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  1. #1
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Aug 27, 12:05*pm, Sqwertz <swe.op ..@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > Wet your stale Scotch-Brite/Sponge


    Stop right there. I don't use kitchen sponges. They are one more
    unnecessary expense, look like hell in short order and are def. not
    sanitary.




  2. #2
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:54:34 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Aug 27, 12:05*pm, Sqwertz <swe.op ..@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >> Wet your stale Scotch-Brite/Sponge

    >
    >Stop right there. I don't use kitchen sponges. They are one more
    >unnecessary expense, look like hell in short order and are def. not
    >sanitary.
    >
    >

    I'm with you. I want to use a dish rag. Louise buys sponges but I
    don't use them.

    Lou

  3. #3
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 13:40:59 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 11:00:48 -0500, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    >> On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:54:34 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Aug 27, 12:05*pm, Sqwertz <swe.op ..@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >>>> Wet your stale Scotch-Brite/Sponge
    >>>
    >>>Stop right there. I don't use kitchen sponges. They are one more
    >>>unnecessary expense, look like hell in short order and are def. not
    >>>sanitary.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I'm with you. I want to use a dish rag. Louise buys sponges but I
    >> don't use them.

    >
    >What makes a dish rag any more sanitary?


    I like a rag because it has more surface area. It gets used once and
    tossed in the laundry with the dish towels. Sanitation isn't my
    issue.

    Lou

  4. #4
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Aug 28, 11:45*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:23:49 -0500, Lou Decruss wrote:
    > > I like a rag because it has more surface area. *It gets used once and
    > > tossed in the laundry with the dish towels. *Sanitation isn't my
    > > issue.

    >
    > I'd use 4-5 rags a day if they were one-use rags.
    >
    > -sw


    That's why I have a stack of about 25 dish rags. They aren't really
    rags, per se. I once found a load of washcloths on sale, cut em in
    half, stitched one side. They are not flimsy, but not so thick they
    aren't usable around the kitchen. Kitchen terry towels past their
    prime can also be stitched and cut for rags.

  5. #5
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Aug 29, 9:57*am, Janet Bostwick <nos...@cableone.net> wrote:
    > On Mon, 29 Aug 2011 06:34:53 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > >On Aug 28, 11:45*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > >> On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:23:49 -0500, Lou Decruss wrote:
    > >> > I like a rag because it has more surface area. *It gets used once and
    > >> > tossed in the laundry with the dish towels. *Sanitation isn't my
    > >> > issue.

    >
    > >> I'd use 4-5 rags a day if they were one-use rags.

    >
    > >> -sw

    >
    > >That's why I have a stack of about 25 dish rags. *They aren't really
    > >rags, per se. *I once found a load of washcloths on sale, cut em in
    > >half, stitched one side. *They are not flimsy, but not so thick they
    > >aren't usable around the kitchen. *Kitchen terry towels past their
    > >prime can also be stitched and cut for rags.

    >
    > I buy the white terry cloth shop rags at Costco. *They are 15x16,
    > hemmed, wear like iron and last forever. *It has been a long time
    > since I needed to buy more -- there are so many in a package (30? 40?)
    > When I am done with them because they are stained with chocolate or
    > something, my husband and my neighbor's husband use them in the shop.
    > Janet US


    Ha! No stain ever stopped ME from reusing.
    DH has a lot of old cutup towels from three bathrooms ago for shop
    rags. I think fondly of my bridal shower when I spy some of em.

  6. #6
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On 8/29/2011 9:34 AM, Kalmia wrote:
    > On Aug 28, 11:45 pm, Sqwertz<swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >> On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:23:49 -0500, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>> I like a rag because it has more surface area. It gets used once and
    >>> tossed in the laundry with the dish towels. Sanitation isn't my
    >>> issue.

    >>
    >> I'd use 4-5 rags a day if they were one-use rags.
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > That's why I have a stack of about 25 dish rags. They aren't really
    > rags, per se. I once found a load of washcloths on sale, cut em in
    > half, stitched one side. They are not flimsy, but not so thick they
    > aren't usable around the kitchen. Kitchen terry towels past their
    > prime can also be stitched and cut for rags.


    Even simpler and cheaper are bar mops. Perfect size and can be washed
    in bleach without affecting their appearance if you care about that sort
    of thing.


