Fall is the perfect time of year for outdoor activities with the family. However, while you’re home it’s also not totally a bad idea to want to lay back, relax, put on a football game and see how many meals we can squeeze out of our days. This however means more dishes, and more dishes means far more use for one of the best appliances in the our homes, the dishwasher.
Of course the first thing we should do before putting any dirty plates inside our dishwashers is scrape off excess food. A garbage disposal is perfect for this (refer to our previous blog here for what you can put in a garbage disposal and what you shouldn’t).
Next, make sure you’re loading the dishwasher the correct way. Plates have to face a certain way in the lower rack (facing the water sprayer arm below), plastic dishwasher friendly containers can go on the top rack, and glasses are good to be washed as long as they’re dishwasher safe. Some machines are known to break fine glass if they’re not sturdy enough.
The most important thing people don’t take into account when owning a dishwasher is to manually clean it, “but it’s a dishwasher! Doesn’t it just clean itself?”. The simple answer is no. Things such as soap residue, food particles, and gunk build up need to be wiped away once in a while. This will prevent the drain connection on your dishwasher to remain clean.
Another hot tip, no pun intended, is to turn your sink on until the water is warm. This will guarantee your dishwasher's first load will be washed with warm water. This is important during the winter months that are just around the corner.
Fall in Dallas is beautiful, make sure to visit some of our state parks to really get a feel for it. Then later when you get home enjoy a warm meal, put that dishwasher to good use and enjoy a football game with your loved ones.
Happy Eating and Lets Go Cowboys!
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