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Dealing with Dirty Dishes? How to Get the Most Out of Your Dishwasher

April 16,2021

Picture this – you’ve had a long day at work or at home, and now it’s time to unload the dishwasher so you can start making dinner. Horror of horrors, the dishes are all still dirty!

If this is your current reality, frustration with your dishwasher is probably at an all-time-high. But there’s no need to throw in (or pick up!) the towel just yet. Read on for our do-all tips on getting the most out of your dishwasher:

#1 Check the Interior

If your dishes are coming out consistently dirty, the inside of your dishwasher might need a good clean. Small particles of dirt, grease, and grime can attach themselves to your dishes during the wash cycle – meaning you’re basically washing your dishes with dirty water!

Make sure to regularly rinse your dishwasher with a vinegar cycle or run a descaling cycle with descaling powder from the supermarket every couple of months. This dissolves debris, and ensures your dishes come out sparkling every time!

#2 Clean the Filter

Most modern dishwashing units come with a removal filter, but many homeowners are unaware this part needs regular cleaning. The filter is usually located beneath the racks and can easily become clogged with grease and grime.

To clean your dishwasher’s filter, rinse it under hot water and brush away any food scraps or stubborn debris. Once the filter is clean make sure it is set in place and tightened properly. Now, you should see a big difference in the cleanliness of your dishes!

#3 Adjust the Temperature

Sometimes, a low temperature is the culprit behind dirty dishes. If your water temperature is lower than 50º Celsius, your dishes aren’t getting all the cleaning and hygiene benefits that come with washing in hot water.

Although many dishwashers have an automatic heat boosting mechanism, some do not. You can try adjusting the temperature on your unit for cleaner dishes – but be careful not to open the door when the dishwasher is running. Any temperature hotter than 50º degrees can lead to burns and scalds.

#4 Call do-all Appliance Service

Have you tried all the tips in our guide, yet your dishes still aren’t coming out clean? Our do-all team are expert dishwasher repair technicians, operating across Melbourne and surrounds. We offer competitive quotes, plus friendly, reliable and speedy repairs from qualified technicians.

If you’re experiencing dishwasher low pressure, failing inlet valves, or mechanical problems with your unit, remember that these repairs are best left to the experts – the combination of electricity and water can make dishwasher repairs very dangerous for a layperson! Make sure to choose a professional Melbourne appliance repair team, like do-all.

If you’re looking for affordable dishwasher repairs and servicing for your Melbourne home, property, or business, call the do-all team today on 1300 366 365 – we’ll be with you before you know it!

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