with Avi Spivack
Hi, I'm Avi, and I try to put the work and the dad together, with mild success. This is all about trying to give you a view from what it looks like on the dad-man's side of the world, and I hope you find my ruminations humorous because I try not to take myself too seriously.
I hate to brag (really), but I just loaded the dishwasher with more dishes than I could count.
And not just the regular dishes, I’m talkin about mixing bowls, spatulas, tongs, different-sized plates, and all kinds of glassware. It was a work of art.
Guess what else?
I can sort the recycling into metal/glass and paper, bagged and into the green box in under 7 minutes.
You want an onion diced? A knife sharpened? A can of corn opened (but without the top actually detached from the base)?
Done, done, and done.
Basically, I can look at a sink full of dirty dishes, food scraps, All-Clad pots, and silverware, and know exactly the most optimal order in which to wash them/load the dishwasher. Can you?
Unfortunately, I don’t have a secret to offer you, or to share with your husbands. It’s a skill that I have developed over the years.
Of course, back in our first New York apartments we didn’t even have a dishwasher, so it was all about speed-washing. Now I guess I’m spoiled. (Hint: always use powder-based detergent, not the liquid - I prefer Cascade Complete). I also recommend Method’s Granite cleaner, and Swiffer Wet for the kitchen floor.
All of this to say: since my cooking skills only extend to following recipes, I have been forced to perfect my kitchen-cleaning skillset.
Who cleans your kitchen?
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