How to Use a Dishwasher

How to Use a Dishwasher.
How to Use a DishwasherHow to Use a Dishwasher
Simple steps on how to use a dishwasher properly below.

Step 1

How to Use a Dishwasher

Using a knife or rubber spatula, scrape residual food off of dishes, pots and pans.

Step 2

How to Use a Dishwasher

Place dishes in designated slots: glasses and cups on top rack, plates on lower rack, silverware in silverware rack.

Step 3

How to Use a Dishwasher

Place pots and pans around other dishes, making sure other dishes do not block spray access to pots and pans.

Step 4

How to Use a Dishwasher

Fill both dishwasher cups with dishwasher detergent.

Step 5

How to Use a Dishwasher

Close tops of cups where appropriate.

Step 6

How to Use a Dishwasher

Add rinse agent to rinse agent dispenser; replace top of dispenser.

Step 7

How to Use a Dishwasher

Close door securely.

Step 8

How to Use a Dishwasher

Choose a wash cycle appropriate to the load.

Step 9

How to Use a Dishwasher

Choose a dry cycle. Air drying saves energy, but may cause spotting.

Step 10

How to Use a Dishwasher

Start dishwasher.

Warnings

  • Keep dishwasher detergent and rinse agent out of the reach of children.
  • Not all items are "dishwasher safe." If you are not sure, look for instructions printed on the item, or read instruction pamphlets or tags.

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