Proper Use and Care Tips for Your Dishwasher
Clean up leftover food before washing
Before loading your dishes into the dishwasher, it’s important to remove any leftover food by rinsing it with water or wiping it with a paper towel. This helps improve the longevity and cleaning efficiency of the machine.
Properly arrange the dishes in the dishwasher
Ensure that your dishes are securely placed in the compartments to prevent breakage and maximize cleaning efficiency. Avoid stacking dishes or overcrowding them in one compartment, as this can clog the water sprayer.
Place plates facing forward and alternate their direction near the outer side to allow easy cleaning.
Read the dishwasher’s instruction manual and warnings carefully
Each dishwasher model has unique features and cleaning technologies. It’s important to read the instruction manual and warnings provided by the manufacturer to understand how to use, maintain, and clean your dishwasher.
Use the right dishwasher detergents
Choose the appropriate dishwasher detergents for optimal cleaning results:
- Rinse aid: Helps make dishes shiny and prevents water stains on the surface.
- Water softening salt (powder): Softens water and prevents limescale buildup.
- Dishwashing tablets: Specifically designed for dishwashers to clean dishes effectively.
Follow the proper washing process
- Load the dishes into the dishwasher immediately.
- Pour the appropriate amount of dishwasher detergent into the designated compartment.
- Close the dishwasher door tightly and turn on the power.
- Select the appropriate washing program and press the Start button.
- Check the machine’s operation for the first 30 seconds.
- Do not open the dishwasher door or turn off the power abruptly while the machine is running.
- After finishing, wait for about 10 minutes for the machine to cool down before opening the door.
By following these simple but often overlooked tips, you can effectively use and maintain your dishwasher. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to leave a comment below!