When I tried to clean out my dishwasher filter, I mistook the float for the drain. When I yanked, it broke. So, in the end I had a fabulously clean dishwasher that didn’t work; I was right in the middle freezer cooking. That explains the above pile of grossness.
On top of all of that inconvenience, I don’t keep liquid soap around. Just bar soap.
How to Hand Wash Dishes (with bar soap)
Supplies needed: ramekin or other shallow dish, half bar of soap, palm sized scrub brush.
1. Put half bar of soap in tall glass and run screaming hot water in the glass to fill the plugged sink. Leave other side of sink empty.
4. Chuck scrubbed dishes in empty side of sink as you finish dislodging their funkiness.
5. Once you have emptied the dirty side of the sink. Hose the scrubbed dishes with screaming hot water and load into your broken dishwasher to dry.
If you wanna be fancy and frugal about your LIQUID soap, you can try what I did after hubby got tired of watching this sad scene and bought me some Dawn:
I find that I want LATHER on my brush at all times and went through tons of liquid soap until I did the above trick. Put liquid dish soap in a cup with water. Plunge brush to get fast lather without squeezing out full strength soap every few minutes.