According to GIFAM*, the average life of a dishwasher is 11 years (Brand name appliances purchased new and out of order when replaced).
To prolong the life of your dishwasher and to keep all its benefits, it is recommended that you maintain it regularly.
*(Groupement Interprofessionnel des Fabricants d'Appareils Ménagers (Interprofessional Group of Manufacturers of Household Appliances))
Most modern tableware is dishwasher safe.
If in doubt, check for the "dishwasher safe" symbol which is often placed under the item in question and often represented by a glass/plate and droplets.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of dishes that should be washed by hand if you want to keep them in good condition:
There is a real reason for this! If the tablet has been placed in the tub or cutlery basket, it will dissolve in the prewash. It may then not wash effectively during the wash cycle due to the lack of detergent.
This is because the compartment is designed to release the tablet under the effect of heat during the hot wash. The pre-wash is usually a cold wash and is intended to wet the dishes before washing.
The tablet compartment must be dry: if it is wet, the tablet may stick and will not fall into the tub when the compartment opens.
The dishwasher takes care of your beautiful plates, glasses and cutlery... but who takes care of it?
It collects any waste that is not discharged and can become clogged over time.
And a dirty dishwasher means that your dishes won't be washed properly which also leads to malfunctions. So it’s very important that you clean it regularly.
For example, you can remove the removable parts of the filter, sieve, rotating washing arms, etc. and clean them in hot soapy water. Also remember to clean the door seals with a sponge.
Over time, household appliances scale up due to limescale in the water, which limits their performance and increases their energy consumption.
Our D-Grease D-Grease tablet is the 2-in-1 solution for maintaining your dishwasher!
Run your dishwasher empty by inserting the D-Grease tablet into the compartment.
In 2021, 55% of households in United Kingdom owned a dishwasher (source: Euromonitor)