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Dishes Done Right: Making the Most of Your Dishwasher

DISHES DONE RIGHT MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR DISHWASHER HOW TO LOAD YOUR DISHWASHER THE RIGHT WAY Place bowls and cups upside down If they're upright, they'll fill with dirty water. Leave some space Water, heat, and water vapor need to make contact with each and every item in the dishwasher. Put small and fragile stuff on the top Glasses, cups, and smaller items go here. Avoid loading cups on top of the tines (which could eventually Load smaller plates and bowls facing the middle of the rack. break them and is less efficient). Angle cups and mugs as much as possible to keep water from pooling on top. Put the big stuff on the bottom Larger plates, pots, and durable items go here, closer to the jet spray. Stay safe with silverware Place butter knives handle up. Do not overfillI. Carefully wash other knives by hand. Dishwashers can warp knives' handles and loosen rivets. Hand wash these items SILVER ITEMS TIN STERLING GLASS EXPENSIVE CAST IRO PEWTER ALUMINUM BAKEWARE WOOD Wait until the dishwasher is full Only run the dishwasher,. when it's fully loaded to save money and energy. .... Dishwashers with an Energy Star rating use a maximum of 5.8 gallons of water per cycle and one-half the electricity of older models. 1000 Make sure the sprayer arm can spin all the way around without long utensils or tall plates blocking it. A fully loaded dishwasher makes ...... ....... modern housekeeping more efficient than washing dishes by hand. Empty the smart way Unload the bottom rack first Moving the top rack first can drip water onto dry items. Don't buy too much detergent Only buy what you can use in 2 months and store it in a cool dry spot. Fresh detergent works better. Keep it clean Run an empty cycle with vinegar to remove hard water deposits and loosen stuck-on food bits. 62% of dishwashers tested contained 62% dangerous fungi. DISHWASHING NOT JUST FOR DISHES Place in Place in mesh bag Place in Place in silverware top rack bottom rack basket POTATOES VACUUM ATTACHMENTS Run just the rinse cycle without soap. Shake loose dust into trash bin. KITCHEN & BATHROOM KITCHEN SPONGE HARDWARE Place the sponge in the top rack to cut odors and bacteria. Remove knobs and pulls and place them in the silverware caddy or a mesh bag. A Good Housekeeping lab test found a dishwasher on the Not for enameled, plated, or painted hardware. heated dry setting reduced salmonella by 99.88% and E. coli by 99.86%. RUBBER SHOES BASEBALL HATS Remove liners before Don't use bleach placing inside. and make sure to #1 turn off the dry heat cycle. Turn off the dry heat cycle. LIGHT FIXTURE COVERS OUTLET COVERS & LIGHT SWITCH PLATES Stick to glass; avoid antique or painted covers. Make sure they are completely dry before screwing them back on. TIP Use a laundry bag to keep smaller items, like pacifiers and lids, from falling through the top rack. DISHWASHERS are supposed to make our lives easier but sometimes they miss a few spots (or leave unsightly soap spots instead). WITH THE RIGHT LOADING TECHNIQUES you can help ensure squeaky-clean dishes- and other household items-every time. + SOURCES + diylife.com buzzfeed.com womansday.com smallnotebook.org goodhousekeeping.com thekitchn.com dailymail.co.uk lifeh4cks.com mnn.com realsimple.com Brought to you by: PartSelect In partnership with: GHERGICH&Co. DELICATE NONSTICE ANODIZED

Dishes Done Right: Making the Most of Your Dishwasher

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Having a dishwasher is nice. Put the dirty dishes in, and clean ones come out. While this is a great convenience to have, there have been many an argument about how to load a dishwasher correctly, jus...

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