Washing Your Dishes – How To Get Them Cleaner!
Do you have a dishwasher not cleaning the dishes properly? Read ahead: It may not be the dishwasher misbehaving after all!
A common thing to do with a dishwasher these days is to take the dishes from the dinner table and put them straight into the dishwasher…If this is you, then STOP! Be sure to scrape any food scraps off and give them a quick rinse BEFORE putting them into the dishwasher as this will allow it to clean more effectively because the filters won’t block, meaning you won’t have to put them through a second or a third time!
The same thing applies if you have baked on food on a fry-pan or saucepan, in this case run over it with a sponge or scourer to try and remove the majority of it. If you don’t, then I guarantee you that you’ll end up washing it by hand before you next use it!
Having said this, it’s also a good idea to check and clean the filter down the bottom of your dishwasher every once in a while to keep it cleaning well!
When starting the dishwasher, don’t overfill it with detergent, or use any other detergent aside from dishwasher POWDER! Doing either of these may cause the dishwasher to ‘oversuds’ which essentially means that the suds build up to a degree where the dishwasher has trouble washing, drying or draining itself and can often give off the appearance of a leak, which can lead you to paying for a service call that you simply don’t need! A little over a teaspoon size of power will do sufficiently for the most common dishwashers!
However, if you do run into a problem of this sort, then empty your dishwasher, turn it on to a point where it’s filled up with water then pour a cup of vinegar into the water in the base of it and let it run through until it’s finished, this should fix it!
One final note on using a dishwasher to clean the dishes, and it also can apply to a washing machine too. In these economic times, we often find people who try and cut costs on detergent or water bills, and we find this generally is not a good idea as where you buy cheap detergent, you more often then not get cheap results, and as such, we recommend FINISH detergent over the homebrand types, though try and avoid the powerballs.
Where it comes to water, don’t just choose the short cycle and expect it to clean a full load effectively. Choose the appropriate cycle, and when you’ve started it, don’t interrupt it!
If you still need a service call after reading this please proceed to the repair enquiry page under the ‘contact us’ heading.