Dishwashers are essential for simplifying cleanup in the kitchen. Being an extra pair of hands in the kitchen, cleanup can be simple with the Sharp SDW6767HS! The Sharp Smart Dishwasher brings practical smart home features to a versatile and powerful dishwashing experience. With six washing cycles, seven options, outstanding washing power, and an adjustable third rack, the SDW6767HS is ready to help. Just ask Alexa, “Alexa, set the dishwasher cycle to heavy duty.”
After deciding which features you want in a dishwasher and understanding what cookware you can put in your new dishwasher, it is time to learn how to get the most out of your dishwashing experience. Learning how to properly load your dishwasher is a simple process but changes the game to make life simply better.
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Should You Pre-Rinse Your Dishes Before Loading Them Into The Dishwasher?
Suppose your dishes are soiled with acidic foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, and tomato-based products, and you are not running the dishwasher immediately. In that case, it is best to rinse the dishes. These acid foods may cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if they sit for long periods of time.
Also be sure to loosen and dispose of large pieces of food, loosen burned-on foods, and empty liquids from glasses and cups. The continuous filtered wash system of the SHARP SDW6767HS will remove the remaining, smaller food pieces.
If your dishwasher drains into a food disposal unit, ensure the disposal is completely empty before starting the dishwasher.
Is There a Certain Way to Load a Dishwasher?
We enjoy order and organization across all areas of our lives, including the way in which we clean. Going in with a plan helps to simplify the process.
When loading your dishwasher, it is most beneficial to load from the back to the front. Though this doesn’t affect the cleaning of each dish, it helps ensure each dish is loaded in an organized fashion.
One mistake to avoid when loading the dishwasher is placing bowls or cups right-side up. This can cause water to gather inside the dish. Place bowls cups, glasses, and saucepans with soiled surfaces facing down or toward the center for best results. Tilt dishes slightly for better drainage.
While there aren’t strict rules when it comes to loading a dishwasher, there are a few tips that could make the dishwashing experience simple.
Where Should You Place Drinking Glasses in the Dishwasher?
When loading your drinking glasses in the dishwasher, make sure to place them on the top rack upside down. This helps protect any fragile glasses from being broken or damaged by the more forceful sprayer on the bottom of the dishwasher. For best cleaning results, make sure to tilt the glass slightly for better drainage. If you are cleaning taller cookware, like wine glasses, lower the Adjustable Upper Rack to ensure you have enough clearance. In the SHARP SDW6767HS, the Upper Rack clearance height is 8-10 inches.
How Do You Load Silverware in a Dishwasher?
How you sort your silverware is a personal preference, but we suggest loading the silverware handles up. This way, you’re lowering the chance of accidentally jabbing yourself with a utensil and will also reduce the number of times you touch the eating part of the fork/knife or spoon (yuck!).
Some people prefer to use the silverware basket in the bottom tray, dedicating a compartment to each type of utensil. This can make it easier to grab them all at once and put them in the proper space in your drawer. When handles are up, mix items in each section of the baskets with some pointing up and some down to avoid nesting. Spray cannot reach nested items.
Still, others prefer using the Adjustable 3rd Rack of the SHARP SDW6767HS to lay out each utensil in the guides to evenly space them apart. This makes it easy to see all the utensils at standing height while unloading the dishwasher. Use the Adjustable 3rd Rack for cutlery or other utensils, such as spatulas or cooking spoons. Silverware, knives, and utensils should be loaded separately from each other in the appropriate positions in the third rack so they do not nest together.
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