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Simple Steps to Wash Dishes in Your Dishwasher Efficiently

A dishwasher is a boon for working women balancing home and work. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you wash your dishes in a dishwasher with ease.

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Before we get to how to wash your utensils in a dishwasher, you should know some dos and don’ts. Like any other electric appliance, it is important to read the manufacturer’s instructions before operating it. Do not put leftover food items in your dishwasher. Pre-rinse the cutlery to remove stains before putting it for a wash. Do not put wooden utensils. Ensure that you put only dishwasher-safe utensils in your dishwasher. Also, do not overload the machine. Adhere to these safety precautions to ensure the smooth functioning of your dishwasher.

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Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Dishwashing detergent

To wash your dishes efficiently, follow the steps given below:

  1. Step 1: Pre-Rinse Utensils

    You must ensure there is no leftover food in the pans when loading the machine. Empty the dishes properly and rinse them in the kitchen sink. Now, put the dishes in for washing. The bottom of the dishwasher is at a slightly higher temperature when it is working, so, avoid putting your utensils there. Place your wine glasses and bowls inclined to ensure the soap gets inside and they are cleaned thoroughly. Put the knives, forks and spoons in the designated tray of your dishwasher. For plastic cutlery, always check if it is dishwasher-safe. 

  2. Step 2: Inspect the Dishwasher

    Check if all the parts of your dishwasher are functioning properly. Right from the spinning arms to rotation devices and sprayers. It will help you in ensuring a smooth wash cycle.

  3. Step 3: Add Detergent

    Now, fill the dispenser of your dishwasher with detergent as per the directions given in the appliance’s user manual. Use the appropriate amount depending on the washing load.

  4. Step 4: Turn it On

    Turn on the hot water pipe and start the wash cycle.

Has your lifestyle during the Covid-19 lockdown affected the type of stains you get on your clothes?

Washing utensils has never been easier. Follow these step-by-step instructions for clean and sparkling utensils.

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