No washing the dishes
I do not wash the dishes. Dish washing is stressful for my neck.
It turned out to be possible to cook and bake without having to wash the dishes.
As drinking cups I use cardboard disposable cups.
In 2015 I bought a thousand of them for 63 Euros.
They are large cups of 480 ml.
When I have leftovers that I want to keep in the fridge, then I use these cups.
I cover them with cling film. This way I don't have to wash any containers.
My cutlery, my plate and my pan are entirely made of stainless steel.
After using my cutlery or my pan, I rinse it with water and a brush.
That is mostly just cold water from the tap.
Then I let it dry. When I need it the next time, then I just use it.
I use an induction cooker. That is much more convenient for me than a gas cooker.
Stainless steel plates are a lot easier to use than normal plates for me.
They are very light in weight and easier to rinse off.
Below is a photo of my cutlery. This is almost the only cutlery
that I use for everything.
A peeler knife that is completely stainless steel and is not too small, was hard to find.
So I made that myself from a normal knife.
Below is a photo of the knife, and the peeler knife that I made from such a knife
by grinding away a part.
My pan is completely made of stainless steel:
Pan: Sola Profiline deluxe 18 cm.
I had a non-stick skillet:
After three years of usage (and being careful), the non-stick layer was not good anymore.
After that I tried a skillet without a non-stick layer. They are often heavy.
A skillet of stainless steel is not the most ideal material,
but it was the only option for a skillet without non-stick layer that is
suited for a induction hob and which is not heavy.
Type: Kitchen Line 24cm
Prijs: 25 euros in 2018
Below is the skillet after seasoning multiple times:
I don't use water, I clean the skillet with kitchen paper.
When something does stick to the skillet, then I heat up the
skillet and use kitchen salt and kitchen paper to rub it clean.
When I bake pancakes, then I need something to make the batter in.
I managed to do that without having to wash the dishes as well.
I bought small plastic mixers of 39 eurocents each.
They fit in a electric drill, because mixing the batter manually causes too much stress for my neck.
I could wash the mixers afterwards but I also can use them just once.
By making the batter in a disposable cup, no dishwashing is needed.
The cup is enough for a few pancakes.
When dealing with raw meat, fish or chicken, I make sure that almost
nothing comes in contact with the raw product. I use wooden disposable
sticks to remove it from the packaging. Sometimes I use a disposable glove.
Some supermarkets sell vacuum-packed meat and salmon which can be placed in a
sous vide without having to open the packaging.
Of course, I pay close attention to hygiene.
I rinse my cutlery and my plate and pan well, so nothing sticks to it.
There may of course be some oil (for example olive oil) left,
but that is not a problem in terms of hygiene.
My pan itself is heated during the next cooking session,
so my pan can not pose a problem.
The brush that I use to clean my cutlery and my pan must be clean,
so I put the brush sometimes in a cup with hot soapy water or washing soda.
I regularly replace the kitchen towel. If I use a small cloth for
the countertop, it is no longer than one day on my countertop.
I think that I'm more hygienic than most others this way,
even though I do not wash the dishes.
A dishwasher probably requires more actions and causes more troubles
for my neck and back then what I have now.
With a dishwasher I also have to bend a lot.
Since I don't have dishes anymore, a dishwasher is not needed.
Last change to this page: November 2018