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Display Name: Glenys Morgan
Member Since: 7/18/11

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That's really not correct; if you have remaining particulate it could mean you're not using your machine correctly or your dishwasher might need cleaning. I work as a culinary consultant with some major brands and I can pretty much diagnose what's going with a dishwasher just by looking inside and at the results of a finished cycle. Most of what I learned, I learned from the repair technicians.

How To Clean a Dishwasher Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
4/23/14 09:27 PM

Most better dishwasher detergents are enzyme-activated. Rinsing and scraping dishes, especially with hot water, lowers the efficacy of the detergent. What does happen, the enzymes will begin a slow, vengeful attack on the rubber gaskets in the machine. Unless it's cereals or rice that will rehydrate or obviously large bits of food, rinsing is unnecessary and not recommended. Although there's a few factors involved- water hardness, proper temperature, correct installation- many dishwashers that are just nasty inside are the result of rinsing and too much detergent.

How To Clean a Dishwasher Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
4/23/14 09:14 PM

Although it's found in the laundry soap aisle, I've found Amaze will do just that when it comes to removing oily and greasy residue. As a chef I often bring home antique kitchenware or even Metro shelving that just needs a good but tedious cleaning. Amaze is an active enzyme so a soaking in a tablespoon or so in warm water works wonders. On the Metro shelving (and actually baking and oven racks too) I make a really sudsy batch, give the shelving a loose bath and spray with the garden hose. Works like a charm. Of course it's made for laundry so if it works on diapers, it's great on linens as well. I've even washed antique wood bowls for a good cleaning. Cheap and great results.

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2/15/13 03:24 PM

If you're washing them in the dishwasher, make sure you use a china/crystal cycle and use the correct dose of detergent. I wash century old lead crystal, Riedel wine glasses- pretty much anything glass- and the secret in avoiding that etched look is the correct detergent and cycle. The higher the lead content, the easier it etches, but done right, everything is clean and sparkling.

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10/12/11 09:06 PM