To get the best from your machine, it’s important to spend a little time learning to pack the dishwasher properly.

While it’s a pretty simple endeavour, almost 80% of dishwasher users are prone to making this one little mistake that costs them considerable efficiency in the wash cycle…

It’s an easy one to make, too. It’s trying to squeeze extra pots or cups into the top rack of the dishwasher. Adding extra dishes here is even worse!

The tines of your washer drawer are designed to hold the maximum possible items while still allowing an efficient circulation of the cleaning water.

By squeezing in extras, you’re interfering with how the hot water and soap can circulate. In turn, this is contributing to a less effective wash overall.

While it can be frustrating to have to run more than one load, or leave a plate or two out, rather follow the layout of the drawer the way the manufacturer intended.

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This way, you can easily avoid disappointing results.