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Tips to achieve drier dishes from your dishwasher

Tips to achieve drier dishes from your dishwasher

One of the biggest frustrations with a dishwasher is items are still wet after the cycle is completed. Folders customers are always telling us they often manually dry items as they are taken out of the dishwasher or at least letting them air dry. However, getting completely dry dishes is possible. Here are a few tips we know from experience will assist the drying process.

  1. Make sure that your dishwasher is level. This will help ensure that water drains properly and doesn't pool in one area.

  2. DON'T pre-rinse. Simply scrape excess food off the plate before loading. Modern dishwashers have dirt sensors so let them do the job. Food also gives the detergent something to adhere to.

  3. Load dishes on an angle, faced down, and allow space between each item. This allows better rinsing, detergent adherence, and air circulation. Excess water can run off surfaces. 

  4.  Mix up your cutlery to avoid close contact or nesting. Load forks and spoons handle down while knives sharp end down.

  5. Ever load is different so select the correct cycle for each load. For instance use a heavy cycle for pots and pans that require more heat to remove food remnants. Use half load and faster speed cycles for lightly soiled or smaller loads. 

  6. USE rinse aid. Rinse aid reduces the surface tension of the water and allows items to dry faster.

  7. Start unloading from the bottom. It may sound obvious but many people unload from the top because it's easy. Unfortunately, this allows drips and water spills to transfer to the bottom rack.

  8. Finally, if drying is a real frustration. Plastics can be quite hard. Consider dishwashers with advanced drying technology. For instance Bosch dishwashers with CrystalDry™, a naturally occurring mineral that converts water into heat, gives 60% better drying result. 
    Follow these tips and you'll be sure to get drier dishes out of your dishwasher!

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