Most people who wash something using soap (e.g. the dishes), seem to believe that the bubbles contribute a great deal in the actual cleaning. This is not something I explicitly saw written down somewhere, but looking at how people (including me) clean with soap, it would seem that this is a very common belief.
So is the bubbly part (the foam) actually important when cleaning? Or would my plates come out just as clean when I completely submerge them the whilst washing?