What are the best ways to get clean and sparkling dishes?

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 Here are a few tips that will help you get the best shine out of your dishes!  



how to do it?

What are the different parts of a dishwasher? 

The different parts of a dishwasher:

  • A bottom rack 
  • A top rack
  • A cutlery basket 
  • A cutlery drawer is sometimes available on some models

What should be placed in the bottom rack? 

The bottom rack is the hottest part of your dishwasher where the heating system of your appliance is.

This is therefore where you should put the dirtiest and largest, but also the least fragile dishes. Plastic items should not be placed here, as the heat will deform them. 

How to place your cutlery in the cutlery basket 

Those of us who are fussier might be tempted to arrange them per type: forks with forks, knives with knives... but this isn't a good idea! 

A bit of disorganisation doesn't hurt and will save you from having to wash the cutlery again, which, when grouped together by type, might get stuck together and therefore not cleaned properly. 

So make sure you mix your cutlery randomly in the basket. Forks and spoons can be placed with the handles down so that they get washed better. The opposite applies to knives, with the tip facing downwards, to avoid injuries when unloading the dishwasher.

What should be placed in the top rack? 

As opposed to the bottom rack, the temperature is lower in the top rack of the dishwasher. This makes it ideal for the most delicate dishes such as glasses and cups, provided they are dishwasher safe. 


Make sure they are placed in the correct slots and secured to prevent them from moving around and breaking. Plastic items will certainly appreciate being placed here too!


This is often where you will find racks for kitchen utensils. 


What are the tips for the best washing experience ?

The dishwasher is more economical and more environment-friendly than washing by hand, but you still need some common sense to get the most out of your washing! 

  • Try to fill your dishwasher as much as possible before running it but avoid overloading! This will save energy and water, as dishwashers use less water than hand washing. 


  • To make sure that the wash is effective, don’t try playing Tetris (too much), because overlapping will not allow the water to circulate properly and result in  a bad wash... 


  • You should also always check that the rotating arm can turn freely so that it can do its job of spraying water jets for an effective wash! 


  • You are also advised to use a suitable washing product. The all-in-one tablets, manufactured by Eurotab are a safe and effective solution to clean your dishes efficiently and make them shine. 



What are the latest tips to know ? 

The wash cycle is over, now it's your turn! 

But don't be too hasty, here are a few more tips to make the task easier: 

  • Unload the bottom rack first: this prevents any water left on the dishes from dripping onto the dishes underneath if you start with the top rack.  
  • Always maintain and clean your dishwasher regularly because it won’t wash itself! 

Now you can be sure that your dishes will be clean and shiny! 

eurotab, the tablet expert

Did you know?

Some dishwashers adjust their energy and water consumption according to the number of dishes and the degree of soiling!




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