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How to Use Dishwasher Powder

How to Use Dishwasher Powder - Tips for Best Results

Mastering dishwashing involves more than just putting dishes into the dishwasher and pressing the start button. For example, using a dishwasher powder that removes food particles, grease, grime, and stains on dishes during the wash cycle with minimal user intervention.

However, to achieve sparkling and streak-free results, it is important to understand how to use dishwasher powder effectively to tap into their cleaning potential completely. 

In this blog, we'll examine the fundamentals and intricacies of dishwashing tips, providing insights, benefits, and expert tips so your dishes can sparkle like never before. 


[H2] How do you use dishwasher powder?

Use dishwasher powder to give you the deep cleaning power you need to achieve ultimate cleaning in every wash. Here’s how to use it: 

  1. Load the dishes with soiled surfaces facing the water spray.
  2. Fill the detergent dispensing compartment with Finish Classic Dishwasher Powder and close it. 
  3. You might have to add more powder in hard water areas or for more heavily soiled dishes. 
  4. Turn your dishwasher on at the optimal water temperature of 60°C/140° F.


[H2] Important tips for dishwasher powder

Follow the pro tips below to extract the most benefit from Finish Dishwasher Powder


  1. To maintain its shelf life and effectiveness, store the dishwasher powder in a cool, dry place away from heat, moisture, and radiation. 
  2. Always reseal the dishwasher powder package by keeping the pack tightly closed after every use to maintain its quality over time. 


[H2] Benefits of using dishwasher powder

Let’s look at some of the most popular benefits of using a reliable and high-quality dishwasher powder, such as Finish Classic Powder

  1. The powerful cleaning action effectively removes over time food debris, soap scum, tough stains, grease, and food residues from dishes, leaving them sparkling clean.
  2. Its advanced formula ensures spotless results, even on stubborn stains and dried-on food.
  3. It is suitable for all dishwashers and dishware, making it a versatile choice for cleaning agents such as enzymes, non-ionic surfactants, and oxygen-based bleaching agents. 

[H2] Common mistakes to avoid when using dishwashing powder

Avoid the following common mistakes when using dishwasher powder.


  • Avoid overloading the dishwasher compartment to ensure adequate water and detergent circulation for deep cleaning.
  • Use the correct amount of dishwasher powder to prevent residue buildup on dishes. For small to medium loads, use 15-30g of powder; for heavily soiled, use 30-40g of powder.
  • Ensure the water temperature in the dishwasher is hot enough to dissolve the dishwasher powder completely, specifically around 51-60°C during the main cycle and 80°C during the rinse phase for safe, hygienic dishes.


To ensure proper dissolution of powder detergent, ensure the water temperature of the wash cycle is between 50 to 60℃. Find out everything about your dishwasher water temperature with Finish’s dishwashing temperature guidelines

The amount of dishwasher powder needed per load can vary depending on the product and dishwasher model. However, dishwasher models require between 2 teaspoons and 3 tablespoons of detergent.

Pre-rinsing the dishes before inserting them into the dishwasher will make the appliance believe that the dishes are clean and will end the cycle before the unseen stains, grease, and debris have been dealt with.