The dishwasher is one of those appliances that makes our lives run that much smoother. However, it’s also one that many of us take for granted and we expect it to always work in the way we need it to. Although most dishwashers are incredibly reliable for a long time, there are ways that we can help extend their lifetime. Here are some ways you can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your dishwasher.
Organize Your Dishes
Organizing your dishes when you load them into the dishwasher isn’t just about maximizing space. It also reduces the number of times you’ll have to run your dishwasher. It’s like playing Tetris. Start with your larger dishes and work your way down in size.
Have you ever paid attention to the direction of the sprayer arms in your dishwasher? If you haven’t, it’s a great way to maximize its cleaning effectiveness. Try facing the dishes toward the sprayer arms so that the water will reach as much of the surface area of your plates and bowls during the entire washing cycle.
Separate the Silverware
Be strategic about the way you place your silverware in the dishwasher. For example, if you place two spoons up against each other, the sprayers may not be able to reach the space between them. Mix up the placement of your spoons and forks to ensure that there’s enough space between them to be fully cleaned.
Clean the Washer
Yes, it’s true that your dishwasher itself does need regular cleaning. There are products on the market that you can buy to make sure that your dishwasher is clean so that in turn, it will continue to clean your dishes effectively. They usually require you running the washer without dishes, so set aside time after you’ve done your daily dish cleaning to give the washer that extra cycle.
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