Doing Dishes In Cold Vs Hot Water

Discussion in 'Ask For Help or Advice' started by Hgreen56, May 20, 2020.

  1. Hgreen56

    Hgreen56 Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    i always cleaning my dishes with my hands in cold water and soap.
    A friend of my asking why i always used cold water, i didnt really had a answer on that, I don't know any better.
    But later i was wondering if cleaning the dishes in hot water kills more bacteria than cold.

    i did a quick search i found this website telling that cold water with soap kills germs just as well as hot water
    Cold Water and Regular Soap Kills Germs Just as Well as Hot Water

    what do you think?
    Shall I continue with cold soapy water?
  2. Luann

    Luann Member

    Mar 10, 2016
    My method is to soak / clean them with hot-ish water, then rinse with the cool.
    Sometimes mine sit for a few hours so the heat helps to loosen solids.
    Very hot water near boiling, I believe, will lower the efficacy of soap.