Maximising dishwasher efficiency - are you getting the most out of your dishwasher?

A dishwasher is a staple appliance in many households, offering convenience and efficiency in cleaning dishes. However, to ensure that your dishwasher leaves your plates sparkling clean every time and operates at its maximum efficiency, it’s crucial to follow certain best practices. Our experts at  Go Assist have provided insightful tips and solutions to help you get the most out of your dishwasher, ensuring optimal performance and cost-effectiveness.


Load it right

Proper loading is fundamental to dishwasher efficiency. Place larger items at the sides and back, ensuring they don’t block the water spray. Position dirty surfaces facing inward and downward, allowing water to reach them easily. Avoid overcrowding and ensure that all items are securely placed to prevent them from falling over during the cycle.


Use the right detergent

Choosing the right dishwasher detergent is crucial for optimal cleaning results. Review your dishwasher manual to find the recommended detergent type and use the correct amount to avoid residue and ensure sparkling clean dishes.


Clean the filter regularly

The dishwasher filter traps food particles and needs regular cleaning to prevent clogs and maintain efficiency. Check and clean the filter periodically to ensure unobstructed water flow and effective cleaning.


Rinse before loading

Rinsing dishes before loading them into the dishwasher can prevent food particles from accumulating in the filter. It helps in maintaining the cleanliness and efficiency of the dishwasher, reducing the need for frequent filter cleaning.


Use hot water

Starting the dishwasher with hot water enhances cleaning efficiency as it helps in dissolving detergent more effectively. Run the hot water tap in the sink before starting the dishwasher to ensure that it fills with hot water from the beginning of the cycle.


Schedule regular maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential to keep your dishwasher in top condition. Schedule periodic inspections and maintenance services with Go Assist to identify and address any issues promptly, ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your appliance.


Optimize water softness

Hard water can lead to limescale buildup, affecting the dishwasher’s performance. Use water softeners or dishwasher salt, as recommended by the manufacturer, to optimize water softness and enhance cleaning effectiveness.


Utilize energy-saving features

Many modern dishwashers come with energy-saving features like eco-mode. Utilize these features to reduce energy consumption, save on utility bills, and contribute to environmental conservation.


Run full loads

Running the dishwasher with full loads maximizes its efficiency and reduces water and energy consumption per dish. However, avoid overloading, as it can compromise cleaning effectiveness.


Getting the most out of your dishwasher involves more than just loading it and pressing start. By following the best practices outlined above, including proper loading, regular maintenance, optimal water softness, and utilizing energy-saving features, you can ensure that your dishwasher operates at its peak efficiency, leaving your dishes impeccably clean while saving on energy and water consumption.

At Go Assist, we specialize in offering expert advice and professional maintenance services to ensure your appliances run smoothly and efficiently. Contact us today for all your dishwasher maintenance needs and let us help you maximize the efficiency and longevity of your appliance.



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