Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Who Enjoys Cleaning a Dirty Kitchen?
Do you hate walking into a messy kitchen? Can you stand a sink overflowing with dirty dishes, crumbs and random scraps of food scattered across the counters, and when you reach into the utensil drawer to grab a spoon for your cereal there’s none to be found? Eating cereal with a large metal ladle is as awkward as it sounds.
Everyone wants a clean kitchen, but the task of cleaning is easily categorized as a chore or burden. Every eater obsesses over glorious dinners, cooking elaborate meals, and being wooed by the food, but it seems like a fair amount of people fail to recognize the cleanup process.
Are there any others, like myself, who enjoy cleaning the kitchen?
Maybe I’m a bit crazy, but I believe a good cook knows how to clean too. A cook knows how to find a healthy balance between cooking and cleaning. The art of cooking and cleaning interests me.
There are some dishes that can’t possibly be cleaned while cooking. There are times when a kitchen full of dishes is unavoidable. Hence, the tendency of most eaters arises to give into their food comas, the exhaustion from eating, or simply pure laziness rather than attacking the sloppy kitchen.
Over the years it’s become a habit of mine to be a more efficient cleaner. I attempt to cook and clean. When done a meal I try and force myself to volunteer to clean the dishes and kitchen.
I now enjoy washing dishes, wiping the counter clean, and ensuring the floor is spotless. Kitchen cleaning hasn't only evolved into a sense of pride, but it’s an easy after dinner exercise that helps me digest and unwind.
If done with a partner, it can almost be a form of socializing similar to what cooking provides for individuals to talk.
I have been caught up in many deep and friendly conversations while scrubbing disgusting dishes as my dish dryer put them away.
Despite my enthusiasm and appreciation for kitchen cleaning I know very few people could care less about actually cleaning the kitchen. They want a clean kitchen, but they want someone else to do it. Perhaps, there might be others out there who share my sentiments towards cleaning the kitchen.
Do you enjoy kitchen cleaning?