Load Limits: What’s In Your Dishwasher?

Since the dishwasher was invented in the 19th century, it has been saving people time and effort all over the world. Despite this pedigree, lots of people still don’t have faith in their appliance, and will still spend time washing certain items by hand. Because people feel that there is a limit to what a dishwasher can handle, countless hours are being lost as people pre-soak or pre-wash their dishes before loading them, or wash delicate items the old-fashioned way.

To help you save some time, we’ve put together this list of five things that may be handy to keep in mind next time you find yourself reaching for the rubber gloves after you’ve loaded the dishwasher:

A Dishwasher Can Clean Pans Properly!

Some people are under the false impression that because of the size and shape of pots and pans, a dishwasher won’t be able to give them a good clean. Although these may require washing with a more intense cycle, when using Finish®, the best detergent, pans pose no problem at all.

A Dishwasher Can Remove Baked-on Food!

There is a common misconception that dishwashers struggle with baked-on food, and often people feel the need to at least soak bakeware before putting it in the dishwasher. Finish contains powerful stain-soaking enzymes that lessen the need to pre-soak or pre-wash even tough baked on stains like lasagna and casserole, fulfilling the duty usually performed by the soak.

A Dishwasher Can Take Delicate Crystal!

When loading a dishwasher you should always be careful to protect your glasses, which includes making sure they have enough space to avoid knocking together. As long as you take this precaution, then your crystal should be fine to go through a crystal cycle in the dishwasher.

A Dishwasher Has Enough Room for Stemmed Glasses!

Not everyone realizes that the top shelf of most dishwashers can be lowered to make room for taller and stemmed glasses. This way, some glasses can be placed on the top shelf where there is plenty of room to space them out and make sure they get a perfect clean.

A Dishwasher Can Take Care of Your Glasses!

Cloudy glasses used to be something that put people off of using a dishwasher. Cloudiness happens when tiny molecules that make up the glass get displaced by high temperatures so light doesn’t shine through the glass as it should. Finish® has developed a new formula in its Shine and Protect range, which activates during the wash cycle, and helps to shield your glasses, to ensure they remain as gleaming as they should be.

So there you have it – the most important things to remember when making sure that your dishwasher is working for you, not the other way around. All you need to do is put a load on, and then you’re free to take a load off – and to get on with the things that are really important in life!