As part of saving time in the kitchen week, here’s the second example I promised you that demonstrates the concept that if you do one action to accomplish a specific goal (saving time in this case) it often means stopping another action, which might be something you actually enjoy doing.
Which brings me to today’s example – and the internet’s got to be big enough that I’m not the only one with this particular value system! Even if you think I’m a freak after watching this, realize that you’ve probably got some unique quirks of your own that you’re not going to see identified in any book, video, or guide on saving time. That’s why I’m working on the principles this week – how you enact them is going to be up to you and your situation.
Oh, and someone’s going to mention it if I don’t – yes, I’ve actually looked into water use by dishwasher and hand washing, and I haven’t been able to find any credible comparisons yet, but it seems to be fairly close from some reports I’ve seen (plus I’m not the most efficient hand washer.) I’m not trying to play the “vegans use less water in food production so this is OK” card but this is certainly a case where I’m taking advantage of a modern convenience (much like indoor plumbing) to meet my goals, and I’m aware that there’s a footprint, but I suspect that my choices of how many dishes to use in a meal has more impact on resource use than my cleaning technique. If anyone has any actual info though, I’d love to learn more!