How to get the most from your dishwasher

A dishwasher is an excellent addition to any home or business, but if you don’t know how to use it properly you may be missing out on some of its amazing benefits.

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These tips are designed to help you get the most out of your appliance, and enjoy the cleanest dishes, glasses and cutlery you’ve ever had!

Get to know your machine

When your dishwasher arrives take time to read the manual, understand what the different settings mean and how they work. There are some dishwashers designed to save water on specific settings and others that only offer a rinse option, or a full wash cycle.

By knowing what cycles work best in which situation, you can ensure you reduce water consumption and don’t end up with dishes that are still dirty.

Bring in an expert

If you are unsure on how to install your machine then you may benefit from using a plumber.  Cheltenham plumber is one of many plumbers that could help with installing your dishwasher.  To find a local plumber to you simply Google it and find one with good reviews.

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Learn how to load

The way you load your dishwasher has a huge effect on the result it delivers. Commercial warewashers will stack differently to the appliances you have at home, and each will require a different configuration for ultimate success.

You should always angle pots downwards for the best results, do not stack plates too tightly, and ensure that your cutlery has space to move around, and does not nest together. Glasses should also be packed tightly so they cannot break.

Adjust your racks

Dishwashers have adjustable racks for good reason, and instead of leaving them in the same configuration for every wash, spread them about as needed. The better the spacing, the cleaner your dishes after all. The water needs to be able to penetrate all surfaces, and if your racks are packed too closely they will create an umbrella effect that will stop dishes getting properly washed. You also need to ensure that you do not block the tablet door to stop it from falling to the bottom and that you don’t obstruct the paddles that rotate the water.

Choose the right detergent

If you are going to wash more glassware than pots opt for a good rinse aid to make the glasses shine, and if you are washing more pots and pans, then ensure you have a heavy duty soap or tablet that can cut through grease easily. The right detergent can make all the difference to your end result.