I write a lot about appliance safety, but I’ve always been surprised and disappointed at how few of my articles warning about fire risks in appliances get shared. It’s not a pleasant thing to think about, but it’s empowering to pro-actively cut down risks and it’s good to potentially help others by sharing warnings. Spending... continue reading.
Unlike washing machines, dishwashers need to be set up for the correct water hardness levels. Manufacturers use factory default settings that try to be suitable for the average house in the UK. However, as water hardness varies considerably from area to area this means yours could be set too high or too low. If using... continue reading.
Dishwashers use rinse aid so that dishes come out nice and dry without marks on them. They are fitted with a rinse aid compartment which is factory set to dispense a specific dosage. As water hardness varies across the UK this setting may or may not be right for you. It’s possible you might get... continue reading.
Have you calibrated your dishwasher for multi-tab detergent? Dishwashers are designed to wash dishes using a combination of detergent, salt, and rinse aid. They have always been designed to work like this with each component doing a specific but vital job. However, we now have multi tab detergents that claim to do away with the... continue reading.
If you are wondering which is the best dishwasher detergent then Which? currently say one of the Fairy dishwasher detergents is best – and has been for the last 4 years. There are other best buys too – and they even advise to avoid one specific detergent sold at Asda. All the information is available... continue reading.
There is a common question about how much water dishwashers use compared to washing by hand. There is confusion over which is the most economical. Even which is the most environmentally friendly. I’ve seen an advert claiming a Bosch dishwasher uses as little as 9 litres of water. It said it used, “a lot less... continue reading.