Some Simple Information About Dishwashers
Taking the time to learn a little bit about your dishwasher will not only help you extend the life of your dishwasher, but will also ensure that you’re dining with really clean dishes.
Which Detergent Should I Use
When you stop to pick up dishwasher detergent, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of options you have available. Picking the perfect one can be tricky. Our advice is to pick a reputable brand; they tend to work better than the generic brands, of powdered detergent. This seems to do the best job of getting the dishes really clean.
Dealing with the Interior
The amount of use your dishwasher gets will determine if you need to clean the interior. Dishwashers that get used two or less times a week can be prone to mold, or the water at the base of the machine will start smelling rank. The easiest way to clean the interior of your dishwasher is to fill it up with detergent, and running it empty. When it’s done, it will be clean and shiny and ready for your dishes. As long as you use your dishwasher a few days a week, you won’t have to worry about washing the interior. The regular wash cycles will keep it looking great.
Is Pre-Rinsing Really Necessary
If you take the dishes straight from the dinner table to the washing machine, you probably won’t have to rinse them, just scrape away the large chunks of food. However, if the dishes have sat long enough for the food to harden, you’ll have to rinse them, and maybe even let them soak in some water before putting them in the dishwasher.
Don’t panic when you see a small amount of water lurking in the bottom of your dishwasher. It’s a good thing. Your dishwasher seals need the water in order to stay supple and in good working order. If you see cracks in your seals, you may need dishwasher repair services. If this is the case call (800) 657-0765 to schedule an appliance repair appointment.
Speed up Your Dishwasher
One of the reasons dishwashers tend to be considered the most sanitary way to get your dishes clean has to do with the fact that they get the water really hot, which sanitizes your dishes. By letting the water run in your kitchen sink prior to starting your dishwasher, you’ll shorten the average wash cycle.
There’s something extremely frustrating about waiting out the entire dishwasher cycle, unloading your dishwasher and finding that all of your glass ware seems to be covered in spots.
There’s a few different things that could be causing your dappled glassware;
- When washing etched glass, only use half the regular amount of dish detergent
- Your water’s too hard
- The water flow isn’t working properly