Our Dishwasher Cleaning Tips & Hints
Having been at the forefront of automatic dishwashing for the past 60 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about getting the best results from your machine. Below you’ll find a collection of tips and hints from our experts to help answer questions you may have in and around the kitchen.
The truth behind dishwashing by hand:
- Water used - 140 L
- Energy used - 3.5 kWh
- Time spent - 71 min
The truth behind using a dishwasher (at 3 levels):
- Water used – Quick: 13 L /Normal: 18 L /Intensive: 27 L
- Energy used – Quick: 0.9 kWh / Normal: 1.6 kWh / Intensive: 2.0 kWh /
- Time spent: Quick: 39 min / Normal 131 min / Intensive 112 min
- Before you put anything in the dishwasher, scrape off the large food particles and do not pre-rinse. Your dishwasher detergent’s job is to cling to food and help wash it away.
- With silverware, make sure to avoid nesting so that water can rinse all surfaces. Since safety comes first, knives should face downwards. With spoons and forks, mix it up!
- Load your large soiled dishes on the bottom rack of the dishwasher so they get good water flow. Be sure to load stemware and cups on an angle so water can run off the bottoms and dry properly. Always face stains towards the sprayer arms, and as long as pots and pans are dishwasher safe, they can be cleaned.
- If your dishwasher has an exposed heating element, plastics go in the top rack, but if it has a concealed heating element, plastics can go anywhere in the dishwasher. But be sure your plastic is dishwasher safe!
How to Use / Directions of use: Remove food scraps and fill detergent dispenser to the line Use more for very dirty dishes. Use less for light loads. Pour 20 g of Power Detergent in the Detergent chamber of your Dishwasher before every wash. It helps remove the starch & grease stains from your utensils. Always use Finish Power Detergent with Finish Rinse aid and Finish Dishwasher Salt.