How To Wash Dishes In A Three Compartment Sink?

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How To Wash Dishes In A Three Compartment Sink
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In this post, I would be walking you through some of the best ways to wash dishes in a three-compartment sink.

We’ve been recommending these steps to our clients for quite some time and the feedback that we’ve received so far is positive, enticing, and encouraging.

So, without any further ado, let’s begin…

It goes without saying that all of us face some challenges when it comes to washing and rinsing dishes in a three-compartment sink.

Furthermore, the newbies are the ones who are exposed to such problems more often, making such big claims based on my past experience.

If you’re not washing dishes & other utensils in your three-compartment sink in a proper manner then it might lead to shattered china, broken glass, water spray, no drying area, etc.

How to Wash Dishes in a Three Compartment Sink?

Frankly speaking, when you’re washing your dishes in a three-compartment sink, there is a learning curve.

Even if you’re getting a little wet for the first time from the spray, nothing to worry about, it’s perfectly fine.

The good news is, I would be walking you through a step-by-step guide so that you can wash your dishes effortlessly in a 3 compartment sink.

By following the steps that we’re gonna discuss in a while, you would be able to figure out the amount of time that it will take, the amount of water that you’ll use, and most importantly, quick tips on how to prevent sprays and spilling.

Not only will these steps help you in saving effort, water but also the time that you would be investing in washing your dishes.

Does it make sense?

Scrape Your Dishes

It goes without saying that the scraping of dishes is the first thing that needs to be done.

By doing so, you would be able to remove most of the debris, specks of dirt, etc from your sink with ease.

Of course, when you’re filling your tank with water you’ll not face the problem of debris floating here and there, interesting, isn’t it?

In fact, you would be able to clean many more dishes before draining the water and refilling it.

Sort & Stack the Dishes

In order to utilize the 3 compartment sink space in the best possible manner that you could, sorting & stacking dishes is a must.

Make sure you’re expediting the sorting & stacking of your dishes beside the sink in order to prevent breakage or any other sort of damage.

In order to prevent the splashing of water on your body, you need to make sure that proper space is left for the water to fill the tank.

Set Up Your Drying Area

Since it’s a three-compartment sink so you can use one compartment for drying purposes else you can also use a simple drying rack whichever of the two suits you.

If needed you can easily set it up on your counter on the side of your sink.

For easy drying of the water, you need to leave the lip hanging over the side of the sink.

You might be wondering what if I don’t have to have a draining rack then, in that case, a towel or a mat will do the trick for you.

Put a Small Amount of Soapy Water in Your Sink

I always advise my clients to set their first stack of dishes in the sink and then put an appropriate amount of soapy water on it.

All you need to do is to take your first stack of dishes and then wash them one by one in order to prevent any last-minute misadventure or any unprecedented event.

Simply pass your dishes through soapy water and then scrub them properly so that food particles, debris, and other nasty specks of dirt get removed properly.

While passing your dishes through the faucet make sure the latter is on low so that rinsing can be done properly.

In order to prevent your three-compartment sink from getting filled with water, you must switch off the faucet while you’re rinsing the dishes.

Other benefits of turning the faucet off are water conservation and less use of dishwashing detergent.

Set Your Dishes up to Dry

Once your dishes are properly cleaned the next thing that needs to be done is to dry them thoroughly.

As soon as the rinsing of the dishes is completed, place them into the designated drying areas.

We prefer a drying rack over a mat when it comes to drying the dishes.

Well, repeat steps one through five for all of your stacks of dishes till the time all the dishes are properly and thoroughly cleaned.

Moreover, if you’ll flow the steps mentioned above the cleaning process will not consume much of your time for sure.

Clean Out Your Sink

Once you’re done with cleaning the utensils and dishes, it’s high time you clean out your sink.

Furthermore, pull the plug to drain the soapy water.

Also, carefully rinse out any debris and clean out your drain.

Drying the three-compartment sink is easy.

You can either air-dry your sink or wipe it out with a microfiber cloth whichever suits you.

Video Representation of Washing Dishes in a Three Compartment Sink

I’m attaching a self-explanatory video for your perusal.

In case of any queries or doubts feel FREE to reach out to us via the contact form and we would be more than happy to assist you.

How to Deal Effectively With PROBLEMS associated with a three-compartment sink?

It goes without saying that a three-compartment sink comes with its own sets of pros and cons.

Like any other product, a three-compartment sink also has its consequences.

Today, we’re gonna have an in-depth discussion about the ways you can deal with such issues effectively.

Fixing Water Spray

What puts a 3 compartment sink in a different league altogether is its lower position & flat bottom.

The flat bottom is known to create a perfect setting for water rebound or spray.

And, for this reason, only, we suggest our clients NOT to turn the water on HIGH.

Nonetheless, we’re also aware of the fact that drizzling wouldn’t be sufficient to wash your dishes.

So, you might be wondering what needs to be done, right?

Well, filling your 3 compartment sink with a decent level of water can do the trick for you as it will absorb the water spray.

You can also get an absorbent sink protector for the same.

All you need to do is to put the sink protector in the bottom of your sink so that it can absorb the water before it hits the bottom.

Another thing that you can do is to place a mat on the floor to stand on and wear an apron.

Setting Up a Drying Zone

Even though you’ve got 3 compartments in your sink still you might find the space NOT to be enough for drying.

So, the next thing that you’ll do is to find or prepare a drying zone.

I’m no exception and so have felt the same way.

The good news is, fixing such issues is easy, quick, and less time-consuming.

All you need to do is to buy a drying rack or a mat or even set up a designated drying zone on the counter NEXT to your sink.

Well, if you set it up straight away then in that case, you’ll get accustomed to it.

 Avoiding Broken Dishes

In general, 3 compartment sinks are durable and deeper.

However, the problem with deeper compartments is that they give more space to the dishes, and as a result, the probability of them getting broken is also higher.

Simply by paying close attention, you can drastically reduce the frequency of dishes getting broken.

From my past experience, I can affirm that habit of wearing gloves while washing dishes can increase your risk of dropping them.

So, the best thing that you can do is to try skipping the gloves and paying closer attention.

Also, stacking dishes in soapy water may lead to losing your grip over them and dropping them.

Preventing Grime

It goes without saying that depending upon your kitchen sink material and color, it can look grimy if you don’t care about it.

When you finish with your dishes make sure you rinse your sink well.

The three-compartment sinks are easy to clean and wouldn’t consume much of your time for sure.

It’s A Wrap-Up

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for being with us till the end.

Secondly, I would like to bring to your notice that I along with my core team have put loads and loads of effort into coming up with this idiosyncratic superlative piece of content.

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Washing dishes the right way in a 3 compartment sink is important in order to prevent any last-minute misadventure.

These sinks are durable enough to tackle everyday tear and wear.

If handled with care these sinks can last for years to come.

Meanwhile, you should maintain a 3 compartment sink in order to reap maximum benefits out of it.

All the steps that we’ve discussed so far are easy, quick, and will not consume much of your time.

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