If you are lucky enough to have a dishwasher in your home, then you want to make sure you are taking care of it. Here is some great information that every dishwasher owner should know.
It is More Energy Efficient to Use Your Dishwasher Than to Wash Dishes by Hand
This may be surprising, but you are saving water by using your dishwasher. Contrary to popular belief, your dishwasher is not constantly adding new water while it is running. Each cycle uses a single fresh batch of water. When you wash dishes by hand in the sink, you are using more water than you would by just running the dishwasher. If you have an energy-efficient model, this is even more true.
White Vinegar Can Freshen Up Your Machine
If your dishwasher is getting a bit stinky, or just isn’t looking or smelling fresh anymore, run an empty load at high temperature with one cup of white vinegar. This will help clean out the crud and help it to smell fresh again. We bet you will be pleasantly surprised with the results!
Do Not Overcrowd Your Utensil Tray
The utensil tray on your dishwasher has compartments for a reason. If you are overloading the utensils, it is going to be hard for your machine to get them all clean. It is also better to separate your cutlery by type. So, forks with the forks, spoons with the spoons, and so on. This not only makes it easier to unload, but it also ensures there are no overlaps blocking food particles from getting rinsed off.
And remember, if you ever have an issue with your dishwasher, or any appliance in your home, Express Appliance Repair is here when you need us. Give us a call today!