Dishwasher Tips

  • Use energy-saving cycles. Apply the no-heat, air-dry feature. If your dishwasher does not have this feature, turn it off after the final rinse cycle and open the door so that the dishes can air dry.
  • Wash full loads only.
  • Proper amounts of detergent can eliminate a second wash. Fill your dishwasher according to the manufacturer’s instructions so that proper water flow cleans dishes thoroughly.
  • Always choose the shortest washing cycle that will clean your dishes and scrape off heavy food accumulated before loading dishes into the dishwasher.
  • Use your dishwasher’s “power-saver switch” if it has one to automatically eliminate the drying cycle.
  • On hot days, wait to use your dishwasher until night. You will avoid adding heat in the house during the hottest time of the day.
  • Set your dishwasher to “air-dry”