Things To Know To Buy The Best Dishwasher Machine

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You are not the only one who has ever looked at your dishwasher wondering what cycle to use instead of just going with the regular wash. There are so many options for washing dishes. It can be confusing to know what each one is. SaniWash? Express Wash? How about the Rinse Cycle button?

Although the standard wash setting can be sufficient for most occasions, there will be times when you want to use the Pots and Pans or China settings.

This guide will help you understand all the dishwasher cycles that you haven’t used yet, but need to use immediately. You never know when you might need to try a new cycle.

Dishwasher cycles explained

What does all that mean?

Normal washing

For: Everyday meals

What it does: A standard cycling removes food particles from mildly soiled dishes.

Light wash

For: Lightly sauteed, pre-rinsed dishes

How it works To save water and time, There is no need to rinse as often.

Heavy Wash

Extra-dirty Dishes What it does: A strong spray blasts away any grime from dishes that have not been pre-rinsed.

Auto wash

All types of load

What it does: The sensor detects the level of dirt in your dishes and selects the right cycle.

China Cycle

For: China – Obviously, also crystal and delicate items

How it works A gentle spray helps to avoid dishes breaking.

Do not delay

To: If you don’t need to run your dishwasher immediately

How it works You set a timer and choose your cycle, then let your dishwasher do all the work.

You can do it quickly or expressly

To: If you need your dishes fast

What it does: Add heat and water to clean your dishes within an hour.

Rinse Cycle

Use Dishes that only require a rinse

What it does: This cycle uses no soap to rinse your dishes between full loads.

SaniWash and Anti-Bacterial Shampoo

Baby bottles and plastic containers

How it works Hot water (150oF) kills 99.9% bacteria in your dishes

Pots and Pans

To: A super-dirty load or pots and pans

How it works Additional water blasts away hard, baked-on grime

Top Rack

For: Only glasses (or anything else up top)

How it works The spray concentrates on the top rack so that you don’t need to wait until you can do a full load.