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How to Use a Dishwasher Efficiently

Clean dishes coming out of dishwasher in a modern kitchen

How Often Do You Use Your Dishwasher?

One of the most used appliances in many households across the nation are dishwashers. Known to lend a helping hand against caked-on food particles, this device always ensures that you’ll be eating off of clean dinnerware each and every time. And while it’s rather straightforward to use, there is a possibility that you’re running your dishwasher in a non-efficient manner.

Without further ado, here’s how to help your dishwasher run efficiently:

Using Your Dishwasher Efficiently

Scrape Dishes Before Putting Them In

While there are many dishwashers on the market that say you don’t have to scrape your dishes before putting them in, it’s important to still do this. The reason being is that not only will this eliminate the buildup of food particles in your appliance, but it will also help make your dishes even more sanitary — which is always a plus.

Only Run Full Loads

Sometimes, it seems rather tempting to just throw a few dishes in and let it run. However, while it does help cut back on the amount of dirty dinnerware you have in your sink, it does waste water. Since the main “tool” behind cleaning your dishes is hot water (followed by soap), using your dishwasher a few times a week can add up — something no one wants to look forward to.

That said, you should only use your appliance when it’s completely full — of course, your dishes and silverware are spread out, not piled on top of each other. That way, you’ll not only be saving water, but you’ll also find yourself doing the dishes less often throughout the week (which is always a plus!).

Residential Appliance Services You Can Trust!

If you live in Bridgeport, Fairfield, or the surrounding areas, finding an appliance company you can trust to be in your home and work on your appliances can be tough. The minute you run into a problem with your appliance, give the Tri-City Heating and Cooling team a call at (203) 303-5700!