Hints and tips
To save energy
Place dishes in the machine immediately after
every meal and wait until the dishwasher is full
If necessary run the Rinse and Hold programme
(see Programme Chart on the following pages),
so that any food scraps do not become caked on
the dishes while you are waiting to run the
complete wash programme.
Do not prewash dishes under running water.
Select an economic programme when the dishes
are not very soiled, following the instructions
given in the "Washing programmes" chart.
For best washing results:
Before loading remove all scraps of food and
soak very heavily soiled pots and pans.
Arrange saucepans, cups and glasses etc.
Tilt items with convex or concave surfaces so
that the water drains off easily.
Avoid contact between the dishes as far as
You will improve drying results by leaving the
dishwasher door ajar for at least 15-30 minutes
as soon as the programme finishes.
Empty the lower basket first and then the upper
one; this will avoid water dripping from the upper
basket onto the dishes in the lower one.
Items not suitable for dishwashers:
The following items should not be washed in
the dishwasher (unless they are sold as
Cutlery with wooden or horn handles or
saucepans with wooden handles
antique or fine decorated china
Certain types of decoration can discolour when
washed in a dishwasher.
Crystal-ware and plastic objects, if not
guaranteed dishwasher proof should be washed
Certain types of glass can also become opaque
after being washed several times in a
A chemical reaction can occur between silver
cutlery and stainless steel cutlery. As a
precaution, do not wash together.
Iron and cast iron objects can rust and stain
Aluminium tends to go black, copper, pewter
and brass tend to stain.
If in doubt check with manufacturer of the
When buying new dishes, ensure that they
are dishwasher proof.