Not coming out clean
I'm guessing from your post that your cutlery is the only thing in the dishwasher that is not getting clean, but rather with that nasty coating when you go to empty it. The reason for this phenomenon doesn't lie in a problem with the dishwasher, but rather a simple chemical and physical reaction between the dishwashing liquid (or powder or tablet), heat from the dishwasher's dryer, and the metal on that set of cutlery. The bleach from the dishwashing detergent will work very hard at getting your glasses, bowls, and everything glass and/or plastic clean and sparkling because it contains bleach in its ever-proprietary mixture of citrussy goodness. Unfortunately, metals and bleach, combined with heat are NOT a good combination! The best advice I can give you in this case (again, assuming that everything else in your dishwasher is looking fabulous and that your cutlery is the only thing that is not) is to wash your cutlery by hand with regular dish soap in the sink and do not put them in the dishwasher. Of course, it's easier to just stick all of that stuff in the dishwasher and not wash it by hand! It's why you bought a dishwasher in the first place, right? But if you want your cutlery (especially if it's GOOD cutlery) to look good and perform well, your best bet is to wash it the good ol' fashioned way...In the sink.
I hope this helps! :) Let me know if you need anything else that I can help with.
Sep 21, 2009 |