ANSWERS: 7
  • Perhaps a "tradition" established in a location where the water was not entirely safe to drink. The bleach in the water would sanitize the dishes.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for sharing your opinion :)
  • The bleach is used in restaurants as a sanitizer and if used properly will not hurt anyone. It isn't a common practice in the home - perhaps your grandmother worked as a waitress at some time in her life?
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thank you for your kind opinion :)
  • Yes I have done it. If money is tight its a workable alternative. The problem is "other people" especially women (imho). If they find out you didn't use detergent they won't eat what is on it. 😊
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thank you so much :)
    • Linda Joy
      He said she used detergent.
  • Washing dishes or pots and pans by hand in commercial settings require 3 sinks. One of those sinks has bleach or some other disinfectant added to sterilize the dishes and utensils to prevent sickness. She may have gotten into that habit as a result of commercial food sales or hospitality industry work.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thank you so much :)
  • It's not that safe to use bleach directly on dishes unless you can be certain of rinsing them very, very thoroughly. Sounds like your grandmother was perhaps rather obsessive about germs.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thank you so much and I agree with you
    • Linda Joy
      Not true.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment :)
    • Linda Joy
      "It's not that safe to use bleach directly on dishes unless you can be certain of rinsing them very, very thoroughly." This statement is not true. They should be washed, rinsed, sanitized (with bleach or another agent) and then allowed to air dry. https://stopfoodborneillness.org/fft-clean-sanitize-disinfect/ Your condescending attitude is tiresome, and bringing my relatives into it is yet another personal attack!
  • As some have stated, in the restaurant industry a 3 compartment sink is usually used. One for washing, one for rinsing and the last for sanitizing. You also don't rinse after sanitizing, you let them air dry. Bleach is also used in the buckets of sanitation water we used for the cloths used to wipe the tables.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment :)
  • I do it in order to get tea stains off the cups, as long as you rinse well it's fine.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment :)

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