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Old 04-15-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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Never wash a plate again.

Just an idea.
Place cling film over plate before serving food. When done eating remove film.
PRESTO clean plate.
NO WASHING

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Old 04-15-2014, 10:18 AM   #2
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Clever!

Although I don't mind washing up at all...I'm still so charmed by my own trailer that I actually get a huge kick out of WATER COMING INTO THE TRAILER AND THEN WASHING DOWN THAT DRAIN RIGHT THERE!!!!1!!

So when water is plentiful I'm going with washing rather than landfilling.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:21 AM   #3
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Disposable plate with cling wrap. Now that is economy.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:24 AM   #4
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Not to beat the Green/tree hugger horse, but a Styrofoam plate and a plastic protector? lol . It is a good idea until you BBQ a steak and try to cut it
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Get a dog. They do well on plates and are usually grateful for the opportunity.
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Would be a good way to stretch the paper plate supply when running low and not near civilization, lol. I know I've been caught short before thinking I brought enough.
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Its a great idea for something that is 'fork and spoon ready'

As for steaks, there is always the fine china (melmac) in the back of my upper cubbies....
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Get a dog. They do well on plates and are usually grateful for the opportunity.
At my house, this is called "Pre-wash". It saves on water and yes, the dog is generally happy about it.

For the squeemish, the plate is then washed using traditional methods, yes.
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At my house, this is called "Pre-wash". It saves on water and yes, the dog is generally happy about it.

For the squeemish, the plate is then washed using traditional methods, yes.
If by "traditional methods" you include a casual swipe with the bleach rag kept in the trailer for the purpose, then that's what goes in my digs, too!
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You could just leave it in the sun to save on bleach.
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You could just leave it in the sun to save on bleach.
I tried that, but my Husband got real snippy about having to wait so long for his turn to use the plate.

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I'm all for cutting down on dish-washing AND being as eco-friendly as possible while camping. So we compromise. I carry lots of those cheapo paper plates. You know the ones you can't stand because they fold in half, spilling their contents, just as you are transporting your plate to the table. I put one or two paper plates on my "fine china". The sturdy plate holds firm while the paper plate(s) keep the "china" clean. We also use metal utensils and reusable drinking cups. When the meal is done we can toss or burn the paper plates and wash everything else with only a quart of water!

Here is my washing method. Put utensils in tall cup. Heat water on stove add half to cup with camping soap (or liquid Castille soap or regular dish soap). Swish the utensils, pour that hot soapy water on other items while they are in a dishpan. Toss the soapy dishwater. Repeat with hot, clear water (and drops of bleach if you like) and VOILA, you are done! You can towel dry or put the dishes in a net ditty bag and hang on the clothesline to dry. You could have one ditty bag per person if you like (and color-code the cups/plates/etc.).

I figure with this method we save on precious water and use a minimum of trees, a renewable resource. Don't get me wrong...I use the electric dishwasher when at home. In fact, I take everything home from camp and wash it in the dishwasher before the next trip.
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Get a dog. They do well on plates and are usually grateful for the opportunity.
Got 2, dishes are done in 1/2 the time.
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Who needs plates? Just heat up your soup, stew, veggies, or other canned food IN the can over low heat while stirring. Dump contents into a tortilla or between two pieces of day old bread and enjoy! Napkins are also a waste of trees and money. Just lick your fingers and dry on your pant legs or better yet, your partner's pant legs. The empty cans can be cleaned and reused as containers for those small parts that eventually fall off our trailers.
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