How to load the dishwasher – the right way
It’s an eternal topic of conversation and a subject for intense eye-rolling every day – yes, you feel me! Is there a right or a wrong way to load the dishwasher?
How to load the dishwasher?
Six tips to loading your dishwasher
- Remove food scraps from the dishes. It will mean less cleaning of the dishwasher afterward and fewer bad odors.
No need for rinsing if you have a fairly new dishwasher; if you have an older model, indeed, you might want to rinse.
- Cups, glasses, small bowls, and dishwasher-safe storage containers belong in the top rack. Don’t overcrowd; allow the water and detergent to get everywhere. And don’t block the water sprayer close to the top rack.
- Large plates, bowls, and other items that don’t fit in the top rack go in the bottom rack; large plates on the sides to prevent them from blocking the other dishes.
Make sure not to block the part of the dishwasher’s door that will release the detergent, hence why large plates on the sides ?
- Make sure large bowls are slightly inclined so water can go in.
- Cutlery in the cutlery basket with their handles facing upward so you can’t hurt yourself when unloading. Also, make sure not to overstack here; the water needs to pass through each of the items.
- Spatulas don’t go in the cutlery basket; they go in the top rack, lying flat.
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