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How To Load A Dishwasher For The Best Results

How To Load A Dishwasher For The Best Results

If your thoughts you just threw it all in and switched it on you were wrong. Our Molly Maids expert shows us how to get the best results. Watch the video to see how to Load a Dishwasher for the Best Results.

Step 1: You will need

  • a dishwasher
  • dishwasher tablets or powder
  • a rinse agent
  • dishwasher salt
  • dirty crockery and cutlery
  • and rubber gloves to protect your hands

Step 2: Add the cleaning products

Open the salt reserve. This can be found at the bottom of your dishwasher. Fill it up with the dishwasher salt.

Open the rinse aid compartment. It may be fitted with a dial, this indicates the water hardness level. Set this to the appropriate number for your area. Fill this up with rinse aid and close. Now add the detergent tablets to the right compartment.

Step 3: The upper rack

This is designed for glasses and cups. Put them in upside-down to allow the water jets to reach inside.

Take your time to ensure they are sitting comfortably and not liable to topple over and break.

Step 4: The lower rack

Use the bottom rack for the larger items such as plates and bowls. Give them a rinse first if any food is left. Don't overload. If bowls are stacked on top of each other they will not be cleaned efficiently. Place cutlery and utensils in the plastic holder.

Step 5: What not to load

Don't put in any long objects that may get caught in the washing mechanisms.

Also avoid loading delicate glassware, which easily breaks, or patterned china. The design could begin to fade and rub away.

Step 6: Switch on

Set your dishwasher to the correct temperature. Close the door and leave it to do it's job.