We all have our own unique way of stacking dishes in the dishwasher. But have you ever considered whether your method is the most efficient? For many of us, it is simply a matter of making everything fit. Getting the dishes clean is our main priority, but at what cost? Running dishwashers frequently has a dollar value. Not only in water, power and detergent, but the wear and tear on the dishwasher. What if there was a way to not only increase, but possibly double the capacity of your dishwasher, would you do it?
Each dishwasher model has a differing layout, but the concept is mainly the same. To get the most out of your dishwasher, the idea is to use as many ‘spacers’ as possible. Not skipping every second or third one, but using every single one. By doing so, you can wash more dishes at a time, resulting in lower running costs. So how do you achieve this? Well it is quite simple. You need to look at the style of dishes that you are using in your dishwasher.
Bulky, chunky, mismatching crockery doesn’t stack well in a dishwasher. It just doesn’t. In order to use every single spacer, you need to have crockery that stacks easily into each other. For plates, the flatter the better and for bowls, a graduating curve is best. You also need to arrange the items by category in your dishwasher. All bowls of similar style should be stacked next to each other and all plates of a similar style should be placed next to each other.
Now this doesn’t mean that you need to go out and purchase new crockery. But the next time you do, consider the shape and size that you choose. Investing in a dishes that stack well into the dishwasher will not only save you money by doing less loads, but will also save you time by not having to unpack it as often, which is probably the best bonus of all.
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