prevents possible over- or under-dosage and ensures that the dishes are cleaned well while avoiding the unnecessary use of chemicals

6. Use the ECO program if possible, even if it takes longer. However, rinse at least once a month with a detergent containing bleach at a temperature of at least 60 ° C.

ECO programs often run longer, but save energy due to the low temperature. Therefore, the ECO program should preferably be used in order to avoid the unnecessary use of energy. The use of a cleaning agent containing bleach at a temperature of at least 60 ° C improves hygiene and device care.

 

 

Six golden rules for washing dishes by hand

and their explanations

Status: November 2016

1. Dispose of coarse leftovers in the trash.

Coarse food particles can clog the drain. Furthermore, rats could be attracted from the sewer system. This can be avoided by disposing of the coarse leftovers in the trash.

2. Soak dried and burnt-in food in water with a little washing-up liquid.

Soaking loosens the dirt and makes it easier to remove. In this way, strong mechanical stress is avoided, which serves to protect the material and maintain its value.

3. Do not rinse under running water. Collect dishes for washing and wash them in a half-full basin with hot water.

Rinsing under running water increases the consumption of water, energy and detergent. To avoid the unnecessary use of resources, a larger number of dishes should be washed in the sink.

4. First add water, then detergent to the basin. Observe the dosing instructions.

By observing the sequence (water, then washing-up liquid) and the recommended dosage, unnecessary foam formation can be avoided, as foam can transfer dirt particles and leave stains when drying.

5. If possible, allow washed dishes to air-dry or let them drip off before drying.

Tea towels must also be washed. By avoiding the unnecessary use of tea towels, resources for cleaning them and working time are saved.

6. Let the tea towel, dishcloth and sponge dry and change after a week at the latest and wash at 60 ° C with a detergent containing bleach.

Germs such as bacteria and molds need moisture to grow. A multiplication and spread of germs should be avoided, especially in the kitchen. If the textiles dry quickly, germs have less chance of growth. In addition, these textiles should be washed regularly with a detergent containing bleach at 60 ° C in order to remove any germs that may be present in them

 

 

Six golden rules for the safe use of detergents, care products and cleaning agents

and their explanations

Status: January 2021

1. Always keep detergents, care products and cleaning agents closed and out of the reach of children or people with mental disabilities.

This safety measure reduces the risk of accidents involving detergents, care products and cleaning agents (e.g. swallowing or eye contact) for children and people with mental impairments (e.g. people with dementia).

After swallowing detergents, care products and cleaning agents, call the nearest poison information center and have the packaging of the swallowed agent ready.No Induce vomiting!

List of poison information centers in Germany:

https://www.bfr.bund.de/de/giftinformationszentren-70325.html

2. Never pour detergents, care products or cleaning agents into food containers (e.g. beverage bottles, canning jars, cups) or store them in them.

This is to prevent detergents, care and cleaning agents from being confused with food and therefore being drunk or swallowed. Only fill refill packs in the original packaging provided with the current label.

After swallowing detergents, care products and cleaning agents, call the nearest poison information center and have the packaging of the swallowed agent ready.No Induce vomiting!

List of poison information centers in Germany:

https://www.bfr.bund.de/de/giftinformationszentren-70325.html

3. Always store detergents, care products and cleaning agents separately from food.

These safety measures reduce the risk of detergents, care products and cleaning agents being confused with food and therefore being drunk or swallowed.

If washing, care and cleaning agents are swallowed, call the nearest poison information center and have the packaging of the swallowed agent ready.No Induce vomiting!

List of poison information centers in Germany:

https://www.bfr.bund.de/de/giftinformationszentren-70325.html

4. Do not mix different cleaning agents with one another.

Never use products containing chlorine-based bleach (chlorine bleach) together with other products, as dangerous gases (chlorine) can be released.

Mixing other detergents, care products and cleaning agents can mean that they no longer work, e.g. B. because they neutralize each other (acids and bases).

5. If detergents, care products and cleaning agents have been swallowed, never induce vomiting. Call the poison information center instead!
6. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. If a detergent, care product or cleaning agent has got into the eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.

Detergents, care products and cleaning agents can be irritating if they come into contact with the eyes and for prolonged periods of time. In such cases, the detergent, care or cleaning agent should be rinsed off or rinsed off thoroughly with water.

In the event of pain or visual disturbances, a poison center should be called or an ophthalmologist should be consulted.

List of poison information centers in Germany:

https://www.bfr.bund.de/de/giftinformationszentren-70325.html

 

 

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