Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Ogolly, dishwashing still...
Ogolly, dishwashing still...
Gary A. Musselman
Sat, 3 Apr 1999 06:50:29 EST
Cathy Porter wrote:
"Word from our district's Boy Scout Basic Training course is that the cool
sanitizer should no longer be cool, but hot. Near boiling hot. This change
AFAIK, in the Fall '97 course.
As I teach pre-school, this is also something that changed in the Minimum
Standards for Child Care Facilities in 1997. For years, we used the 2-dishpan
method - hot wash, cool bleach water rinse. The standards now are warm wash,
bleach water rinse."
Can't help what the district said. Hot ("near boiling") water will rapidly
cause the chlorine sanitizer to evaporate, soon leaving just hot water. If
one does use hot sanitizer, one needs to frequently use test strips to check
concentration (not a bad idea, anyway) and add more sanitizer as needed.
Two tub washing has the result of quickly fouling the sanitizer/rinse with
soap, making frequent changes necessary. If one uses three tubs (sanitizer
last) one can refresh the soapy wash water with the middle clear rinse as the
wash water and rinse water become fouled and then refresh the rinse with new
(Yours in Scouting with Clean and Sanitized Dishes)