The number thing I hate most about washing dishes is when they are still dirty after a full cycle in the dishwasher. I often wonder if it would just be easier to clean my dishes by hand. To get my dishes really clean I have to pre-wash them before putting them in the washer. It basically defeats the whole purpose of the dishwasher and I use twice the amount of water.
Run Tap Water First
For sparkling clean dishes, run your kitchen’s hot water tap before starting the dishwasher to make sure the water entering the machine has reached its highest temperature.
Scrape, Don’t Rinse
Scrape your dishes because the enzymes in your detergent that soften burnt-on food need to cling to protein/starch, such as egg and oatmeal, in order to work properly.
Cups, glasses and less soiled items should be placed on the top rack. Generally, larger and dirtier items are best on the bottom rack.
I want first say that the new Finish Quantum tabs are no joke. There is some heavy duty washing power in each of the little tabs that are noticeably packaged different than other tablets.
Finish Quantum has a multi-Chamber system that is pre-measured and wrapper free. This technology separates 3 powerful active ingredients, releasing them when needed in the dishwashing cycle.
1. Powerball with Jet-Dry Gel for an amazing shine
2. Powermax Bleach removes stains like tea and coffee
3. Powerful Enzymes soften burnt-on food like lasagna
I can honestly say my dishes have never looked cleaner. The glass was perfectly spot free, and everything was completely dry. The difference is like night and day from my old dishwashing tabs. I do not normally use any type of drying agent, but after seeing just how dry my dishes were I am sold on the benefit of using it.