  7. #7
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 22:45:49 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:23:49 -0500, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    >> I like a rag because it has more surface area. It gets used once and
    >> tossed in the laundry with the dish towels. Sanitation isn't my
    >> issue.

    >
    >I'd use 4-5 rags a day if they were one-use rags.


    Sometimes I do exactly that. If I'm on a cooking bender I'll use a
    dozen towels too. Especially if I'm working with chicken. The
    clothes washer is 20 feet from the kitchen sink so it's no big deal.

    Lou

  8. #8
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Mon, 29 Aug 2011 06:34:53 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Aug 28, 11:45*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >> On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:23:49 -0500, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >> > I like a rag because it has more surface area. *It gets used once and
    >> > tossed in the laundry with the dish towels. *Sanitation isn't my
    >> > issue.

    >>
    >> I'd use 4-5 rags a day if they were one-use rags.
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    >That's why I have a stack of about 25 dish rags. They aren't really
    >rags, per se. I once found a load of washcloths on sale, cut em in
    >half, stitched one side. They are not flimsy, but not so thick they
    >aren't usable around the kitchen. Kitchen terry towels past their
    >prime can also be stitched and cut for rags.


    I use surgical towels. I cut some in half for rags. I don't bother
    stitching. I've got 100's of them.

    Lou

  9. #9
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On 8/30/2011 12:47 AM, Cheryl wrote:

    > Even simpler and cheaper are bar mops. Perfect size and can be washed in
    > bleach without affecting their appearance if you care about that sort of
    > thing.


    I picked up some bar mops at Costco once, wish I'd gotten more. I
    use them as hand towels in the bathroom.

    nancy

  10. #10
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    Lou Decruss wrote:

    > I use surgical towels. I cut some in half for rags. I don't bother
    > stitching. I've got 100's of them.
    >
    > Lou


    and they're kinda a pretty blue too, aren't they? I have a mess I use
    also. I even sent one to Nancy Young once when it was mentioned before.

  11. #11
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On 8/30/2011 2:24 PM, Goomba wrote:
    > Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    >> I use surgical towels. I cut some in half for rags. I don't bother
    >> stitching. I've got 100's of them.
    >> Lou

    >
    > and they're kinda a pretty blue too, aren't they? I have a mess I use
    > also. I even sent one to Nancy Young once when it was mentioned before.


    Reeally pretty. I don't have the heart to use it, but I sure
    like having it!

    nancy

  12. #12
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:24:35 -0400, Goomba <Goomba38@comc[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    >> I use surgical towels. I cut some in half for rags. I don't bother
    >> stitching. I've got 100's of them.
    >>
    >> Lou

    >
    >and they're kinda a pretty blue too, aren't they? I have a mess I use
    >also. I even sent one to Nancy Young once when it was mentioned before.


    I don't know about pretty but we use the new ones for napkins so I
    guess they're ok. I've got green and blue ones. My source dried up
    but I've still got a bunch in stock. Probably 50 still in the bags
    leftover from the cases. My buddie swithed hospitals and the new one
    is kinda stingy.

    Lou

  13. #13
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:06:09 -0400, Nancy Young <email@replyto> wrote:

    >On 8/30/2011 2:24 PM, Goomba wrote:
    >> Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>
    >>> I use surgical towels. I cut some in half for rags. I don't bother
    >>> stitching. I've got 100's of them.
    >>> Lou

    >>
    >> and they're kinda a pretty blue too, aren't they? I have a mess I use
    >> also. I even sent one to Nancy Young once when it was mentioned before.

    >
    >Reeally pretty. I don't have the heart to use it, but I sure
    >like having it!


    By design they're very absorbent. I like them.

    Lou

  14. #14
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Tuesday, August 30, 2011 1:36:07 PM UTC-6, Lou Decruss wrote:
    > On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:24:35 -0400, Goomba <Goom...@comcast.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Lou Decruss wrote:
    > >
    > >> I use surgical towels. I cut some in half for rags. I don't bother
    > >> stitching. I've got 100's of them.
    > >>
    > >> Lou

    > >
    > >and they're kinda a pretty blue too, aren't they? I have a mess I use
    > >also. I even sent one to Nancy Young once when it was mentioned before.

