How to Use a Dishwasher

  1. Open the Dishwasher and slide the bottom rack out.
  2. Rinse any cutlery under a stream of water for just a few seconds.
  3. Load the cutlery into the cutlery tray in the dishwasher, with the cutlery facing downwards, preferably with no more then three pieces in each tray compartment.
  4. Rinse any plates under a stream of water and stack inside the dishwasher in the plate rack. They should all be facing forwards and have a gap between each plate to allow water to flow through them.
  5. If you have space for pots and pans, rinse them under water and place them at the back of the bottom rack facing the back of the dishwasher.
  6. Open the top or middle rack and load any cups in there after they have been rinsed out. Keep the middle area clear so that the water spinner can reach the items.
  7. If you have an extra try at the top load utensils in this, such as large spoons, knives, and spatulas, once they have been rinsed.
  8. Push the loaded racks back into the dishwasher.
  9. Open the tablet compartment on the inside of the dishwasher door and add a dishwasher tablet. You can also add rinse agent in the same area if you need to (check the instructions for the dishwasher on how to do this).
  10. Turn on the dishwasher and choose which cleaning setting you want. Usually, the default option is fine.
  11. Let the cleaning cycle run. Never open the door until the cycle is complete.
  12. Once finished open the dishwasher door slightly and let the items air dry for half an hour.
  13. Unload the dishwasher and store the items in the correct place in the kitchen.
  14. If you need to add dishwasher salt please see your dishwashers instruction manual on how to top up the salt container.
  15. For any items that don’t fit in the dishwasher wash in the sink with warm water, washing up liquid and a sponge. Wear rubber gloves. Leave to air dry on the sink rack for at least an hour. Clean the sink after it has been used.