Is washing with soap necessary?

Is hot water good enough to clean and sanitize dishes on its own? It's not like any germs that survive could make you sick, right? In fact, shouldn't soap make you even more sick?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Look up sanitize. Doing dishes at home almost never sanitizes them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      When I worked at Subway we had one sink for soap and another for sanitizer. I just use a dishwasher at home.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Water alone won't take care of smudges and grease. Good dish soap will result in dry surfaces and clear finishes where water alone will result in smudging and cloudy appearance.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I hope to god you wash your hands with soap.

    It's not clean without it.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I almost never use soap unless it's really greasy or something. Otherwise hot water is all you need.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      same i just wash it off right away after i use it with a rag i change out daily

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No. Water will only move the germs around but since dish soap is alkaline it's pretty hard for any germ to survive in suds. But you also want the fat destroying properties of soap because even with hot water they can easily latch on to any grubby surface.
    You should wear rubber gloves by the way, not good for your skin.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yes, it moves the germs off the plate retard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      soap doesn't kill bacteria, it just helps to remove them
      in fact, some bacteria can eat soap

      Dish soap is not for bacteria and viruses, it is mostly for grease. Sure it'll destabilize most bacteria cell walls alone but that is why you also incorporate hot water along with it, not warm or cold. But to sanitize it, you need an actual sanitizer and it has to soak in it for 10mins minimum. That's why for home use, a dishwasher is the closest thing for most average households because it keeps a high enough temperature for long periods to kill most pathogens unless you got a big ass basin/bowl/bucket at home just for sanitizer.

      But keeping things moist, hot, and moving is usually enough for homes if you don't have a dishwasher. Don't let a sink full of dishes just sit there for days and it won't be a problem.

      >Sure it'll destabilize most bacteria cell walls alone
      what does this even mean?

      soap is needed to destroy the cell walls of the bacteria on whatever you're washing
      it disintegrates the proteins causing bacteria to die
      other stuff like lemon juice, vinegar etc works (kinda) but nothing's as good, safe and easy to use as soap
      like yeah feel free to pour bleach directly on your dishes every night or to use chlorine gas or something OP.
      next time pay the fuck attention in 9th grade science class

      >soap is needed to destroy the cell walls of the bacteria
      this isn't true, at all

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This is true for all soap, after third grade everyone knows this. Soap works by suds/bubbles and physics - it's not about literally killing anything, you are not some special smart boy getting reddit upvotes. Soap cleans. As for the other portion of your annoying posts you keep making, depending on the soap the other guy can also be correct - some soaps come with special chemicals or enzymes that do break cell walls of bacteria.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >some soaps come with special chemicals or enzymes that do break cell walls of bacteria.
          may I see them? and triclosan can't be put into soap in the US anymore

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Is washing with soap necessary?
    No.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bacteria leftover could potentially get killed by UV light. The biggest problem with not using dish soap is loading the towel/sponge with junk to the point where it is no longer cleaning your dishes and just smearing shit on it

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, hot water doesn't get hot enough unless you use boiling water to clean your dishes. Even then, hot water doesn't always get off what's stuck. As long as you wash the soap off, you won't get sick from it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I meant getting sick from lack of exposure to germs

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, you can use an ultrasonic cleaner instead.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dish soap is not for bacteria and viruses, it is mostly for grease. Sure it'll destabilize most bacteria cell walls alone but that is why you also incorporate hot water along with it, not warm or cold. But to sanitize it, you need an actual sanitizer and it has to soak in it for 10mins minimum. That's why for home use, a dishwasher is the closest thing for most average households because it keeps a high enough temperature for long periods to kill most pathogens unless you got a big ass basin/bowl/bucket at home just for sanitizer.

    But keeping things moist, hot, and moving is usually enough for homes if you don't have a dishwasher. Don't let a sink full of dishes just sit there for days and it won't be a problem.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    soap is needed to destroy the cell walls of the bacteria on whatever you're washing
    it disintegrates the proteins causing bacteria to die
    other stuff like lemon juice, vinegar etc works (kinda) but nothing's as good, safe and easy to use as soap
    like yeah feel free to pour bleach directly on your dishes every night or to use chlorine gas or something OP.
    next time pay the fuck attention in 9th grade science class

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you need soap to remove the grease

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      some heroin addict was washing dishes at work and told me he uses cold water because having to scrub harder means they're cleaner

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need to be concerned about the bacteria in your home because they are already coating you at all times.
    Food safety regulations are for dealing with foreigners.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How are people so retarded about washing dishes? All you gotta do is rinse the dirty dishes with water, then scrub the dishes using a sponge with dish detergent/soap. Then wash off the soap with water. Literally just 3 (three) simple steps and retards can't do it?

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