Tip of the Week

How clean is your dishwasher?  Have you ever noticed a build-up of dirt on your dishwasher baskets?  That’s a sign your machine is not working correctly.

If your dishwasher has dirty baskets, a build up of dirt inside on the spray arm, bacteria in the door rims or a build-up of scale, you will end up with greasy cutlery/crockery and costly repair bills.

Here are the key points to keep your machine in tip top condition.

  • The dishwasher wash cycle should run between 49°C – 60°C
  • The rinse cycle should run between 82°C – 88°C
  • Use the correct detergent at the correct dosage – check your chemical levels daily
  • Use the correct rinse aid at the correct dosage – ensure your chemicals are set to the correct dosage
  • Strip and clean the machine daily.

Alert

Cheaper chemicals does not always equate to lower cost.  Some chemicals need a higher dosage than others so can cost more in the long run.  Quality wins over quantity for this item!

Weekly Food Fact

Did you know that the first dishwasher was invented way back in 1887 by a rich lady because her servants were always chipping her fine china.  The lady’s name was Cochrane.  She went on to set up her own company producing dishwashers which later became known as KitchenAid.

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