Friday, October 28, 2011

make your dishwasher run perfectly

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 10:18 AM
Dishwashers are meant to make your life easier, but one of the things I find most frustrating is when you do a load of dishes and they come out dirtier than when you put them in. There are some pretty simple things though that can help you ensure that you get good cleans every time, or of course you can just go out and buy a new Bosch dishwasher.

One of the best, and simplest, things to do is just scrape and rinse your dishes carefully. Some people think you can just jam things into the dishwasher, but you need to rinse them and scrape off all the food – otherwise you’ll clog up your filter and cake your plates with grime that is hard to get off.

Another key thing is to ensure that your dishwasher is running at the highest possible temperature. The best way to do this is by running the hot water tap before you hit go on the machine. Also be sure to utilise the right cycle, and there’s no shame using the heavy load option.

If these options aren’t working you will need to do some work cleansing the dishwasher. First start out by emptying the filters which can become clogged with excess food. If that doesn’t work just toss a cup of vinegar into your empty dishwasher and run a normal cycle. This will break down old food particles that might be finding their way onto your dishes.

Failing all these options you need to start checking physical things like the water heater’s temperature and the seals of the washer. Anything beyond that and you may need to get a professional in to help you.

I don’t love doing the dishes, no one does, and my dishwasher is one of my favorite household appliances. When it doesn’t work it is an awful pain, so I use these cleaning methods to ensure that I can fix the problem quickly.

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