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Save water by not washing pans and plates - Chuck1 - 02-01-2018

After you have used a plate, pan, spoons, and forks, put them in the fridge, you can do that for 3 days if you only keep them out for a short time, then you only wash dishes about 2 times a week.


RE: Save water by not washing pans and plates - Itripper - 02-01-2018

Ewwww! But a good idea too!


RE: Save water by not washing pans and plates - Weight - 02-01-2018

It is just so much easier to wipe and wash and stow as my meal is finished.


RE: Save water by not washing pans and plates - GotSmart - 02-01-2018

So what are you eating off of your petti dishes? Huh

Some people should buy paper plates.


RE: Save water by not washing pans and plates - SondraRose - 02-01-2018

Vinegar in a spray bottle works great.


RE: Save water by not washing pans and plates - lenny flank - 02-01-2018

That's why god invented "paper plates". Smile


RE: Save water by not washing pans and plates - Chuck1 - 02-01-2018

Coming from a group that poops in a Walmart bag then hauls it around for a few days, this is gross  Big Grin


RE: Save water by not washing pans and plates - mpruet - 02-01-2018

(02-01-2018, 01:36 AM)Chuck1 Wrote:  After you have used a plate, pan, spoons, and forks, put them in the fridge, you can do that for 3 days if you only keep them out for a short time, then you only wash dishes about 2 times a week.

I'd suggest spraying/wiping with vinegar and water first.  Then if you want to do a hot wash a few days later then ok.


RE: Save water by not washing pans and plates - jimindenver - 02-01-2018

Just a different way of looking at a age old concept.

Make a big pot of chili and rewarm it every day. Save a plate of left overs and reheat in the microwave later. Shove the pizza box in the fridge or as many do, just leave it on the coffee table. lol

This can be a thread on how people handle their dishes/pots

I use parchment paper in my fry pans to avoid the mess. Often it can be slid right on to a plate for consumption. This leaves me with a spatula and a fork to wash. Often when I make multiple portions I bag them and put them in boiling water to reheat.


RE: Save water by not washing pans and plates - Chuck1 - 02-01-2018

(02-01-2018, 08:58 AM)mpruet Wrote:  I'd suggest spraying/wiping with vinegar and water first.  Then if you want to do a hot wash a few days later then ok.


This is no different than eating leftovers, i have put plates/pans in the fridge 100s of times in my RV and never got sick, i have never pooped into a bag though.

Cooked food is good for 7 days, though most suggest 4 days at the most, you can leave food out of the fridge for 2-4 hrs, if the cumulative time out of the fridge (over 35 degrees) is less than 2 hrs your totally safe.

When boondocking you should know safe dates

Raw Meat and Eggs
The number of days you should keep raw meat and eggs in the refrigerator depends on a variety of factors. If the packaging of raw meat or eggs has a "use by" date on it, discard the product after that date to lower your chance of getting sick. The USDA notes that if the product comes with a "sell by" date, you can generally keep raw meat and eggs in the fridge past that date by using the following guidelines: After thoroughly cooking raw meat or eggs, you can safely keep these foods in the fridge for the same amount of time as leftover meals -- three to four days.
Dairy Foods
For dairy foods like milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, cheeses and butter, use the expiration date to determine how long they can safely be kept in your fridge. Many dairy products like milk safely last about two to three weeks. Cheeses and soy milk may last a few months.