Loading the dishwasher: everyone has their own way of doing it. This can cause pretty big annoyances within families or households and that’s why everyone should stick to these four golden rules. If you follow these rules, your dishes will become extra clean and the risk of breaking any dishes is as small as possible.
Hopefully, it’ll save you some irritation too.
Rule 1: cutlery
The first rule concerns all of the cutlery and how to load it as efficiently as possible. The rules are different for the different types of cutlery. It’s best to put in forks with their teeth facing up. For spoons, it’s best to place them alternately, so: one up, one down, one up, etc. If you don’t do this, you run the risk of them sticking together and then they might stay dirty. Knives are best placed with the sharp end facing down. This is mostly for your own safety.
Rule 2: glassware
With glassware, it’s important to make sure you properly nestle them between tines and not let them go over them. Otherwise, you run the risk of the glasses cracking when they move around or of drops drying where the tines touch the glasses.
Rule 3: plates
A lot of people place their plates along the front in the bottom rack. You shouldn’t do this, though, because it makes it harder for the detergent to become fully dispersed throughout the entire dishwasher. That’s why it’s better to place any large plates at the back of the bottom rack, or on the sides.
Rule 4: the middle
To make sure your dishes become as clean as possible, it’s important that you’re always loading your dishwasher with the dirty sides of the dishes facing towards the middle. The water jet is strongest in the middle and that way you’ll get the best result.
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Source: Good Housekeeping | Image: pxhere