Stop Pre-Washing Your Dishes Before You Put Them In The Dishwasher

There are certain household chores that are beyond annoying. When it comes to washing dishes, this is a task that no one ever “wants” to do. It is a necessary evil and we try our best to be done with it as soon as possible. Anyone who has ever had to scrape a plate can relate to these hassles. Thankfully, the dishwasher was invented to make our lives easier.

All you need to do is rinse the plate and put it in the dishwasher as quickly as possible, right? It may not be a fun task but the dishwasher is designed to make it easier. Some might say that the dishwasher does not provide the sort of assistance that is expected and that they fail to get the dishes as clean as they need to be. This crowd may have a point, though.

There are certain steps that we take that are actually contributing to the difficulties. Did you know that rinsing the dishes before they are placed inside of the dishwasher might actually be doing more harm than good? As it turns out, the dishwasher is a far more intelligent machine than we have realized initially.

These machines are designed to do all of this work for us. When we scrape the plates clean before placing them inside, we are actually making their job far more difficult than need be. The dishwasher has a sensor that will detect the presence of food particles. Most dishwashers are believed to have this sensor and this has a dramatic effect on the cleaning process.

If the dishwasher’s sensors believe that the plates are already clean, the process isn’t as thorough. This is why so many of us are let down by the dishwasher’s performance. Little did we know that we were actually sabotaging the machines this entire time. The dishwasher is also going to run a much shorter cycle when it believes that the dishes are already clean.

As you can see, those who do not believe in the usage of dishwashers are not all wrong. However, there is a happy medium to be found here. While you should still allow a dishwasher to remove all of the food debris that leads to unclean dinnerware, you do not have to work as hard as you once thought. This sounds like a classic win/win scenario, as far as we are concerned.


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