Loading Your Dishwasher to Get the Best Results

Everyone has their own way of loading the dishwasher. But is your way getting the best results? Loading a dishwasher seems like a simple task, but how you load it can significantly impact the cleanliness of your dishes. Here are some tips on how to load your dishwasher for optimal cleaning.


Pre-Rinse Your Dishes

Before loading your dishes, give them a quick rinse to remove any leftover food debris. This will prevent food particles from clogging the dishwasher’s components and reducing its effectiveness. You don’t have to scrub or even use dish soap. Just quickly rinse and load!

Load Plates Properly

The dirty side of the plates should be loaded facing the center of the dishwasher. Ensure the plates are spaced apart so that water can circulate around them. If you overload your dishes or overlap them too closely, they won’t get clean.

Strategically Load Your Bowls

Bowls should be loaded at an angle with the dirty side facing toward the center. Make sure the bowls are spaced apart to allow for proper water circulation. Two bowls with their openings facing each other will act as a shield from water, and they won’t get clean.

Be Careful With those Glasses and Cups

Glasses and cups should be loaded upside down on the top rack of the dishwasher. Make sure they are spaced apart to allow for proper water circulation. If you have a combination of glass and plastic cups, try alternating, so the rack isn’t too heavy on one side.

Avoid Overloading

Overloading the dishwasher can prevent water from reaching all of the dishes, resulting in a less-than-optimal clean. Be sure the water has room to distribute so everything can get clean.


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