|Re: dishwashing topic||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Martha Wagner (wordbizpdxgmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 09:47:19 -0700 (PDT)|
Mariah, thanks for the detailed description of your meal cleanup process. When you say that cleanup is "on the spot volunteers" does this mean that you don't use a signup system for cleanup and that people are always available to clean—that they are not heading to meetings, classes, kids bedtimes, etc.? Does it work out equitably enough that the more frequent cleaners are not resentful? How long does cleanup take? Martha Columbia Ecovillage Portland, OR ------------------------------ Message: 3 Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 11:02:31 -0700 From: Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah <welcome [at] olympus.net> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ dishwashers RoseWind Cohousing, Port Townsend WA Commercial slide-through-racks counter-top DW, In use 12 years. We eat together twice a week, about 30 people on average (might be 12 or 45 on occasion). Clean up is on-the-spot volunteers, and well supported. Diners scrape compost, dump flatware in soapy water dishpan. Racks are loaded by a person who swishes a soapy dish brush over the plates prior to racking them: way less mess than the spray, and saves hot water. Without enough space to let it all air dry, we use freshly-laundered white flour-sack dishtowels to whisk the hot Corelle plates dry and stack on the rolling dish cart. We keep the clean towels on the cart, so they don't get used for anything else. After being used at one meal, they go into the laundry again. Ditto for dish rags and counter rags. We don't use sponges. There's a triple sink for pots, a double regular sink for knives, wine glasses and odd leftover pieces. The soap and very hot water make it pretty sanitary. Though open to the dining room, the noise isn't a problem, we just stop it if someone is making an announcement. People step up to help, or get handed a table-wiping rag or broom ! Maraiah Lynn Nadeau Say- we have two resales in the low 300s. And an amazing Fiddle Tunes Festival, Blues Festival, Wooden Boat Festival. And it's 65 degrees out. Come work and play with us... www.rosewind.org ------------------------------ _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ End of Cohousing-L Digest, Vol 102, Issue 4 *******************************************
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