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    Default Dishwasher tips?

    A wedge of lemon in the dishwasher with dishes when you have one makes it smell fresh.

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    Our big knives rusted the first time
    I used it. Also from experience don't put Teflon coated pans in it or it will eat away the coating

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Another tip I have is that I try to separate the spoons, forks etc so they're all mixed up, as I find that the spoons especially will, erm, spoon each other LOL and then they don't wash properly.
    Spoons spoon! So true!

    My inlaws only put one type of cutlery in each compartment so they're easier to put away. Anal, but kind of works x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulahoop View Post

    My inlaws only put one type of cutlery in each compartment so they're easier to put away. Anal, but kind of works x
    Yes I used to do this too! But that was when I had mismatching cutlery. Now I have a nice new all matching set, so yes, those bl00dy spoons....

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    Well I'm about ready to give up on the darn thing, it's leaving dishwasher tablet residue on everything and not drying things AT ALL. When I get stuff out (especially the plastics) it's like they've just been hosed. Pointless. It's taking me longer stuffing around with it than just doing the dishes by hand. Any chance it's just a dud? It's a westinghouse.

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    I wouldn't use the Eco setting if you still are. Apparently it's not very hygienic. Have a play with the other settings

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    With the residue, check the filters are clean and if you're not using an all in one tablet that you have the rinse aid in and dispenser set high enough.

    Plastics won't come out dry as they don't heat up during the drying process like ceramics/metal do. To help everything dry itself, open the door about 5-10cm as soon as the machine stops then leave it for an hour or 2. However you can always expect water on top of your mugs.

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    Default Dishwasher tips?

    Have you tried powder rather than tablets. On my Eco wash I couldn't use tablets only powder. Are you over stacking the dishwasher??
    Plastics won't dry and mugs will have some water on them.
    Definitely try different settings

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    I have recently got a dishwasher (and new kitchen yay!!!), and it is the BEST thing EVER . It is a top of the range one, but I still wash some small plastics (like Ikea bowls and cups) by hand, as I find they get blown around, end up upside down and full of grotty water..ick. Everything else goes in though. I use the Fairy tablets on the "everyday" setting and all comes out clean and sparkling

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    Put white vinegar in the rinse aid hole. Much cheaper and keep the dishwasher clean.
    Also we use 1/2 finish powder and top up with baking soda. Works great and less expensive than tablets.

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