Cooking a four-course meal from scratch is a labor of love, but after the plates are cleared, a sink full of dirty pots, pans, utensils, and dishes is enough to make even the most passionate cook want to order takeout next time.
Let’s face it: Doing the dishes is an inevitable, thankless task, and nobody wants to do it. Think about how many fights you’ve had with assorted roommates and partners over dirty dishes, hanging out in the sink for days because nobody wants to take responsibility for them. And while having a dishwasher helps, you’re not going to put pots, pans, and other oddly shaped cookware that needs to be scrubbed in there (and if you’re putting your knives in the dishwasher, stop it right now!).
So, how do you make this dreaded task easier, if not more enjoyable? First load up on good-quality sponges and soaps, and then snatch up this two-tiered bamboo drying rack, on sale for just $13 on Amazon — for next few hours.