A dishwasher is not an essential household appliance, however, most homeowners who have one couldn’t think of going back to life without one. When it comes to keeping on top of your kitchen and household chores a dishwasher can make everything so much easier.
Instead of having to spend time standing in front of the kitchen sink scrubbing at your dishes, you can simply load up the dishwasher and let the appliance do the hard work. However, dishwashers certainly are not cheap, so if you have invested in one, you’ll want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible.
We’ve put together some top tips on making your dishwasher run more efficiently and last longer.
Tip #1. Wait for a full load
It may be tempting to put everything in the dishwasher as soon as it needs cleaning but too many small loads are bad for the environment and your appliance.
Using your dishwasher too many times in a day will also put excess strain on it and cause its life expectancy to decrease. You wouldn’t use your washing machine for just one or two items of clothing, so try to stick to a similar rule for your dishwasher.
Waiting until there’s a full load will improve efficiency and performance. In addition, you’ll use less water and energy to clean your dishes and save money on your utility bills.
Tip #2. Get a regular service
Even if there doesn’t seem to be anything obviously wrong with your dishwasher, opting for a regular service can help you spot any problems as early as possible and give you the best foundation for keeping your appliance in the best condition.
Having your dishwasher regularly checked by a professional will help you to discover any small faults that can be rectified before they worsen, instead of waiting until you think that there is something wrong since this could end up costing you more overall.
If you are unsure of a potential fault the best thing to do would be to look for trouble shooting options, Hotpoint dishwasher troubleshooting, have extensive checklists to help you resolve any issues before you do eventually take the step to ring an engineer.
Tip #3. Check your dishes
It can be very tempting to simply pile everything that’s dirty into the dishwasher, but slowing down could be important to the life of your appliance. This is because not everything is suitable for a dishwasher and washing items that aren’t dishwasher safe could cause more damage than most people realize.
So, take the time to check any items that you’re unsure of to save yourself potential trouble later. Placing items in your dishwasher that aren’t dishwasher safe not only run the risk of ruining the item but also materials can melt or become damaged in other ways that can affect your dishwasher and cause serious damage.
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Tip #4. Pre-wash
Many people think that investing in a dishwasher means that they’ll never have to wash a plate or dish by hand again, however, this isn’t always the case.
In fact, if you have dishes that have stubborn build-up, it’s always better to quickly rinse or soak them beforehand to avoid anything getting into your machine and causing damage. You should always ensure that any excess food, bones, shells, and other hard items have been scraped off plates before putting them through the dishwasher since these can get stuck in the filter and wreak havoc with your appliance.
Using a dishwasher is thankfully a very simple process, but it’s important to know what to do to ensure that your appliance lasts as long as possible.
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