The dishwasher is one of man’s greatest inventions. This is because it eliminates one of man’s most unwanted house chores and that is dishwashing. Suppose you have a dishwasher at home. Are you using it the way you should? Check out the following tips on how the dishwasher should be cared for.
Remove food particles from dishes
You would not want to give your dishwasher a hard time do you? That is why you might want to consider scraping off food particles from your dishes before sending these into your dishwasher. Yes, it can be tiring to scrape off food especially if you still feel full and bloated from that great meal you had. But scrapping off the food bits can help prolong the lifespan of your dishwasher.
Wash a few plates at a time
What do you feel if you were given so many tasks to do at once? Well, if your dishwasher has feelings it will probably complain if you try to feed so many dishes into it at once. Here’s a tip. Never overcrowd your dishwasher? If you have a lot of dishes to watch, separate them into batches. Usually, if you overload your dishwasher, there is a chance for some of the dishes not to be washed properly.
Run your dishwasher with vinegar
It is a good idea to wash run your dishwasher with vinegar. One cup of vinegar would do. Put it in the dishwasher and let it run for a full cycle. The vinegar would eliminate all those remaining food particles and it will definitely clean up your dishwasher. Also, it will get rid of any foul stains your dishwasher has obtained through years of use. This vinegar-cleansing method is also applicable to washing machines.
Clean the sprayer arms
You also have to prevent clogs to ensure maximum efficiency. Check out the holes in the sprayer arm and remove all those food particles and debris that are caught up in it. At least once every three months, you would have to remove the sprayer arm and soak it in vinegar. The vinegar would take care of those stubborn particles. You can then clean the holes with a small pipe cleaner.
Make sure your dishwasher is level
It is also important to make sure that your dishwasher is level. It should be standing on a flat and even surface. If it is not level, there is a chance for its efficiency to get affected and it could even leak. Use a spirit level if you have to. You do not need to buy one. There is an app that turns your smartphone into a spirit level. Adjust its feet or use some wedges if in case it is unbalanced.
Apply these tips and you would definitely extend the lifespan of your dishwasher. If in case your dishwasher gets broken, you should definitely consider professional repair. If it is making strange noises, then it is ideal to have it checked. Kurt’s Appliance Repair is a company you can rely on when it comes to top quality appliance repair service.