Is the dishwasher one of those appliances that you just know how to use, or is it something that you’re still trying to figure out? If you’re in the latter camp, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, loading a dishwasher can be pretty confusing for some people. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Read on for our tips on how to load a dishwasher like a pro!

How to load a dishwasher: Steps by Step Process (12 Steps)

Below are the steps to take before and when loading a dishwasher;

  1. Rinse them before loading them into the dishwasher. This will help prevent food from being baked onto dishes and glasses when you turn on the heat cycle. If a dish is particularly greasy, use a small amount of detergent that’s designed to cut grease or oil before loading it into the dishwasher. how to load dishwasher
  2. Make sure you are not loading sharp knives that gets blunt when they are washed with the dishwasher. Also remove any utensils or anything else that could damage the interior of your dishwasher.
  3. Load dishes in a single layer, which will allow maximum water coverage during the wash cycle.
  4. Don’t mix different types of dishes together in the same area of the dishwasher. The dirtier items should go in the center rack, while dishes that are less dirty should go on the top shelf.
  5. Place plates and glasses facing down for maximum cleaning power.
  6. Don’t overcrowd the bottom of the washer with too many dishes or utensils, this can cause water to pool, and water cannot circulate properly to clean your dishes
  7. Don’t forget about the top rack. If you have some metals or plastics that require different temperatures than what is needed for regular plates and silverware, separate them on the top rack.
  8. Clean out the filters in your dishwasher often
  9. Don’t put any dishes that are labeled “dishwasher safe” on the top rack, unless they have a “heat boost” label or say something similar.
  10. In some cases, how dirty the dishes are can have an effect on how well your dishes come out. If you have a few pots and pans that are particularly greasy or dirty, it can be a good idea to let them soak in the sink for 5 to 10 minutes first before loading them into the dishwasher.
  11. If you have a few dishes that need hand washing, load them in first. You’re now ready to begin loading your dishwasher!
  12. Determine how many items can fit on each rack. Load the bottom rack first, then top rack
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