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How to use a dishwasher Easily Step By Step Guide

Nowadays we are living in the age of science where every work is done by machines as well as washing dishes but only buying machines is not enough we also have to understand how to use them properly. For this purpose we need to understand and observe them closely and also search them on the internet.it will take a very short time and you will become an expert.

How to use a dishwasher Correctly -Step By Step Tutorial

Here I am going to tell you how to use a dishwasher properly so that you can use it without any damage to either your cutlery or dishwasher. You need a little bit of time to read it and then one can operate it without making any mistake. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.

Observe the dishwasher



First of all you need to observe the dishwasher. Observe it closely and remember its button panel and memorize them carefully.so that you can easily start the dishwasher without any difficulty and hindrance.

Open the dishwasher

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Open the dishwasher and see all the parts of the dishwasher like top rack, bottom rack, basket and glass jars etc. it will help you to settle the utensils and cutlery without wasting any time.

Observe the soap panel


Observe the soap panel so you can easily understand how much quantity of soap or detergent is needed and you won’t fill it more or less. You should also mind that every dishwasher has different soap or detergent bareness and it also depends on what kind of cutlery you are using so choose the detergent or soap carefully.

Fill the dishwasher with dirty cutlery

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Fill your dishwasher with dirty utensils but before that all you need to do is  to scrap the food from the plates . you don’t need to rinse them with water. But loading the dishes you must avoid overloading the dishwasher. Else your dishes will come out dirty.

Top rack

   On the top rack of your washer you should place the utensil like a bowl, mugs, bowls and different kinds of glasses like wine glass, water glass and juice glass etc.

You should load the bowls and small plates between the tines so that water can reach inside the plates, bowls and glasses.

To avoid warping you must place the plastic containers and lids on the top of your dishwasher. When you put your utensil in the dishwasher you must check the bottom of the plates, bowls and other utensils to make sure that they are dishwasher safe.

Bottom rack

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          Large kitchen utensils should be placed on the bottom rack of the dishwasher like heavy plates, steel pots, dinner plates and baking dishes etc.

Pots and pans should be placed  on the side of the dishwasher. Sharp objects like knives should be placed downward so that there won’t be any kind of injury.

Before closing the door please check that there is nothing blocking the wash arm.

There are some dishwashers which come with a third rack. If your dishwasher has a third rack you can place extra silverware, utensils, hard to wash dishes and even more cups and glasses.

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Load the dishwasher detergent

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For washing dishes you don’t need a lot of detergent. Use the correct amount of detergent. Otherwise extra soap or detergent can stick to dishes.

You don’t need to put extra soap or detergents even if your dishes are more dirty.

Use detergent or soap instead of pods because pods are more expensive and low in quality then the soaps and detergents.

For the good performance of your dishwasher you must choose the best detergent. Nowadays there are various types of detergents like liquid, powder, gels and tablets etc. so you must determine the best detergent according to your dishwasher.

Select a wash cycle

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Nowadays dishwashers come with three types of cycles like normal, heavy duty and quick. Which cycle you want to use depends on your needs and on how dirty your utensils are. If you are in a hurry and you don’t have much time then you can use the quick cycle. To choose your cycle you need to press the buttons which are usually available on the top of your dishwasher.

Quick cycle

This cycle is used when you are in a hurry. This cycle consumes more water, energy and uses high temperature to give us fast results. Normally you should use this cycle for light dishes.

Normal cycle

      This cycle is the most used cycle in daily uses. You can wash your daily routine utensils in this cycle. This cycle doesn’t need extra water and it cleans your daily messes at a normal speed.

Heavy duty

For pots, pans and other heavy soiled utensils you can use this cycle. Of course this cycle requires more water and temperature. But it cleans your heavy duty utensils in one go.

While pouring the water in the dishwasher you must check the temperature of the water. Cold water may not clean the dishes as well and if the water is too hot it may hard the bake in food on the dishes. Nowadays dishwashers also come with a drying option if needed you can also dry them in the dishwasher.

Start the dishwasher

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         After loading the dishes, detergent and selecting the wash cycle check it twice that there is nothing blocking the door and wash arm. Then select the cycle, shut the dishwasher door and press the start. It will take about two and a half hours to complete the cycle.

If you have any difficulty and don’t understand anything you can contact us and  visit our websites for more options.

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Stella is the founder and chief editor of getdishwasher.com. For the last decade and a half, Her aim for this website was to help people make the right decisions for their dishwasher component upgrades.

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