Today, dishwashers are considered essential home appliances. The majority of homes have a dishwasher; however, some may people may not be enjoying sparkling clean dishes. While there are many factors that can impact the performance of a dishwasher, the detergent to be used is one of the most important. Using too little detergent will leave the dishes dirty; however, too much can also create issues. Whether you already own a Bosch dishwasher (bosch lave vaisselle) or are still looking to buy one, you must know how much detergent you will use:
Consider the Age of your Dishwasher
To determine the correct amount of detergent is the age of your dishwasher. If you have bought a new dishwasher, you may face problems if you have not adjusted your detergent levels. Contemporary dishwashers are made to be energy- and water-efficient, so they use less water than their older counterparts. The reduced water use indicates that you must use less detergent to complete the task.
Luxury home appliances brands recommend that most dishwashers require between 2 teaspoons and 3 tablespoons of detergent. This depends on the dishes’ soil level, the water hardness level, and the kind of detergent you will be using. Most dishwasher manufacturers offer guidelines in the owner’s manual of their products, so make sure to check them out.
You must keep in mind that no matter the amount of detergent you use, you should not pre-wash the dishes. Otherwise, you will struggle to get them clean. Dishwasher detergents need grim to activate. Although your dishwasher may come with a pre-wash cycle, the majority of loads don’t’ require this. Pre-washing your dishes will leave your machine using more energy and water and remove the grime needed for your detergent to be chemically activated. Often, you may only need to pre-wash if you have a part load sit for an extended period before washing the full load.
Modern dishwashers are designed with sensor technology which can monitor the water and soil level. As it adjusts the temperature and volume, it eliminates the need for pre-washing.
Picking the Right Dishwasher Program
You should pick the right program and tailor your detergent accordingly. Although you may have to deal with a tough load with a Pots & Pans cycle, the majority of dishes won’t require intensive temperatures and wash conditions. Keep in mind a lower temperature, faster wash requires less detergent than when you opt for an intense wash.