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I have been washing dishes for a long time. When I was a young girl, doing the dishes was one of my chores. I am old enough to clearly remember a time when my parents had no dishwasher. How I hated washing dishes by hand. It took so much time! And all that water, wash dishes from a full family meal and it seemed like as much as you’d use in a shower! Sadly, it was a tedious chore that I’d have to deal with for a good number of years.
My parents gave us our first dishwasher when I was expecting my oldest child. He’s 19 years old now. The dishwasher was super simple and had a knob and maybe two buttons. It was so much better than washing dishes by hand. That old dishwasher got the job done for probably a good ten years or so. Then it started not getting the job done. And in the last two years, it became so ineffective that I’d wash things twice, or in the end just wash them by hand instead. Back to that chore I hated.
I was thrilled when we finally got a new dishwasher earlier this year. This bad boy has all sorts of buttons and settings. And best of all, it really gets the job done! After two days of use I was very grateful not to be doing dishes by hand. It wasn’t until I got this new dishwasher that I learned about the importance of loading the dishes in properly. And, wanting to keep my machine working well for a long time, I have been careful to use only products I know get the job done, such as Finish dishwashing detergent.
Finish recently came out with a new product – Finish Max in 1. This new automatic dish detergent offers powerful clean and shine for your glasses while also helping to prevent corrosion. Finish Max in 1 combines everything you need into one powerful little package. The product comes in a resealable bag, and each individual unit is unwrapped. The great thing about these being unwrapped is that they’re easy to get to. I don’t know about you, but when I’m loading up the dishwasher my hands are often damp from getting things out of the sink. When they are I often struggle to open up the little plastic wrappers that some detergents have. And no wrapper means no trash, so you’re minimizing your waste footprint.
I have been very pleased with the performance of Finish Max in 1. It’s very easy to use and very convenient. All you need to do to use it is know how to load a dishwasher properly and where to place the Finish Max in 1. Then, you just wait will it does its job. Speaking of loading the dishwasher, here are three tips on the best way to do that.
- Before you load your dishwasher, you should scrape off the remaining food and dispose of it. The largest dirty dishes should be placed on the bottom rack so that they get good water flow. Face any stains towards the sprayer arms. I also place pots and pans on the bottom rack if they are dishwasher safe.
- Stemware and cups should be placed into the dishwasher on an angle so water can run off the bottoms and dry properly.For dishwasher safe plastics, they should go in the top rack if your dishwasher has an exposed heating element, or anywhere you like if your dishwasher has a concealed heating element.
- In my new dishwasher, silverware goes into baskets that have individual slots for each piece. I love this. Our old dishwasher only had one basket and the silverware used to nest together and almost always came out looking dirty. When placing silverware, knives should point downwards so that the person reaching into the dishwasher doesn’t get cut. Place spoons and forms in such a way that they have a little room around them and don’t nest into each other.
What’s your dishwashing routine?
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