A long time ago, I was told to put a few drops of bleach in my dishwashing water to combat the smell dishes can sometimes get, especially when washing up after eggs. This seemed a little odd to me and I never adopted the practice, although I still haven't solved the eggy smell, either.
Chlorine bleach has a bad rap with most eco-minded folk because of its toxicity to humans and to the environment. But many people find it indispensable in the kitchen, both as a sanitizer (to clean up after raw chicken, for example) and a stain remover.
Take our survey below, and defend your bleach use or tell us your bleach alternatives in the comments. (And how does one get rid of that eggy smell?)