- Preparing the dishwasher
- Do I need to pre-cook the dishes for loading?
- Loading and placing mugs, glasses, glasses
- Where to place various plates and bowls
- Proper loading of cutlery
- The principle of loading pans, pots and other kitchen utensils
- General tips
Dishwasher easily solves the problem of dirty dishes. It seems there is nothing easier to load cutlery, plates, mugs, pots, add detergent, select the appropriate mode and start the washing process. But the newly minted owners of such an assistant are not always able to quickly and correctly cope with such a task. Often the dishes, after the completion of the washing cycle is not left until the end of the washed. What is it, poor-quality work of the dishwasher or mistakes made by the consumer?
In order for the dishwasher to effectively cope with its task, it is necessary to competently approach the issue of operation. You need to know how to load the dishes in the dishwasher.
Preliminary preparation of the dishwasher
Before you load the dishes in the dishwasher, you must remove the filter, remove all rubbish from it and rinse it under running water. Ideally, this should be done before / after each washing session, regardless of what kind of dishwasher you have, whether it is Bosch, Siemens, AEG, Electrolux or another company, this procedure is mandatory for all.
Ensure cleanliness and free rotation of the nozzles and sprinklers. These parts of the dishwasher are also not rarely clogged with food debris.
Check for the presence of salt in the compartment reserved for it at the bottom of the dishwasher. It should be at each wash cycle, even if combined tablets are used as a detergent. After preparing the dishwasher, you can start loading dishes.
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Do I need to pre-cook the dishes for loading?
In order for the result to meet the expectations, before you load the dishes into the dishwasher, you must clean it of any food residue. This will not only protect the filtration system from pollution, but also contribute to quality washing. Even models from the leading manufacturer of Bosch, can not cope with the task, if the consumer does not comply with the standard rules for preparing dishes for washing.
You can clean the plates and pans with a sponge, spoon or silicone spatula. The main thing is that in the process of washing there are no small seeds left from the fruit, corn kernels or fruits of legumes and dried food. Small particles can clog not only filters, but also other parts of the device, which is fraught with repair. And dried food often remains on plates and pans, even after the completion of the wash cycle.
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Loading and placing mugs, glasses, glasses
Most dishwashers use the upper tray for them. Such dishes must be loaded only upside down. This position will allow you to wash the inside, and the water will flow freely down. While the horizontal position does not allow rinsing cups and cups from the inside.
Glasses, wine glasses and other glassware must be put upside down. In some models on the upper tray there is a special folding plastic compartment with cells, designed specifically for fragile parts of glass utensils. If necessary, you can place a small coffee or tea cups.
Where to place the various plates and bowls
The middle compartment is designed for this kitchenware. But if there is space in the upper compartment, saucers and small plates can be loaded into it. Also should be put up and plastic dishes. Since the heating element of the dishwasher is at the bottom, and in the process of washing the containers and glasses of this material may deform or melt.
All other plates are generally placed in the largest compartment. Straightened in this way - they are directed towards the center and lean forward as water is sprayed from the center. Cookware of large diameter is located at the edges, smaller - in the middle, so that access to the upper tray is open to water. Properly load items at a sufficient distance from each other, so the work of the machine will be more efficient, and the dishes cleaner.
Proper loading of cutlery
They have a removable tray. Knives loaded blades down. Spoons and forks are placed in the cells of a special basket handle down. Correctly alternate between them. Large cutlery that can block the work of sprinklers, it is better to place in the upper section of the machine in a horizontal position. Do not wash the dish with wooden elements in the dishwasher.
In modern models of Bosch and Siemens cars, there is a special upper compartment for flatware for their horizontal positioning.
The principle of loading pans, pots and other kitchen utensils
All large dishes are loaded into the main compartment. Properly wash it separately from fragile glass and plastic products. Since for utensils used for cooking: pots, pans, nasty, stewpans, it is better to use an intensive washing mode, which provides for a high temperature.
Flat containers - baking trays, pans are sideways, and pots and ladles, bottom to top. Removable handles - must be removed. If such elements are not detached, the dishes are positioned so that the protruding parts do not touch the walls of the dishwasher and do not interfere with the operation of the sprinklers.
Ladle, spatula and other similar kitchen utensils can also be loaded into the dishwasher, either in the basket or in the upper tray.
- Fragile glassware should not be in contact with each other, so that during the washing process it will not be damaged;
- Do not load the dishwasher to the maximum. Adequate distance between the dishes will allow washing containers and cutlery more thoroughly;
- In the dishwasher you can not wash woodwork, or containing elements of this material;
- If the dishes are not very large, it is better to place it in the center, since it is not always thoroughly washed in the corners. This does not apply to modern models of dishwashers Bosch and Siemens, they have two rocker arms, which more effectively cope with washing dishes.
As an output, it is worth noting that in order for the dishwasher to properly clean the dishes, the consumer should know how to arrange the dishes in the dishwasher.