Always check if the dishes that need to be washed are dishwasher safe. Many dishes are not and cannot withstand the high temperature for an extended period of time. Making sure of this will allow you to save good crockery from being wasted.
Prepare the dishes
The first step of the dish washing process is to prepare the dishes before loading them in the dishwasher. You will need to remove any leftover food to make sure that it does not choke the system inside the machine. Also scrub hard grease off of the dishes and give them a gentle wash, preferably with hot water. This will clean them well for the dish washer.
Once the dishes are ready, the next step is to place them inside the dishwasher. The plastic dishes generally go on the top rack. Place the cutlery in its specified areas and make sure that you do not leave it standing upright - place them at an angle against the side of the basket in which they are put. This will make sure that they do not choke the water supply. Also ensure that the dishes are properly positioned, and upright in their allotted slots.
Add washing liquid
Once all the dishes are in place, add the washing liquids in the slots especially made for this purpose, generally located in the dishwasher’s door. It is important that the washing liquid or liquids are used in the prescribed amounts, so that you get the best results.
Give it a spin
Once all is set, turn the dishwasher on. The process varies in different brands, but generally takes around half an hour. Once the process comes to an end, leave the door open for a few minutes before you remove the contents. Since the dishes are washed with water that is extremely hot, never touch the dishes as soon as the process ends, since it can burn your hand.