Dishwasher How to Prepare the Dishes for Washing

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How to Prepare the Dishes for Washing

NOTE: for automatic dishwasher only used Automatic Dishwashing Detergent.

If this is your first dishwasher, or if you`re replacing a much older model, you may wonder how much preparation your dishes need. Actually very little. Per-rinsing of normal food soil is not necessary. With common sense and a little practice you`ll soon know what foods to remove. Here are some guidelines:

1.Scrape off bones, seeds, skins, toothpicks and other hard solids. It is also best to remove hard shelled vegetables, meat trimmings, leafy vegetables and crusts.
2. Remove large quantities of any food. Your dishwasher has a built-in soft food disposer that pulverizes soft food bits and flushes them away. It can handle small amounts of soft foods, but large amounts of food as soft as mashed potatoes or applesauce will be difficult to handle.
3. Try to remove food scraps and place dishes in dishwasher before soil has a chance to dry and become hard. Dishes with dried-on soil are more difficult to wash and may require washing on the HEAVY SOIL cycle.

Note: The foods mentioned here are examples only. Other foods not mentioned may also need to be removed from your dishes. You may also want to consider removing foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice and other foods that can cause discoloration, if allowed to remain on dishes for a long period of time.
When using the HEAVY SOIL cycle, less preparation is required before loading. This cycle can wash heavily-soiled dishes and remove dried-on and baked-on soils from pots, pans and casseroles. Items with burned-on soils may not come clean. And the dishwasher cannot remove burn marks or restore fading caused by overheating during cooking.
If you have garburator, be sure the garburator is empty before using the dishwasher so it can drain properly.

For efficient water temperature should be approximately 150°F degrees Fahrenheit - (65°C degrees Celsius). Because some heat is absorbed by the dishes and the tub, the actual washing solution temperature will be somewhat lower than the temperature below 140°F degrees Fahrenheit - (60°C degrees Celsius), will not produce satisfactory dishwashing results.

Cutlery Basket
Load cutlery with handles up, to protect your hands from sharp knives, etc. Mix knives, forks and spoons so they don`t nest together. Distribute evenly. Take out and reposition anything that may fall or extend through the bottom of the basket.
If your dishwasher has the small items lid on the cutlery basket the lid will secure lightweight items from being forced out of the compartment by the vigorous wash action. When it is not needed, this lid can remain upright.
Long-handled items such as cooking forks, spoons and other flat utensils should be placed flat in the upper rack with soiled surface facing downward.
Upper Rack
The upper rack of your dishwasher is designed to provide the greatest flexibility for your needs. There are many possible loading patters – do experiment with different positions to find the ones best suited to you cups, glasses and small dishes or saucers. Glasses and cups should be washed only in the upper rack where they should rest against the fingers and not over them. Make sure crystal is placed in the outer rows and that they do not touch each other at any point to avoid damage from vibration. Lightly soiled bowls and casseroles could also be washed on upper rack. Ensure that items on the upper rack do not interfere with the top shower arms.
Lower Rack
Dishes may be placed in any convenient location but should face the centre. You may find that it is easier to start with larger items like dinner plates on the outside and work towards smaller that can be easily located in remaining spaces. Make sure there is a space between the items. Load platters, pots, pans and bowls along the sides or in the corners. Heavily soiled pots, pans and casseroles must be loaded in the bottom rack, facing down. It may be helpful to use extra detergent in this case.
Do not block detergent cups with large trays or plates and when loading spatulas or cooking spoons in silver basket, make sure that the handle would not interfere with detergent cup operation after the door is closed.
Forget a dishes? Here is when you can add it:)
You can add dishes at any time before the main detergent wash portion of the cycle. However, opening the door during any cycle lessens cleaning because the temperature inside the dishwasher is lowered. 
How to add a forgotten dishes:
1. Open the door latch. Washing will stop.
2. Wait a few seconds until the water calms. Then open the door.
3. Add dishes you have forgotten.
4. Close the door latch.
When the door is locked, washing will continue.

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