The art of stacking your dishwasher
No one loves stacking or unstacking the dishwasher, do they?
If you’re lucky enough to have a dishwasher in your kitchen, you’re already ahead of the curve. But not all dishwashers are created equal; and if you’ve ever had to unload a poorly piled tray of plates and half-cleaned cutlery, you’ll know some techniques are better than others, too.
So, what is the best way to go? These five tips will help you to master the art of stacking your dishwasher.
1. Be smart with shelving
The first mistake people make when loading a dishwasher is scattering items wherever there’s space, rather than grouping like items together.
2. Use a cutlery tray
This will help keep all your cutlery organised and stay in one place during the cycle
3. Allow enough space between items
Overfilling your dishwasher may seem like a smart way to get more washed at once, but it’s often a false economy, when you have to re-wash items that weren’t cleaned the first time.
4. Rinse and repeat, unless…
A golden rule of using a dishwasher is to rinse your dirty plates, bowls, cups, pots, pans, cutlery and any other items that have food debris or hardened residue. Not only will this avoid unnecessary build-up in your dishwasher filter, it’ll give the items a head start in the cleaning stakes
5. Choose the right wash program
Read your manual and get to know the programs your appliance offers, so you can best cater to your dishwashing load.
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