A sponge with a scrubby side helps clean baked-on grime, and the right dish rack ensures proper air movement for even drying. Pick up a few soft towels for hand drying and buffing glassware. Gloves protect your hands from hot water — and keep your manicure happy.
For the most efficient cleaning, also invest in a dish tub so you can let things soak or wash without wasting water. And a dish tub also protects your dishes from chipping and breaking if you accidentally drop one.