Dishwasher: Tips for Optimum Usage

Cooking we all love! However, the difficult part comes later. Dishwashing and cleaning can completely ruin your kitchen experience and leave you grim. Bring home a latest dishwasher and gift yourself convenience, class and comfort, and craft interesting kitchen stories. A choice between a built-in dishwasher and a freestanding one is extremely difficult, yet important!

While the dishwasher delivers its best, you need to invest in its care to make the most of its potential. Going beyond the usual and practicing some expert do’s and don’ts can go a long way toward keeping your dishwasher in the best possible shape and state.

Dishwasher Type

Dishwashers come in varied types, sizes, and with diverse functionalities. Therefore, once you have brought home a dishwasher that’s right for you by scrutinizing your home, space availability, required functions, and more, it is important that you follow the manufacturer’s usage instructions with regards to loading capacity, dishwasher-safe utensils, detergent type and quantity etc.


Remember, that using just the right amount of the recommended detergent is vital. Using too much cleanser can leave back unwanted residue and using too less can leave you with unpleasant, unclean utensils. Use the detergent quantity as per your load and enhance the performance of your dishwasher. Dishwasher tablets are expert recommendations.


Certain items such as rice grains or pieces of meat can clog the drain hose and make using a dishwasher difficult. It is highly recommended to pre-rinse your utensils before putting them in the dishwasher. While the state-of-the-art dishwashers can handle food residues, pre-rinsing can prolong their life and lower the maintenance costs.

Organize Utensils

Do not stack the utensils one above the other as the water spray will be obstructed. Sorting by type is a time-saver for unloading and also enhances the cleaning. Placing the utensils in different sections of the dishwasher can be a healthy practice that you should develop. Put in the big items first, followed by the smaller ones, is what we recommend.

Inspect and Maintain

Maintain your appliance by checking it every week. However great the performance of your dishwasher may be, it is also recommended that you get professionals to inspect your machine regularly, every few months. As we all know, systematic maintenance of any appliance, even a dishwasher, can keep it running at its best!

Remember, there is no one size fits all when using and taking care of dishwashers! So, follow the tips that best suit your operational needs and machine performance.

Wash away your woes and welcome the good life with Elica’s dishwashers. All Elica dishwashers have good place settings and programs to suit your individual washing requirements. Elica dishwashers, with a durable and attractive stainless-steel finish, come in different models that are perfect for families of varied sizes. One of the popular models – WQP12_7713M is loved for its exceptional design and functionality. The semi-built model has a stainless-steel finish and 14 plate settings. The 8 wash programs and 3-layer cutlery drawers add extra space, organization and convenience to the dishwasher. 1 to 24 hours delay start, touch control, hidden heating element and pocket handle further accentuate the user experience and the value that is created by using the modern appliance. With additional features such as Residual Heating Dry Drying System, the WQP12_7713M dishwasher from Elica is a product worth owning.

Explore the wonderful range of Elica dishwashers, create exciting kitchen stories and give your kitchen décor a facelift today!