The food service industry has one principle that applies very well to personal kitchens; Clean As You Go. The idea is that you clean up immediately after every task, and instead of standing around waiting for water to boil, you busy yourself with cleaning something.We follow the Clean As You Go principle each night in our kitchens as we cook dinner after a busy day. For one thing, it helps us to reduce the amount of cleanup we'll have to do after dinner, when we're really dog tired and just want to go to bed. Who doesn't know that feeling? We aim to make as little a mess as possible. Not only is it more efficient to clean up right after finishing a task, but also keeping ourselves busy finding something to clean while waiting for food to cook means we have much less house chores to do on the weekend. This frees up our time for more fun things, such as going oyster hunting!
Some of our favorite Clean As You Go tips are:
Fill the sink (or dishpan) with hot, soapy water. As you finish using a cooking tool or utensil, drop it in. You'll use less water and spend less time scrubbing things up later on.