SAVE WATER, ENERGY AND TIME
Washing the dishes properly, in a plastic dish tub, rather than one at a time under the tap, will not only save water and energy but also save time.
KEEP GLASSES FROM GETTING CLOUDY
If glass dishes begin to look cloudy, wash them with vinegar to clear up the glass.
WASHING OFF DAIRY PRODUCTS
Use cold water to wash off starches and dairy products, because they get gummier in hot water.
REMOVING COFFEE AND TEA STAINS
Try baking soda on a sponge to gently remove the coffee stains. You can also use a few drops of Test Bleach on very stubborn coffee stains.
GET RID OF STUBBORN GREASE RESIDUE
The sooner you wash pots and pans after using them, the better. Because salt is absorbent and a natural abrasive, it is an excellent antidote to grease. Rub salt into especially dirty pots and pans with a dry sponge until greasy residue is gone.
TACKLE BADLY BURNED POTS
Fill badly pots without nonstick coating with cold water and 2 or 3 tablespoons salt. Let soak overnight. Slowly bring the water to a boil; the burn marks should disappear. (You may need to repeat a few times.) Then wash as you normally would.