Like A Pro: Tips For The First 100 Days With Your Dishwasher

Perfect results right from the start: get the most out of your dishwasher.

Having a dishwasher at home is a real boon: it not only washes dishes and utensils quickly and efficiently, it also allows you to relax after meals instead of having the chore of washing up. Follow our steps for first use and find out how to achieve perfect results – right from the start.

Step 4: Fill in rinse aid.

Step 1: add rinse aid.

To give you stain-free utensils and clear glasses, your dishwasher needs rinse aid. Open the rinse-aid dispenser by pressing and lifting the plate on the cover. Then, carefully pour the rinse aid to the max line. Mark the filler opening and close the cover until it clicks shut. To avoid excessive foam during the next rinse cycle, remove any rinse aid that has spilt over with a cloth.

Step 5: Add detergent.

Step 2: add detergent.

You can use tablets, powder or liquid dishwasher detergent in your appliance, but never washing-up liquid. The detergent dose should always be individually adjusted depending on how soiled the dishes and pans are. The graduated detergent dispenser helps you to add the correct amount.

If you’re using combined tabs such as 3-in-1, 4-in-1 or 5-in-1, bear in mind that these products contain not only the detergent but also rinse-aid, salt replacement substances and additional components such as glass protection or stainless steel cleaner. These combination detergents usually only work up to a water hardness of 21°dH. If your water hardness is higher, you’ll need to add salt and rinse aid.

Step 6: Run one hot cycle

Step 3: run one hot cycle

Once you’ve followed these five steps, run a hot wash without loading the dishwasher. When the wash is finished, your kitchen helper is ready for its first load.

Tips for your dishwasher routine.

Once you’ve got your dishwasher up and running, you want to be sure of getting the very best cleaning and drying results from your dishwasher, time after time. Follow these simple tips before each wash to get the most out of your machine.

1. Simply remove any food remains from pots, pans and tableware – pre-rinsing isn’t necessary.

2. Load your dishes properly to ensure that plates don’t overlap and create blind spots that the jets of water can’t reach.

3. Eliminate residue build-up by removing the filter once a month and washing it thoroughly with hot, soapy water to get rid of unwanted gunk.

4. Choose the correct programmes and options according to the amount of soiling and type of dishes in the dishwasher. You also can configure your programmes to have a shorter running time and to dry dishes more intensely.

5. Freshen up your dishwasher by simply clipping a dishwasher freshener to the upper basket and running your dishwasher as usual to banish unpleasant odours.

6. Don’t use too much powder or liquid detergent. Check the manual for the recommended dosage of powder or liquid detergent.

Follow these simple tips and you can be sure of perfectly clean results every time. That way, you’ll get the most from your kitchen helper over its entire lifetime.

Tips for your dishwasher routine.

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