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3 Common Dishwasher Myths: Debunked
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Post# 1152422   6/25/2022 at 14:19 (657 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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3 Common Dishwasher Myths: Debunked

Next time you load your dishwasher, make sure you’re not making these mistakes.



Post# 1152423 , Reply# 1   6/25/2022 at 14:45 (657 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Can't read much of it, it seems to be hidden behind a paywall

Post# 1152433 , Reply# 2   6/25/2022 at 17:02 (657 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I'm not subscribed to Popular Mechanics and can read the text and play the video. Maybe something related to Firefox?

LOL, the video's first section in regards to scraping being necessary for anything larger than a grain of rice references "a lot of commercials out there that show people putting a full plate of lasagna into your dishwasher" and has a clip of a woman putting a foil-covered pan of lasagna in the upper rack for purpose of baking it in there, clearly not to wash the dish.  She then takes the pan out, puts it on a countertop and removes the foil to show the prepared meal.

Post# 1152440 , Reply# 3   6/25/2022 at 17:23 (657 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Odd. I can read the first half page then in blurrs out everything following saying you have to subscribe to view the rest. Oh well,, not a life and death situ LOL

Post# 1152448 , Reply# 4   6/25/2022 at 18:15 (657 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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I friend sent me her tips on using washing machines last week and I think most of her advice is half-assed at best, she said you should never use more than 2 tablespoons of detergent etc, kept talking about detergent build-up in washers when in fact there is no such thing as detergent build-up, she is simply not very smart.


I certainly would not want her working on my appliances.


John L.

Post# 1152451 , Reply# 5   6/25/2022 at 19:02 (657 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

I scrape big stuff off, never rinse.  My dishes come out spotless. More disinformation from the web.

Post# 1152828 , Reply# 6   6/29/2022 at 10:24 (653 days old) by kenc (SF Bay Area)        

Seemed pretty "buy low, sell high" advice.

Post# 1152835 , Reply# 7   6/29/2022 at 11:11 (653 days old) by WindRivers (Wind River Range, WY)        

It is one of those ad-type articles, or whatever you call them. It has links to buy Cascade, Finish, and whatever. I figured that's why it's free and not particularly detailed or necessarily accurate, so I'm not sure why it's not visible to some. I used to enjoy Popular Mechanics, but if this is an example of what you get when you pay to subscribe now, well, no thanks.

Post# 1152843 , Reply# 8   6/29/2022 at 13:38 (653 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
laundry and dishes

I just scrape and load the dishwasher and run it when full, in addition to using laundry pods as directed.

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