    >
    > I don't know about pretty but we use the new ones for napkins so I
    > guess they're ok. I've got green and blue ones. My source dried up
    > but I've still got a bunch in stock. Probably 50 still in the bags
    > leftover from the cases. My buddie swithed hospitals and the new one
    > is kinda stingy.
    >
    > Lou


    Aha! So you are using "hot" towels from an unknown hospital. No wonder health care costs so much.
    ==

  15. #15
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:19:44 -0700 (PDT), Roy <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Tuesday, August 30, 2011 1:36:07 PM UTC-6, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >> On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:24:35 -0400, Goomba <Goom...@comcast.net>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Lou Decruss wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> I use surgical towels. I cut some in half for rags. I don't bother
    >> >> stitching. I've got 100's of them.
    >> >>
    >> >> Lou
    >> >
    >> >and they're kinda a pretty blue too, aren't they? I have a mess I use
    >> >also. I even sent one to Nancy Young once when it was mentioned before.

    >>
    >> I don't know about pretty but we use the new ones for napkins so I
    >> guess they're ok. I've got green and blue ones. My source dried up
    >> but I've still got a bunch in stock. Probably 50 still in the bags
    >> leftover from the cases. My buddie swithed hospitals and the new one
    >> is kinda stingy.
    >>
    >> Lou

    >
    >Aha! So you are using "hot" towels from an unknown hospital. No wonder health care costs so much.
    >==


    After surgery everything goes in the trash. A wise eye knows what's
    useable and salvages it. It's a common practice. The towels cost
    about a quarter. You'd be best worrying about the 6 dollar aspirin
    you friggin moron. I also have a collection of needles I've used to
    straighten out messed up computer cable pins and was able to fix a
    camera the cord got plugged in backwards and messed it up.

    Lou












  16. #16
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On 8/30/2011 4:40 PM, Lou Decruss wrote:

    > After surgery everything goes in the trash. A wise eye knows what's
    > useable and salvages it. It's a common practice.


    Makes me crazy how much stuff is tossed out in hospitals even
    though I understand why. I'm glad some of it is being recycled,
    I'd take some if I had the chance.

    nancy

  17. #17
    ItsJoanNotJoann Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Aug 30, 11:35*am, Nancy Young <email@replyto> wrote:
    > On 8/30/2011 12:47 AM, Cheryl wrote:
    >
    > > Even simpler and cheaper are bar mops. Perfect size and can be washed in
    > > bleach without affecting their appearance if you care about that sort of
    > > thing.

    >
    > I picked up some bar mops at Costco once, wish I'd gotten more. *I
    > use them as hand towels in the bathroom.
    >
    > nancy


    >
    >

    Wally World stocks bar mops, I think a dozen per bundle.

  18. #18
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    Nancy Young wrote:
    > On 8/30/2011 2:24 PM, Goomba wrote:
    >> Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>
    >>> I use surgical towels. I cut some in half for rags. I don't bother
    >>> stitching. I've got 100's of them.
    >>> Lou

    >>
    >> and they're kinda a pretty blue too, aren't they? I have a mess I use
    >> also. I even sent one to Nancy Young once when it was mentioned before.

    >
    > Reeally pretty. I don't have the heart to use it, but I sure
    > like having it!
    >
    > nancy


    <eye roll> use the freakin towel, Nance... its a great looking cloth for
    a basket of fried chicken or something.

  19. #19
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On 8/30/2011 12:35 PM, Nancy Young wrote:

    > I picked up some bar mops at Costco once, wish I'd gotten more. I
    > use them as hand towels in the bathroom.


    I also use them as washcloths to take my makeup off. That way it keeps
    my nice washcloths in good shape.

  20. #20
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Dishwashing Tip of the Day

    On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:08:34 -0400, Goomba <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Nancy Young wrote:
    >> On 8/30/2011 2:24 PM, Goomba wrote:
    >>> Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I use surgical towels. I cut some in half for rags. I don't bother
    >>>> stitching. I've got 100's of them.
    >>>> Lou
    >>>
    >>> and they're kinda a pretty blue too, aren't they? I have a mess I use
    >>> also. I even sent one to Nancy Young once when it was mentioned before.

    >>
    >> Reeally pretty. I don't have the heart to use it, but I sure
    >> like having it!
    >>
    >> nancy

    >
    ><eye roll> use the freakin towel, Nance... its a great looking cloth for
    >a basket of fried chicken or something.


    They're good for lining a basket for warm bread or rolls too. Throw
    another one over the top and it stays warm throughout the meal.

    Lou

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