Ever since the dishwasher was invented in the 19th century, it has been saving people the world over valuable time and effort that they would otherwise expend in washing dishes by hand. Despite its pedigree, however, lots of people still don’t have enough faith in their appliance and often spend time loading the dishwasher, while still washing other items! They do this because they feel that there is a limit to what and how much a dishwasher can handle. And so, countless man hours are being lost as people pre-soak, pre-wash, and set aside delicate items to wash by hand!
To help you save some time, we’ve put together this list of five things that may be handy to keep in mind next time you find yourself reaching for the rubber gloves after you’ve loaded the dishwasher:
A Dishwasher Can Clean Pans Properly!
Some people labor under the false idea that because of the large size and shape of pots and pans, a dishwasher won’t be able to give them a good enough clean. Although these items may require washing with a more intense cycle, when you use the best detergent like Finish, pots and pans pose no problem at all.
A Dishwasher Can Remove Baked on Food!
There is a common misconception that dishwashers struggle to clean baked on food, and often people feel the need to pre-soak their bakeware before putting it in the dishwasher. Do remember that Finish contains powerful stain soaking enzymes that eliminate the need to pre-soak or pre-wash even tough baked on stains like lasagne and casseroles. So instead of a soak, you can just grab some Finish and get the washing started.
A Dishwasher Can Take Delicate Crystal!
You should always be careful when loading a dishwasher to protect your glasses. This often means that you leave enough space for your glasses so that they avoid knocking together during the wash. As long as you take this basic precaution, your crystal should be fine to go through a crystal washing cycle in the dishwasher. Dartington Crystal recommend Finish as the best detergent for their glasses. This is because Finish is tough enough to tackle the most stubborn stains, but it is still mild enough to make sure that your delicate glasses are properly cared for.
A Dishwasher has enough Room for Stemmed Glasses!
This one is an easy one, as not everyone realises that the top shelf of most dishwashers can be lowered to make room for taller glasses or stemware. This way, all the tall glasses can be placed on the top shelf where there is plenty of room to space them out and make sure they get a perfect clean with the rest of the wash.
A Dishwasher can Take Care of your Glasses!
Cloudy glasses used to be something that put lots of people off of using a dishwasher. Cloudiness happens when tiny molecules that make up the glass get displaced by high temperatures and other detergents (both routine factors in a dishwasher), so that light doesn’t shine through the glass as it should. While this happens to many glasses over the course of their life, using the best detergents can help keep them clear of cloudiness. Finish has developed a new patented Shine and Protect formula in their Quantum Max range, which activates during the wash cycle, and shields your glasses to ensure they remain as gleaming as they should be with every successive wash.
So there you have it: a guide to the most important things to remember when making sure that your dishwasher is working properly for you, and not the other way around! All you need to do now is put a load on, and then you’re free to take a load off – and to get on with the things that are really important in your life!