The man who only needs a simple bowl, some soap, and water to become your ever-helpful pal is the target for the below steps to be the best dishwasher.
While we can all hear the fun and screams of one well-placed and firmly placed drop of dish detergent in your dishwasher again we need to first make it clear that to have the best dishwasher, you must learn all of the basics, such as the correct detergent for dish soap, the color of dish soap and the optimum time to use the hottest water and no dishwasher soap.
If you are one of those people that cannot operate the dishwasher without being irritated and put off by every failure of this machine, you will have to get used to it.
Many dishwashers are dishwasher-friendly if you have one of those (except if it’s a Samsung).
If this is the case, you can easily make it do your dirty work. Most basic machines have a simple knob, such as the knobs found in some of the dishwashers here in this article.
A knob turns the handle with which you have placed your dishes into the machine.
You can use this to flip the dishes that need the best washing, or you can use it to control your water flow (which is not the most efficient way to wash).
If your dishwasher does not have knobs, you can use a plastic screwdriver with a tap (like a Phillips) on the side of the machine to turn on the dishwasher.
This will only give you as much water as is needed to wash the dishes.
Put on your sudsy clothes and prepare for the fun (there will be lots of fun).
Before you begin washing the dishes, make sure to run some hot water into the machine to help your dishes get clean.
If you are washing some plates or anything that will not get used immediately, add a bit of hot water. This will keep your machine from overheating.
When you are going to use a dishwasher, take out some of your dishes (assuming you have cleaned them, of course) and put them in the basket at the bottom of the machine.
If the dishwasher is not super easy to use, make sure you always line the bottom of the basket with the strainer you bought to separate your rice from your chicken (yes, this is important).
Put your glasses on a tray, and lay your glasses on the bottom half of the rack. If your machine is not angled, set a small plate upside down on the top rack.
Now start the machine and put the dishes into the water. Put on a tall chair to sit on because it is hot. Let the dishes come to a boil for a few seconds.
This can be up to four minutes. The machine’s water base temperature should be between 135 to 155 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you are not using the hottest water, the hot water may run out before the dishes are done. If this happens, rinse the dishes quickly in the hottest water.
Rinse with cool water, which will help the dishes hold onto the color and aroma you are trying to achieve.
Now rinse the dishes vigorously and save those places to put your dishes. Get all of the grime off of the dishes and hands.
You can put the dishes through the machine a second time to ensure the residue is gone.
If this does not help, rinse the dishes again, and more gently, but still vigorously.
A final rinse with clean water can help the dishes hold on to their new shine.
Dry your dishes. Wet clothes can take a long time to dry.
If you are planning to hand-dry, hang them out in the sun or use a drying rack.
Dry your dishes and hands with the warmest air you can. Dryers and heaters may be on the fritz.
Don’t put the dishes through your dryer to dry them. The pressure will do more damage than good.
If you have a “one-flush” dishwasher, let the dishes air dry in the rack, the sun, or anywhere away from your home.
This may be the most delicate and time-consuming step of your dishwashing experience, so be gentle with your dishes.
Toss the excess water off of the dishes and then place them back in the machine to be washed again.
Depending on how many dishes you put in the machine, it may need another run-through, but this will require another cycle of water, then a run through a second time of water.
Step 9: Enjoy your clean dishes!
Your dishes are now clean and can be used by the family at large.
Congratulate yourself for the good work!