How to Load Your Dishwasher for Cleaner Dishes

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Have you ever wondered if there is a "best" way to pack your dishwasher? Even though dishwashers come in different makes and models, there are proper techniques to loading them so that you get dishes that are as clean as possible.

Before you start loading dishwasher, just remember that certain items do not belong in a dishwasher. Materials such as pewter, wood, bronze, and cast iron should be washed my hand and never go in a dishwasher. Here is the proper technique for loading a dishwasher.

Load Your Dishes in a Circular Pattern

When you are loading your dishes, imagine a circle and make your dishes follow this path. Make a circle around the cutlery basket and pack dishes around in a circle. Maximize your space by loading your plates using every available area.

Do Not Overload Your Dishwasher

After a big dinner, you may tempted to put everything used in preparing and eating this dinner in the dishwasher. This is a big mistake. Do not overload your dishwasher. If you do, the water will not reach all of the surfaces of the dishes and silverware.

Pack Dishes According to Stains

Scientist found the carbohydrate stained dishes should be packed on the inside of the dishwasher whereas protein stained dishes should be on the outside. Carbohydrate stains like tomatoes and potatoes need the full flow of water to get clean them clean. These stains are stubborn and require more mechanical action rather than detergent to remove them. This is why you pack them on the inside of the dishwasher.

Pack Toughest Stains on the Lower Rack & Around the Wall of the Dishwasher

Tough stains could be hard to remove even in a dishwasher. However, if you pack them on the lower rack near the wall, they will get the full brunt of the water spray and detergent from the dishwasher. Understand that plates in the dishwasher sometimes act as walls all barriers for the water and detergent moving around in the dishwasher. For this reason, it is important that you put your toughest stains where the detergent and water will make the most impact.

These tips let you know the best way to load your dishwasher so that your dishes will come out as clean as possible. Just ensure that you do not pack delicate items into your dishwasher. Speak to an appliance service technician such as Prompt Appliance Services, Inc. to find out if they have additional tips on how you can load your dishwasher.

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