Common dishwasher myths you need to stop believing

Common dishwasher myths you need to stop believing

Last time, we talked about the practical reasons for owning a dishwasher with a focus on its environmental impact. Many households are enjoying the advantage of having a unit in their homes. Having a dishwasher is becoming more common, especially because the prices of dishwashers have become relatively reasonable.

However, there are still people who aren’t using it as efficiently as they should. Let us share some tips with you`. Whether you are a proud owner of a dishwasher for years, or you’re still on the fence about finally purchasing one, this will be helpful for you.
Here are some dishwasher myths that need to be debunked and put to rest once and for all.


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This might be the most common mistake people make. Maybe you’ve been told that you need to clean some of the leftover food before you start loading. We are here to clarify that you don’t need to do that. Rinsing wastes more water and does the work that your dishwasher should be doing. You could’ve used the water on something else. If there are particularly chunky pieces of food, you don’t need to wash them, just scrape them off.


Someone has probably told you that you shouldn’t put your knives in your dishwasher.
Do not make a habit of putting your knives in the dishwasher with the rest of your dishes, at least, not regularly. Knives can damage their edges when they get jostled into other items. The moisture and high heat may also cause damage to the handle and blade. You’ll make the edge blunt, and the meal prep will probably get frustrating because your knife can’t cut through your onions properly.


Common dishwasher myths you need to stop believing
There is a proper way of loading your dishwasher. Oftentimes, the user’s manual offers you a guide on where exactly to place your cutlery, glasses, plates, and other miscellaneous items. Putting them in their intended spots will make your dishwasher better at its job. The starting guide is there for a reason! Use it to your full advantage so you can get the most out of your unit. Plus, you can argue with anyone who tries to tell you the “right way” how to load your washer. You should also know that delicate china, ceramics, and silver plates are things you shouldn’t load in your washer. Anything easily malleable, fragile, or prone to extreme wear has no business going in there. That’s because the materials can’t risk long-term wear. Constant exposure to the dishwasher’s jets can damage it beyond repair.


Common dishwasher myths you need to stop believing
“Maintenance? What maintenance?” you might say. Please take time every once in a while to check on your dishwasher. There are horror stories about people who have never cleaned their dishwasher. It may look like you don’t need to since it’s a device that fills up with soap and water, but like everything else, it requires occasional care. Clean the racks, look at the bottom to see if any gunk has started piling up, clean the trap, check the drainage, and give it a general look to see if everything is in place. Doing all of this keeps bacteria build-up and developing disgusting odors. It also prolongs the life of your unit which will save you some money.


Proper use and practices are keys in keeping your kitchen area running smoothly. Take the time to learn the different settings and specs of your dishwasher. Read the manual for clearer instructions. Informing yourself can easily dispel myths and misconceptions you may have. There is power to having knowledge and foresight on these things. Make sure to make the best of it.

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