Okay, I’ve built this up to the point that it’s a bit anti-climactic, but my tip is…

Immediately Use Cold Water To Soak Or Rinse Your Jars, Bowls, And Spoons.

At first this seemed anti-intuitive to me – hot water always works better on built up gunky dishes. Then I thought through it a bit. The proteins in the sourdough starter, namely gluten, respond to hot water by binding up and becoming even more doughy. This creates an even stickier, harder to clean situation. Furthermore, in our daily sourdough pancakes, the gluten combines with the eggs in the batter to really create a mess when rinsed in hot water. Cold water, on the other hand, helps to dissolve the flour, creating a very fluid mixture you can simply pour out for your chickens or compost pile. Then continue on washing with the rest of your dishes, as you normally would. I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me.