Dishwashers have become an integral part of our lives. With the holiday season around the corner, the machine will be working hard. You may be dissatisfied with the performance of your dishwasher performance even if it is relatively new. With phosphates being removed from dishwasher detergents in 2010 and restrictions on energy and water consumption by regulatory authorities have left many consumers dissatisfied with the performance of their machines. Here are some tips from fisher-paykel to ensure your dishwasher performance is not affected.
Remove the gunk
Your dishwasher’s cleaning efficiency is compromised if there is food waste left on your plate. It may be obvious, but clean the plates of any leftover food before placing them in the dishwasher. But you shouldn’t have to pre-rinse the dishes.
Use hot water.
Make sure your dishwasher is receiving the hottest water possible because hot water cleans the best. Using a meat or candy thermometer, check the hot water temperature at the kitchen faucet; it should be 120 degrees. Adjust the setting on your water heater if necessary. Before you start the dishwasher check the temperature of the water in the sink to ensure it is truly hot water.
Check water quality
If you have hard water in your residence it may leave a residue on your utensils and crockery. You can use an easily available kit to confirm that you have hard water. Install a water softener if you discover that your water is hard to avoid stains and mineral buildup.
Read the manufacturer’s manual carefully and follow their recommendations while loading your dishwasher. The dishwasher’s spray arm might become blocked if the machine is crowded or overloaded, preventing water from reaching all surfaces.
Use good quality rinse aid agent and detergent
For the best clean, use a high-quality dishwashing detergent with rinse aid. To ensure you use the proper amount of detergent, always pour it into the dishwasher’s built-in measuring cup. Never use dishwasher detergent made for hand cleaning.
Use the appropriate wash cycle
Consult the owner’s manual to elect the right cycle for the dishes you are cleaning. The majority of dishwashers offer three different cleaning cycles: a regular cycle for everyday use, a heavy-duty cycle for deep cleaning pots and pans, and a light cycle for china or delicate items.
Clean your dishwashers occasionally to get rid of food residue, leftover detergent, and mineral buildup in the internal workings. Run your dishwasher through a routine cycle while replacing the detergent with two cups of white vinegar. To go the extra mile, clean the interior walls and racks with vinegar and baking soda solution. After cleaning all the surfaces, make sure to thoroughly rinse the area.
We are sure these tips will improve the efficiency of your dishwasher. We hope you will notice your dishes will look cleaner. Happy cleaning!