In times gone by, building standards did not make it mandatory to have two sinks in the kitchen, so there was typically only one, which meant that dishes were washed in hot water and suds, then air-dried on a rack or towel-dried and put away. I grew up with this arrangement, and it didn’t kill me.
Now, I imagine dishwashers are pretty much the rule, but in any event, nowadays kitchens are built with two sinks anyway (which I imagine is a result of building standards changes). I guess this has been the norm in kitchens built since about the 70s. While I don’t check out everyone’s practices at dishwashing by hand, I guess most people do what the technology allows them now to do, which is rinse after washing.
In older urban houses or out bush (where there tend to be lots of older houses) I imagine that there are still quite a few one-sink kitchens where people don’t bother to rinse. Ain’t gonna kill them any more than it killed me. I’ve never noticed any particularly adverse taste effects from residue on plates or cutlery.
Dude, are you trying to be insulting?
We’re not a freaken’ backwater you know.
I think we know how soap works, and washing, and drying and we still seem to be alive regardless of what you think of our level of intelligence.
I rinse glasses but I wash them whilst the (single) sink is filling so rinse them under the running tap. Everything else goes straight from sink to drying rack where they take care of themselves before eventually getting put away dry. If you use too much detergent things can taste soapy but you don’t need very much at all to get clean dishes.
When I lived in New Zealand in the early 1980s, I was surprised to find that this was the norm, at least among my circle of friends. The dishes were washed in soapy water, then immediately dried with a dish towel, rather than being rinsed in clean water and then air dried.
I also found this odd at the time, but I never noticed a problem with a soap residue on the dishes.
I never heard this as a rationale.
You don’t really have to if you dry them off with a dish towel. The soap is in the water, so if you get rid of the water you get rid of the soap.