Most of us give little thought to our dishwashers -- we just load the dishes, add the detergent, and turn it on. But a bit of planning goes a long way toward keeping your dishes and utensils in their best shape and getting them as clean as possible. Before loading your dishes, you should take a look at where the water is coming from -- whether there are two water distributors or only one. With this knowledge, you can arrange your dishes to get them as clean as possible. Also, remember to adjust the washing cycle depending on what you put in the dishwasher -- a heavy-duty cycle for pots and pans, a gentle cycle with cooler water for fine china and crystal.
Tips for Using the Dishwasher
1. Make sure silver and stainless steel are separate; their metals can be damaged if they touch; a chemical reaction could cause staining on the silver.
2. Place pots, plates, and heavy-duty dishes on lower rack (heat and water pressure areRead More »from 10 Things You Didn't Know About Loading the Dishwasher