Stacking a Dishwasher - A Users Guide

By: Trent A
Stacking a dishwasher is important to maximise the wash result and to prevent damage of your crockery.

Every dishwasher has a rinse cycle/pre wash before the first wash cycle. Therefore it is unnecessary to rinse excessively before placing crockery and cutlery in the dishwasher. To conserve water it is suggested that scraping is all that is needed.

Stacking is an important part of dishwasher use. To get the best wash result from your dishwasher it is important when stacking plates the water will be flushed or passed over the surface of the plates and other items in the dishwasher to remove food particles.

Many dishwashers have stainless steel spray arms and it is a good idea to check that the spray arm moves freely without hitting any tall plates.

It is suggested that glass items be stacked in the top basket rack where the water movement is gentler.

Glasses should not be located over the basket tynes as this may cause scratching to the glass ware due to the wash action.

Where a dishwasher has an exposed heating element on the floor inside the cavity of the dishwasherArticle Search, plastic items should not be placed in the bottom basket as the heat from the element may cause them to melt.

For further information on stacking a dishwasher or if there is any confusion in any of the information above you should always consult the manual of your own dishwasher as the most efficient methods of stacking can vary between models due to different internal racking layouts and wash programs. I hope the tips from this article save you time as well as bring you greater results from your dishwasher.

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