According to the authors of opinion polls conducted in the United States and several European countries, not all of those who have acquired such a useful unit, know how to use it correctly. Many dishwasher owners are often confused about all the properties and features of this technique.
Some mistakes when handling the dishwasher may surprise even the most enlightened housewives.
This is not true. From the point of view of food safety and environmental friendliness, dishwashers, as a rule, have an advantage over hand washing.
The temperature to which the water is heated in the dishwasher and which is required for the plates to come out of the device completely clean is about 60 degrees Celsius. Thus, it is much higher than the one you can afford, personally washing the saucers and cups in the sink. Perhaps you have reached great heights in washing dishes and are able to significantly save water (for example, closing the tap every time, washing the dishes).
But still, your speed and the power with which the hand washing is done, of course, lose to the machine. So, most likely, the plates will not be as clean as after an automatic wash.
Do not do this! All these detergents that you put in your dishwasher require work for yourself. Otherwise, enzymes are wasted in the water around the inside of the machine.
Over time, this may damage the dishes and the machine. Of course, be reasonable – the uneaten leftovers and large particles of food must be brushed off the plates before loading into the car.
And do not forget to remove the cheese from the saucers.
Old powdered detergents work better on water pipes than detergents in the form of liquids. The latter, strangely enough, more actively spoil and clog the pipes.
There is another problem. Many of the available and widely available in-store dishwasher products contain a large amount of harmful chemicals.
To find a green alternative, look for chlorine-free and anti-microbial detergents.
This error follows from the previous one. It is regrettable to talk about it, but there is no effective household detergent for dishwashers, even if they are close to the store action.
Not only do homemade products not ensure the cleanliness and safety of dishes, but they can also, depending on their composition, leave a white patina on the cups, damage the dishwasher, and cancel its warranty card.
It is unacceptable. Over time, the machine can dull the blades of knives and graters. What is even better to wash with your hands?
Fine porcelain, crystal, hand painted tableware, and metal dishes. Doubt?
In principle, it is better not to put in the car anything very old, valuable and painted (the picture can be damaged). Items made of plastic, wood, cast iron, copper is also better to wash with your hands.
So leave cutting boards made of wood, leave your grandmother’s cast-iron griddle and a copper coffee Turk in the sink.
Restrictions from the previous paragraph upset you? Not worth it!
Along with the restrictions there are bonuses. It turns out that there are a lot of unexpected things that can be washed in the dishwasher, except for dishes and cutlery. You can put there tools, ceramic pens and figures, cans and containers, parts of kitchen hoods, glass shelves and drawers from the refrigerator.
Moreover, if you overcome prejudices, even rubber boots and slippers can be driven through the dishwasher. Only you should not load such soft things as towels, sponges and brushes into the car (despite the wide spread of this practice, for example, among housewives in the USA).
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