It’s no fun when the dishes pile up and that’s were a dishwasher comes in handy. Let’s take a look at mistakes that almost everybody form novices and experts alike have made when loading and unloading the dishwasher.
According to an article at goodhousekeeping.com, “Getting the Best Use Out of your Dishwasher”
“1. Remember these basic rules first.
- Pre-rinse dishes if they’re going to sit in the machine all day. But if you’re running a cycle right away, just scrape off the food and leave it at that.
- Secure all plastics. If you don’t, blasts of water may cause these pieces to flip over, fall onto the heating element and melt.
- Never stack items. The water spray won’t be able to reach (or clean) the dish that’s on top.
2. Load the bottom rack strategically.
- Load plates and bowls so that the dirty side faces the water spray. Pots, pans and casseroles should angle down for the best cleaning results.
- Watch out for utensils with long, thin handles. They might slip through the rack and prevent the spray arm from spinning freely.
- Tuck flat pans and platters along the sides and back of the rack. Never place them in front, by the door — they’ll keep the detergent from reaching the dishes. (Tip: For extra side space, move your flatware basket to the center if possible.)” To read the entire article click here.