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Cleaning and maintaining your home may involve a periodic cleaning of the fridge, but you should pay attention to the other appliances in your home, as well. Unfortunately, you may not be placing enough time and energy into your dishwasher. Considering it is one of the hardest working appliances in your home, ensuring it works effectively and without wasting energy and water is smart for the environment and your finances. Using this guide on proper use, your dishwasher can clean dishes, pots, pans, and other items in an effective, eco-friendly manner.
If you are living in a newer home, your dishwasher is most likely a newer, energy efficient model. Unfortunately, if you are living in an older home, your dishwasher could be wasting a large amount of water and energy.
If your dishwasher was built before 1994, it may be wasting 10 or more gallons of water during each cycle. Replacing your older dishwasher with a modern, Energy Star certified unit is smart. Not only will you reduce the amount of water and energy used with each cycle, but many of these modern dishwashers offer the following unique features:
Replacing your old dishwasher may seem like a large expense, but the water and energy savings you will see with an efficient model will offer you a large return on your investment.
Many manufacturers will claim their dishwashers are capable of removing the most stubborn grime. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily true. No matter what make and model of dishwasher you purchase, scraping is essential to a successful wash cycle.
Be sure to scrape all plates and bowls into the garbage disposal or trash can before rinsing them under the sink faucet. Use a scouring sponge or brush to scrub off stubborn residue.
Scraping items before the dishwasher cycle will reduce the amount of water and energy necessary for removing light food particles and caked-on grime.
Your first inclination after seeing a sink full of dishes may be to cram every single item into the dishwasher and walk away. While this may seem like the easiest way to get the dishes clean, you will probably need to rewash the majority since the dishwasher cannot properly clean each inch of the items.
After scraping off items, spend some time organizing the items that need to be washed to avoid any rewashing. Here are a few tips to help you properly load your dishwasher:
Your dishwasher is an important part of your home's function and value, so ensuring it is in good working condition is beneficial. Using these tips, your dishwasher will work in an effective, eco-friendly manner. For more tips or to have your dishwasher inspected or repaired, contact a company like Appliance Service Co Inc.