Washing Dishes with Stainless Steel Scouring Pad

A traveler needs something that dries quickly and should not carry wet rags in a backpack, they will mildew and smell. Therefore, I carry a stainless steel scouring pad in my travel cooking kit.



The supplies needed to wash dishes when traveling.

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San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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Needed
1. Laundry Soap
2. Stainless Steel Scouring Pad
3. Something that needs cleaned



Why Stainless Steel Scouring Pad?

1. Dries fast
2. Does not rust
3. Generally, cooking in strange places means the dishes have tough to remove food, only with a scouring pad can you actually get them cleaned.
4. Guest Kitchen in Hostels and Hotels dishes are not high quality, things will stick.
5. Wet Rags will not dry in time to pack away in your bag, while a stainless steel scouring pad will.
6. You can buy in almost any country over the counter in a super market; you do not need to return to the gear shop.

How to clean dishes

1. Put powered soap down on a flat spot next to the sink, I do not carry liquids if possible, when they leak into the bag it is a disaster. I buy very small bags of laundry soap, if I do not completely use, I throw in rubbish bin.

2. Take the stainless steel scouring pad and wet it, then dip in the powered soap, then scrap clean the dishes. Hang them up on a clothesline, making sure are completely dry before you use them again, this will disinfect the dishes, but they must be completely dry.

Washing Dishes with Stainless Steel Scouring Pad

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