Today's tip is one that seems obvious once you hear it, but it was like a revelation to me. After you've just made a delicious dough, it's tempting to fill the bowl up with hot water and get scrubbing. But the hot water can actually cook the dough (expecially whole grain doughs) onto the bowl, making it nearly impossible to get off. So what's the solution? Wash it out first in cold (soak it with cold water if needed), to get off any remaining dough bits. When it looks pretty clean, then bring on the hot water and get that thing sanitized. Cool, right? Give it a shot next time you make dough.
Cold water. Hot water. Clean bowl.