A dishwasher is the most comfortable device to keep your vessels clean and tidy. It also helps to keep your kitchen clean. At the same time, it is also necessary to keep your dishwasher in good condition by cleaning it regularly and check its function, in order to ensure its durability and performance. It is no good complaining about the dishwasher company for the flaws of your dishwasher if the device is not maintained properly by the owner. Here are few tips that suggest you to keep your dishwasher clean.
There are four things that should be taken care of while dishwashing. They are the temperature of water used to clean the dishes, use of detergents, use of additives for rinsing and the most important factor is the way dishes are loaded into your device.
Temperature of water:
The advisable temperature to start the cleaning process in a dishwasher is 120 Fahrenheit and this can be increased to 140 Fahrenheit to spoil the food and 155 Fahrenheit to sanitize and remove all bacteria. This minimum temperature requirement should be maintained in household dishwashers to have effective cleaning of the dishes. While in restaurants, the minimum temperature used may be increased to 180 Fahrenheit in order to meet the health requirements.
Many household ladies do not understand the concept for maintaining the minimum temperature and so they start the cleaning process without heating the water to the required Fahrenheit. In one way it reduces the consumption of electricity used but it also may prove harmful by not cleaning the dishes properly. This may lead to the unnecessary surveillance of bacteria in the left over food stuffs and may remain in the dishwasher too. If not cleaned properly, these bacteria may spread to other dishes too.
One of the recent ideas is the usage of mixing valves fitted with hot water tanks. Everything is already set in this attachment and this will ensure to maintain minimum 115 Fahrenheit in the dishwasher by supplying a mixture of hot and cold water. Another disadvantage in failing to maintain the temperature is that the dishwasher may consume time more than required for performing its function. The washer may double its timing to clean vessels by using much of the time to heat the water or sometimes it may stall completely.
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It is necessary to use branded detergents to wash your dishes. Avoid using multi purpose detergent powders and inexpensive ones. It is best to use either gels or crystals. If your dishwasher works at lower temperature than specified, then gel will be the better choice for you, since it gets dissolved quickly and if you are comfortable with the use of a particular detergent, stick on to that brand. If you are using crystals, make sure that they do not harden after use as it might add on to the work of cleaning your dishwasher. Many people mistake dishwashing detergent and dishwasher detergent. While the former is used for washing your dishes, the latter is used to clean your dishwasher.
The use of rinse additive is most often forgotten by the users once the sample along with the dishwasher gets over. The use of this additive is to drain water completely from dishes to enhance quicker drying. If this is not used, then there would remain small droplets of water and it will give you water stained appearance. Addition of few drops of this additive will be sufficient enough for one full cycle to complete successfully.
Loading of dishes:
This is a very important criterion to be noted in dishwashing. If the dishes are not arranged properly, this may lead to improper washing and lots of food particles may get clogged which finally affects the cleanliness of the dishwasher. Arranging the cups, glasses and plates in proper racks is necessary. By placing the utensils in an orderly fashion will aid in better cleaning.