If there is one modern home appliance that has really changed our homes and kitchens, it has to be the dishwasher. Its impact is often under appreciated but you only need to experience what it is like to have to do your dishes by hand to understand how much it made your life better.
So today we want to explore the inner workings of the house hold dishwasher. They will generally come in two types; the standard washer and the undercounter dishwasher, which tends to be used more for commercial purposes like in restaurants and hotel kitchens.
A quick review
Generally a dishwasher is just like a fancy robot or machine that is built for washing dishes. It makes use of the same basic elements that are required for clean dishes, this is soap and water. However how it does it is what makes the difference. The soap is a special kind that is specifically suited for use with dish washing machines, it tends to clean better and is also much easier to rinse making sure that no spots or food stains are left on the dishes.
Many people wonder why they just can use any over the counter dish washing soap and the main reason is that because it is not suited for use with a machine it does not produce the best results when used with the dishes.
Once the right soap is loaded the machine then water is added to a container like surface at the bottom of the machine where it is then heated to about 130 – 160 degrees and then pumped through jets that are located at the bottom and the top of the washer more information on this can be found at www.undercounterreviews.com. This allows the dishes to have enough space to come into contact with the water and detergent.
In order to get the best results in terms of clean dishes make sure that you do not overload the washer but leave enough space for the water jets to flow through in order to reach the dishes. It is advisable to wash dishes when the water pressure is highest or sufficient which is mostly when there are fewer people using water in the house.
Once the dishes are done most dishwashers have the option of drying the dishes so that they come out dry and clean. However because this process tends to use a lot of energy it may be sometimes advisable to just remove the dishes and set them on a rack to dry.