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I love this tool. I’ve mentioned that before. But lately, I’ve solved the one problem that keeps messing it up for me.
While I love my dishwasher and running it every single night is THE thing that keeps my kitchen under control (and the kitchen being under control helps the entire house stay under control) not everything can go in the dishwasher. Some things are too big. Some days it won’t all fit.
This tool, a brush with dish soap in the handle, lets me handwash one dish at a time without filling the sink with hot soapy water. Just wet the dish and the brush, scrub, and rinse.
Easy as can possibly be.
But the one problem I kept running into was ickiness. These dishwands kept getting icky when they fell to the bottom of the sink and were forgotten under a large dish while someone dumped their soggy leftover cereal down there and didn’t bother to rinse it down the drain. By the time I loaded the dishwasher, the dishbrush was nasty.
I tried to be sure I kept the dishwand out of the sink, but it never failed that it got knocked in there.
So I grabbed a favorite mug that I almost never use but that I’m not about to declutter. It’s a Wizard of Oz mug that’s almost big enough, but not quite big enough. I have to limit myself to one cup of coffee each day to avoid the jitters, and this mug doesn’t hold the absolute max I can have.
So I gravitate to the one or two that can. (And the one or two that can are
always almost always clean since I run my dishwasher every night.)
I used my fave-but-never-used mug to hold the dishwand. Now it has a home (there’s magic in that), it stays dry and non-icky and lasts way longer!
P.S. I also use this dishwand to scrub out my sink on an almost-daily basis. Gets off the nastiness and keeps it clean! I also use it to scrub my countertops and glass stove. Sometimes even an extra crusty spot on the table!
Do you use a dishwand? Here’s this one on Amazon.
In the comments, several have asked how I clean it. I’d love to hear from those who have a cleaning system. I don’t use mine on super icky stuff, and rinse it very well, swooshing some soap through the sponge by pressing it down on a clean surface, rinse it again, and then convince myself the air drying helps it be okay. But I get the concern. I’m going to try sticking the sponge itself in the dishwasher since it can be removed from the wand part. I’ll let you know how that goes.