Get the Dish: 8 Quick Tips on How to Load Your Dishwasher

If you’ve ever lived without a dishwasher, you know the praise and adoration you should have for this mighty home appliance. Not only does it save considerable time, it can even be used to sterilize makeup brushes and toothbrushes, clean baseball caps and wash the skin on dirty potatoes.

 

And if you’re not looking to scrub that Yankees cap clean or degunk your blush brush, here are some other tips for maximizing your dishwasher’s potential:

 

1.) Dishes and plates should face toward the center sprayer.

 

2.) Glasses should go between the dishwasher prongs and not over them.

 

3.) Always scrape plates thoroughly rather than soak or rinse.

 

4.) Load forks, spoons and knives with some handles facing up and others down so they don’t block one another.

 

5.) Place larger dishes and oversized pans towards the back of the washer so they don’t crowd the detergent chamber.

 

6.) Place fragile glassware on the top rack to keep them free from the intensity of the bottom sprayer.

 

7.) Try threading larger and longer utensils like baking spoons and spatulas through coffee mugs handles to keep them secure during the wash cycle.

 

8.) Stack bowls on a downward incline so they can be properly cleaned and keep items like Tupperware or plastics on the top rack (this will prevent warping).

 

Interested in creating your own dishwasher soap? Follow this quick and easy DIY Recipe

 

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