We've been looking at houses as we're moving soon, and a lot of the houses have a single sink. Having grown up with a double sink, I just do not understand how it works to wash dishes in a single sink. Can somebody explain the technique to me?
With a double sink, we fill one sink with hot water and soap and dishes, wash the dishes, put them in the other sink to rinse, and then move them to the drying rack.
When I've tried to use a double sink before, I've tried putting in less hot water and then just rinsing each dish as I wash it by holding it above the water... but then the rinsewater keeps making the water level rise and rise unless I drain some out frequently. Or I've tried washing each dish by just rinsing it a bit, getting soap on the sponge, wiping down the dish, and then rinsing it. Which works okay, but is annoying when you have a dish that would be so much easier to clean if it could soak a little.
Is one of these techniques what most people do, or is there another trick? Assume that the sink is too small to put a separate tub within it, which I noticed my in-laws doing at one point.