There's 3 types of people in this debate those who wash dishes by hand, those who use a dishwasher and those who let dishes soak. This debate has gone on in household around the world for years and years!  Letting dishes soak is the only way to completely wash the dishes.

I've tried over and over to explain to my wife that when you let the dishes soak in soapy water it kills all the bacteria and makes the sticky stuff easier for the dishwasher to remove. Which yes after letting them soak (sometimes it might take a few days) you'll need to put them in the dishwasher... You might then need to let them sit in the dishwasher for a few days to prep them before you put them away.

Now this might sound like I'm just being lazy but it's the exact opposite, I want it to be done right! So next time you have dirty dishes, eh, let them soak!