Dishwasher - Care Tips

Dishwasher - Care Tips

A dishwasher is a practical household helper. With proper care, it will last a long time and reliably wash dishes for years.

Table of Contents

  • General Maintenance Information
  • Tips for Handling Dishwashers
  • Regular Descaling Increases Life
Back back to top

General Maintenance Information

A dishwasher, like the washing machine, is a large household appliance that needs careful care to last a long time. This includes regular cleaning, descaling and maintenance.

Dishwashing liquid is used when washing dishes, pots and cutlery. The dosage is according to the manufacturer and depending on the degree of contamination. The same applies to rinse aid.

A dishwasher should be rinsed with lime-free water. The ion exchanger of the machine extracts the lime from the water. At regular intervals he needs regenerating salt. The salt comes into the provided opening in the device. Some models have an indicator on the display indicating when it is time for fresh regenerating salt. For models without this digital hint, the manufacturer gives instructions on how often and how much salt the device requires. After filling in the salt, switch on the machine so that the salt does not corrode the appliance.

More care and cleaning tips:

  • For a long life: Maintain and maintain the washing machine >>
  • Clean the fridge properly >>
  • Thoroughly clean the hob and hob >>
  • Ecodesign guideline: clean vacuum >>

If dirt sticks to the dishes after rinsing, the sieves in the bottom of the dishwasher must be cleaned. Prophylactically, you can clean them after two to three rinses. The same applies to the spray arms, where food leftovers can collect. Dirty screens and clogged rinse arms are a potential source of unpleasant odors from the dishwasher. If the screens are damaged, the unit needs new ones.

After each flush, the dishwasher should dry. This is possible with the door open. Drying is important to prevent germs from accumulating in the device.

back to top

Tips for Handling Dishwashers

Coarse food particles are not in the dishwasher but in the leftover or organic waste. The less food particles stick to the dishes, the lower the odor. Pre-rinsing every dish with water counteracts the good eco-balance of dishwashers. The remainders end up best in paper napkins or directly in the garbage.

Cleaners, rinse aids and softener from the same manufacturer work optimally together. Combi-Tabs are practical, but the individual components can not be adapted to the degree of soiling and water hardness. Place tabs in water-soluble film with dry fingers in a dry Tab chamber to prevent sticking.

If the lid of the chamber does not close or open properly, the result is poor wash results. The reason for this is deposits on the lid, which must be removed.

If dirty dishes and germs accumulate in the dishwasher for days, it is advisable to rinse at least 60 degrees in order to kill the germs. Once a month, rinsing at maximum temperature is recommended.

If you want to enjoy a long life of the dishwasher, clean it thoroughly every three months or more frequently from the outside as well as the stainless steel surfaces inside the appliance and the gaskets. He is emptied during cleaning empty - including the baskets for cutlery. The door and the gaskets must be cleaned with vinegar cleaner; with lime remover or citric acid, limescale deposits are removed. Rinse arms and sieves are brushed with a brush

Finally, still care tips for silver cutlery: cutlery from 925 sterling silver may in the dishwasher. <800> back to top

Regular descaling increases service life

A dishwasher is not difficult to care for, but care is important for the life of the device. Regular cleaning and descaling, diligent replenishment of the regenerating salt and occasional high temperature rinses prevent odors and limescale deposits. The dishwasher delivers good washing results without dirt crusts on the cutlery or lime marks on the glasses.

back to the beginning

Video: Do it yourself dishwasher maintenance|



Previous article

Dispose of asbestos safely