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Get ready for sparkling dishes with these 5 Steps to Sparkling Dishes using Finish!
As a food blogger, one of the most important parts of my job is having extremely clean dishes. It just goes with the territory when the majority of your food photography shoots are done on white dishes. I’ll admit that all my other dishes are not nearly as important to me as the ones I use for photos.
In real life, we eat on plastic plates pretty regularly and it’s rare that I pull out the nicer dish sets. We are pretty much no frills people around here; however, when it comes to food photography that’s a very different story.
Part of getting really clean dishes is using great dish detergent like this Finish® Max in 1™. I have grown very fond of Finish® over the years and it tends to be my pick of choice when it comes to dish detergent.
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Now, as I take pictures of food each day, here is a glimpse into life behind the scenes of a food blogger, those great photos use just a few key elements like natural light, a white foam board, and a few tablecloths or napkins then of course the white dishes. I am a very simple food blogger, I like to get shots of the food and not as much of the props.
Of course, part of that could be that I’m also a work at home mom so I have these two little people beside me as I do photo shoots. My son loves to help now but my daughter is at the age that she would prefer to just swipe the food off the table. It’s hard to believe that my son was her age too when I was doing this as well. Now, he’s my assistant and soon she will be too.
In the midst of doing these photos, once I’m finished I immediately need to clean the dish to keep it cleaned for more uses. Once I clean it off a bit, I then load it up and use the Finish® Max in 1™ to keep them extra shiny. I love that with this product you get just the right amount of detergent since it is in a tablet.
That brings me to my 5 Tips for Sparkling Dishes, these are the things I do to be sure my white dishes stay sparkling clean!
5 Steps to Sparkling Dishes
- Use the correct amount of dish detergent and a good quality detergent like Finish®.
- Load the Dishwasher properly and avoid overloading it.
- Always hand wash the over-sized or larger items such as pizza pans or cookie sheets.
- Always do a quick pre-rinse before loading the dishes to avoid residue being stuck to the dish.
- Keep in mind that the empty dishwasher should be cleaned from time to time as well.
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What ways do you keep your dishes cleaned? Do you have extra tips to add to the list? Share them with us!
Happy Dish Washing!