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Which is the correct way to wash dishes, utensils and equipment?



A. Pre-scrape wash, rinse and sanitize; then air dry.
B. Pre-scrape, wash, rinse and air dry them completely with a cottontowel.
C. Pre-scrape, wash, sanitize and rinse; then dry with paper towels.
D. Pre-scrape, wash and rinse, then air dry.

This question is part of Arizona Food Handlers Card Quiz
Asked by Thehopp, Last updated: Jun 10, 2019

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N. Kingsley

N. KingsleyWriter, Columbus
Writer, Columbus

Answered on Jul 17, 2018

We have washed dishes in our homes since as long as time. However, there is a right way to do the dishes. Working in a professional place, you need to follow these rules other than throwing it on the children to do. The job is so specific, that many owners implement dish washing course and actually teach you to do it themselves.

First you need to prescrape the dish to remove any grime. Then you need to rinse the dishes to make sure it is clean. You sanitize the dishes next as it is very important step in professional facilities. The dishes are then air dried.

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e.Ronald

E.Ronald

Answered on Jan 03, 2018

Washing dishes at home is usually relegated to the children who rinse off the dishes and place them in the dishwasher, then punch some buttons and they are finished. If you work in a restaurant or at a church’s kitchen, you are expected to know the rules and to follow a strict set of rules by the health department. They will even come out and demonstrate how they expect you to do your job of washing the dishes.

They would say to be sure to remove grime first using hot water, rinse and sanitize; then air dry. Improper washing of dishes can lead to bacteria growing on them. At times even though the dish washer person may not scrape the plates properly and food is almost baked on due to the hot water encountered during the dishwasher process.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Feb 10, 2017

Pre-scrape wash, rinse and sanitize; then air dry.
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