One day Brigham made a suggestion to us that we decided to try. He told us that we wouldn't spend so much time washing dishes if we would do the following: fill the sink with water and a quart of apple cider vinegar OR goat's milk. That's right! Goat's milk! Throughout the day, simply submerge your dishes in the water. At the end of the day the dishes rinse practically clean without any scrubbing! We tried it with apple cider vinegar, and it really works! The problem is, the house smells like vinegar all day.
But, goat's milk? That really sounded strange to us. However, when we looked up goat's milk and its properties, one of the properties is that it is very acidic, much like apple cider vinegar. We surmised that the acidity must work at cleansing the dishes while they sit all day in the sink.
A fun and easy way to do the dishes, but frankly, I still opt for the dishwasher and Cascade.