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What's your worst nightmare when cleaning dishes?

Come on, we've all been here, but what's the ugly duckling of your kitchen?

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Washing dishes. It's a simple everyday chore, right? Well, for most of the people who don't use dishwashers, anyways. Most of the time, it can be quite easy. Sometimes enjoyable depending on the person who is doing said dishes. You can either be done in twenty or thirty minutes tops before you're back to watching Netflix with a squeaky clean kitchen.

However, there are times where dishes can be a very treacherous job. Whether it's wrestling with the pot to get that one burned on spot of rice off or just trying to make it feel not so sticky, there are certain banes of doing dishes that can make tempers flare.

These are my five own personal menaces of the kitchen.

Butter

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Photo by Sorin Gheorghita on Unsplash

Butter doesn't sound as if it would be a hassle to clean, at first. However, after many destroyed sponges and hours of my arm getting sore, I can confirm it to be an absolute pain to clean. It simple sticks to everything and is so thick. Honestly, if I had a dollar for every time butter gave me a headache, I'd be a billionaire.

Cooking Oil

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Image from Pixabay

Oil is almost used in everything that is cooked today, whether its for some deep-fried chips or just covering the bottom of the pan, it's there. However, afterwards is when you're left with the teeth-gritting and impossible to clean kitchen utensil. It either remains sticky forever or takes some magic that seen on YouTube to get it finally clean. Often than most, it turns out a disaster on both ends.

Hardened Soup

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Photo by Ella Olsson on Unsplash

This is nothing against soup, I eat soup at least twice a week. However, there are times where afterwards, the soup that is left often than most ends up hardening against the surface of the pot you happen to use. Speaking from experience, a person ends up either letting the pot for hours on end just to get the leftover crust soft or it takes a lot of arm power to get it off.

Dough

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Photo by Tijana Drinic on Unsplash

Dough also is a common known problem when it comes to cleaning dishes, especially if it happens to harden. It takes hours upon hours to finally get clean, even if it is left to soak. It's probably the hardest substance next to diamonds. 

Jam

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Photo by Paréj Richárd on Unsplash

While jam isn't normally an issue, there are times where gets stuck and well, it's a headache to get it off any surface. It often stays behind and leaves a nasty stickiness that's impossible to clean. Especially if it happens to land on the kitchen counter.

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Comments (19)

  • Mine is dropping the plates as after washing them up!😳😬😂XX

      24 days ago
  • I would say dough that has hardened like concrete in the mixing bowl . 🙄

      24 days ago
    • Oh Yeah, I forgot about that one. It's definitely a nightmare. Had to clean that myself a few times.

        24 days ago
    • I have done it more than I care to admit to. 😁

        24 days ago
  • OMG, trying to get dough out of a bowl/off a work surface is a pain. Or yes, any fat or oil etc. Such a pain!

      24 days ago
    • 24 days ago
  • I dunno, if stuff looks a bit serious, I chuck it in the dishwasher, double the concentrate, and turn it to Intensive. Hey, I do that anyway.

      24 days ago
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