Looking after your dishwasher
Dishwashers are one of the handiest appliances to have in the home and should provide years of trouble free service given the proper care.
There are three aspects to keeping your dishwasher at its best and giving the cleanest dishes, pans, cutlery and glasses time after time:
Ensuring an effective wash
Perhaps the best indicator of how well your dishwasher is performing and whether you're using the correct products is the clarity of your glassware.
If they're dirty after the wash, then you may need to:
You can determine the cause of cloudy glassware by soaking a glass in vinegar for 5 minutes. If the cloudiness is removed it is due to hard water deposits; make sure the salt reservoir is topped up. Do not worry about over-filling it.
If the cloudiness is not removed, it is a permanent condition known as etching or more complex deposits that are difficult to remove. Check that the water feed pipes are not kinked and that the rotors are free to spin.