How to load a dishwasher?

In order to ensure your dishwasher is working at maximum efficiency, it is important to understand how to load your appliance correctly. In this useful guide, we've pulled together our top dishwasher-loading tips, helping you achieve excellent hygiene results at home.

Load dishwasher

Loading the top rack of a dishwasher

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The top rack of a dishwasher should be used for small, delicate and light items, such as cups, glasses and bowls. By reserving the top rack of your dishwasher for smaller items, you can ensure your dishwasher is working to maximum efficiency, delivering excellent washing results every time. To prevent water accumulation on your dishes, place bowls, glasses and pans upside down.

The top rack of your dishwasher should also be used for large silverware and utensils. Dishwasher-safe plastics should also be placed in the top basket to prevent the plastic from warping. The height of the upper basket can be easily adjusted to fit tall glasses.

Loading the bottom rack of a dishwasher

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The bottom rack of a dishwasher should be reserved for heavily soiled, bigger items, such as plates, large bowls and pans. Before loading your dishwasher, it is important to wipe away any food remnants on the dishes before placing them into the appliance. This will help prevent blockages.

How to load a dishwasher?

Now that you understand which items to put in the upper and lower racks, follow the below instructions to load your dishwasher effectively:

  1. First, make sure all dishes and utensils placed in your appliance are dishwasher safe.
  2. Place your soiled plates into the dishwasher, making sure all plates are positioned so they are facing the middle of the dishwasher. It is important to avoid double stacking as this can block the water, resulting in inefficient cleaning.
  3. Place larger dishes/pans in the lower basket, ensuring there is enough room for the water to flow between items.
  4. Load glasses and cups in the upper basket. When washing wine glasses in your Beko dishwasher, use the specially designed SoftTouch accessory.
  5. Check and ensure that any sharp items, such as knives, point face down in the basket.
  6. Before selecting your programme, turn the upper impeller and lower impeller. Remove any items that prevent motion.

Here are some smart tips on how to correctly load your dishwasher:

  1. Avoid putting wooden utensils, bowls, chopping boards and pots and pans with wooden handles in the dishwasher.
  2. When placing your oven trays in the dishwasher, make sure the trays don't touch the spray arm.

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