How to Clean Dishes Without Soap?

Answer Everybody knows that to wash dishes properly you need three things, soap, hot water, and an abrasive to scrub with.But when you're in the back woods you may find yourself without one or all of thes... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Clean Dishes Without Soap

How does dish soap work to clean dishes?

Dish soap works to clean dishes by loosening and washing away food particles. The chemical and physical properties of dish soap lend it the ability to cut through grease and baked-on food with rela... Read More »

Does soap clean dishes better than just hot water?

On One Hand: Soap Cleans Better Than Hot Water AloneSoap releases grease and oil that water alone cannot wash away. Oil and water do not mix, but soap's chemical structure clings to both so the oil... Read More »

Can you wash dishes with hand soap?

You can wash dishes with hand soap. Soap is basically soap, no matter what its intended use. However, hand soap does not contain the same surfactants as dishwashing detergent, so you will not get t... Read More »

My Dishwasher Is Leaving Soap in the Dispenser and Not Cleaning the Dishes?

If you've even opened your dishwasher after a cycle only to find a dispenser full of soap and still-dirty dishes, you understand how frustrating a nonworking appliance can be. In this instance, you... Read More »