Set the dishwasher to normal wash cycle and select the heated dry option before loading.
Load the dishwasher with dirty dishes that are poor heat conductors of heat, such as plastic. Add soap and a rinse agent as recommended by the appliance manufacturer. Start the dishwasher.
Open the door of the dishwasher slowly to release the hot steam when the heated dry portion of the cycle ends. Wait five minutes before unloading the dry dishes to put them away.