Does hot water clean more efficiently than cold water?
Not with laundry, but when washing dishes? I just finished rinsing the crud from my juicer and as I was scrubbing away at the fruit pulp on the screen with a brush prior to actually washing it I thought of this. So it seems like an elementary science question, but is there a particular reason hot water breaks up and dissolves grime and stuff or is it simply a fallacy, and that water temperature has nothing to do with it. I know soap seems to lather up better in hot water, but what about just plain cold water vs. hot water? Any ideas?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.