Thursday, May 31, 2012

THINKING THURSDAY - What are those thingies anyhow?

Ever wonder if you are supposed to load glasses in the dishwasher beside the thingies that stickup or on top of them? No? Well, I didn’t either until I was reading Martha Stewart’s Housekeeping handbook and found out exactly the correct proper her way to load a dishwasher.

According to Martha:
Glasses should go on the top ring between the tines (the proper name for those things that stickup) and not over them so that they don’t rattle.
Plates get the cleanest when they face the center rather than all in one direction.
Bowls go on the top rack, facing the center.
Butter knives, blade down please.
Spoons and Forks – Alternate up and down to keep them from nesting (or spooning, hehe)
Interested in HOW your dishwasher works? I was. From Real
When you turn the dishwasher, the bottom basin fills up with water. Heating elements heat the water. The detergent dispenser opens and mixes the soap with the water. A pump sends the water through the spray arm, making it spin. The soapy water sloshes around for awhile hopefully getting all the taco sauce off the plates. The pump then drains the water through the pipes under the sink. Fresh water fills the basin and the pump sprays the dishes to rinse. Heating element then dries the dishes. Done.

Martha's book really is full of great info - it's also a great gift a any bride-to-be.

post signature

No comments: