How Do I Load a Miele Dishwasher?

Adding a dishwasher to your kitchen is a sound renovation decision.

Adding a Miele dishwasher to a kitchen is a smart decision.Adding a Miele dishwasher to a kitchen is a smart decision.
It's an expected kitchen appliance that will boost your home's resale value. If the dishwasher has an Energy Star rating, or can be shown to use less water than its competitors, that will be a benefit not only for resale, but for using the machine on a daily basis. According the the manufacturer, a Miele dishwasher uses only 6. 1 gallons of water per cycle and eliminates the need for pre-washing, which saves even more water. It also can handle a much larger load than comparable dishwashers, cutting down on the number of loads per week you will need to run.

Scrape the dishes, but don't pre-wash them.

Load the bottom rack with large items--dinner plates, cutting boards, colanders, pots, large soup bowls and the like. The rack tines are close together, so load the plates in a row for maximum capacity.

Load the middle rack with small bowls, small plates, glasses, cups and plastic storage containers. Use the fold-down arms on the side if you have a lot of glasses or wine glasses. Otherwise, fold them down for even more room.

Load the top rack with utensils, tiny bowls, cup lids, cutlery and measuring spoons.

Place dishwasher soap in the soap dispenser. Turn the unit on.

Things You Will Need

  • Miele dishwasher
  • Soap
  • Dirty dishes

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Becky Lower began writing professionally in 2004. Her work has appeared in "elan" magazine, a northern Virginia publication, "Good Old Days" magazine, the "BGSU Alumni" magazine and on the website Lower has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from Bowling Green State University.