Have finally decided to start using the dishwasher to save myself some time, but having never used one before, don't know anything about them. Thought someone might have some tips on how to get the most out of it, best ways to stack, etc? All I know is you don't put knives in them, and plastics go on the top shelf. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated
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27-01-2013 12:36 #1
27-01-2013 12:50 #2
I ignore most "not dishwasher safe" labels and just use common sense. Most stuff IMO except really delicate glassware can go in the dishwasher (and anything irreplaceable). I've never had any pots/pants/cutlery/utensils or plates ANYTHING come to harm in the dishwasher. I think they are much like "do not tumble dry" labels, mostly about companies avoiding blame rather than actual advice.
27-01-2013 12:53 #3
I just chuck everything in wherever it will fit. We are not supposed to put wooden in ours.. Pfft I still do stack it right up, fill it with rise aid and quantum finish tablets. Everything always comes our sparking
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27-01-2013 13:22 #4
Everything goes in my dishwasher knives, glass, wooden utensils - everything. My only tip is to spin the propeller on the underneath of the top shelf before turning it on to check it won't hit anything.
27-01-2013 13:47 #5
I've had mine for a few weeks now and I love it! It takes a bit of practice to get it stacked but I found it's just a matter of trial and error, don't let it deter you I cram everything in! The only thing I have to wash by hand is my thermomix seal and chopping boards (as they are too big)
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27-01-2013 14:14 #6
No knives? Ive never heard of that. I put everything in!
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27-01-2013 14:20 #7
I always put knives in mine when I had one. Man I miss my dishwasher.
My one tip would be, let it finish washing and keep the door/drawer shut for maybe 5-10mins to let the steam dry the dishes then (if you are around and remember) open the door/drawer slightly to let the excess heat out and leave it like that for a while until you can be bothered packing the dishes away. Stops it from getting that dishwasher smell that some of them get.
27-01-2013 15:05 #8
27-01-2013 15:53 #9
If you use the tablets, but they don't fully disintegrate, put the tablet in the cutlery holder and it will disintegration fully and therefore clean better.
I also use the dishwasher cleaning stuff every few months. You buy from woolies/coles and put in the empty machine. It's meant to clean out the drain and pipes, etc.
Also rinse everying first keep the drain from clogging.
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27-01-2013 18:38 #10
Re: Dishwasher tips?
Give it a go on a normal setting. I love ours. Everything goes in. Pots, pans, knives, forks, crusty ceramic pots. I also sort my cutlery into groups.. Knives, forks, spoons etc. all handle down except sharp knives.they go blade down. A friend of a friend who is a dishwasher dealer once told us that tablets can do more harm than powder long term to the seals because they have harsher cleaning agents.
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