“It’s still dirty,” she said and threw the plastic container back in the sink.
Last night’s dinner was left over curry from the night before. In keeping with sustainability and care for a limited pension I usually cook enough for three meals – more than that and the meal gets tired, stale and most of all I get bored with it and it ends up thrown out.
BUT!! and here’s the point, plastic food containers, no matter whether they are el-cheapo or top of the range plastics always feel a bit dirty still. And so do fry-pans and woks. And if they don’t feel like that to you then tell me what oils you use and I’ll switch.
Now here is the solution! It doesn’t matter what detergent you use, there is always a little residue left – enough to annoy anyone’s finicky teenager.
So chuck in a teaspoon of plain flour and with the dish brush wipe it around and all over inside and out. Then rinse the floury gunk off with warm water and see what a difference it makes.
(“How much flour!!”
Well make sure the dish is wet and enough flour to make a paste. You don’t want it watery and you don’t want it like putty. Maybe if it works for you, you could try experimenting for yourself. But I’m sure you’ll work it out.)
And don’t go telling me you throw it all into your super wizz-bang dish washer with a tablet of super wizz-band detergent. Both are expensive and the detergent is very environmentally harmful.
Give it a try and tell me what you think.
PS. The hand in the image at the top isn’t mine.