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Should glasses and dishes be rinsed before putting them in dishwasher

Should glasses be rinsed before putting them in dishwasher?

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No need to do that

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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Is the rinse aid dispenser full? Then, you might need a better brand of rinse aid or detergent. Some lead crystal glasses can't be put in a dish washer but you have probably considered that.

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Instructions Things You'll Need:
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  1. dishwashers have a rinse aid dispenser. If your dishwasher has this dispenser, fill it up periodically and it will release the appropriate amount of rinse aid automatically at the right time during the wash cycle. This will help your dishes rinse more cleanly.
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    Some older dishwashers or basic models do not have an automatic rinse aid dispenser. In this case, you can buy rinse aid in solid form that attaches to your dishwasher rack. Solid rinse aid can be hard to find in stores because it is not commonly used, but it can be purchased online.
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    Appliance repairmen will tell you that one of the common problems they see with dishwashers is the buildup of excess detergent. If there is too much detergent in your dishwasher, your dishes will not rinse cleanly, no matter how good the dishwasher is or how much rinse aid you use. To clean the excess detergent that has built up inside your dishwasher, put 3 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice (concentrate is fine) in the empty dishwasher and run the dishwasher through a complete cycle with no dishes. Do this twice, for two complete cycles of the empty dishwasher with only vinegar or lemon juice added. The acid in the vinegar or lemon juice will break up the detergent that has built up in your dishwasher's interior.

    After you have cleaned the detergent buildup from the inside of your dishwasher, follow the steps below to keep the buildup from happening again and to help your dishes rinse cleanly and prevent residue from accumulating on the dishes.
  4. Gel dishwasher detergent
    Switch to a liquid or gel dishwasher detergent. Any brand will do.
  5. Fill one compartment half full Dishwashers will effectively clean dishes with much less detergent than manufacturers often recommend. The bleach in the detergent, combined with the extremely hot water used in the dishwasher wash cycle, will clean and sanitize your dishes completely, even in small amounts, and using less detergent helps prevent buildup and residue from accumulating on your clean dishes.

    Fill only one detergent compartment(the one that snaps closed) half full with gel detergent. Snap the opening closed and run your dishwasher as you normally would. Your dishes will come out sparkling clean with no buildup or residue, plus you'll save money by using less detergent!

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My dishes come out dirtier looking after washing in the machine.


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Not rinsing glasses clean


If the glasses are spotty from hard water try a rinse aid like Jet Dry. If they are actually dirty, depending on the brand of DW you may need to rinse them better before putting them in the DW. Not all brands are cerated equally, some do work better then others

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Dishes never come out clean


Sounds like not getting sufficient water. Replace water valve if that's the case.

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After my dishwashing cycle is complete there is a residue left on the dishes -- I only fill the soap half way and i use a rinse agent.....


Dishwashers work best when the following "rules" are followed.

1. Rinse food off of the dishes before you place them in the dishwasher.

2. Face plates toward the center and do not over crowd them.

3. Always put glasses on the top shelf and always put plates on the bottom.

4. Run the hot water in the sink until it is as hot as it will get before you start the dishwasher.

5. If your dishwasher has a pot scrubber cycle use it and it will make a difference.

Doing these things should solve your problem. If not, let me know.

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Food on dishes


Dish washers are not good at removing food debris.  They filter the water somewhat but in the main, they recirculate whatever was on the plates when you put them in plus the detergent.  The rinse takes all grease and solubles away.  Scrape your dishes of as much as you can before putting them in.  Use a good detergent in the amount specified.

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