How to get the most from your industrial dishwasher

Tips and tricks of how to run your dishwasher properly

In this post we’re going to be teaching you some ‘tricks of the trade’ so to speak on how to load and run your dishwasher properly in a way that minimises how many times you have to turn it on and maximises how many dishes you can clean per cycle. Check out our other post on how to save energy with your commercial dishwasher.

Washing Glasses: When washing glasses, you should place then on the very top rack of your dishwasher. Rather than placing them over the top of the tines, it is better to place your glasses between them which will ensure that they don’t rattle around which can leave chips or marks.

Washing plates: To get the best possible wash for your plates, you should try and load them so that they are facing in the same direction. Not only does this give you an even wash but it gives you a better wash too.

How to wash bowls: You should attempt to stack your bowls on the top rack of your commercial dishwasher between your glasses. The bowls that you place at the back of the shelf should be made to face forward while those placed at the front should face backwards so that water can actually get at them to clean.

Loading knives: When you put knives in a dishwasher it is much safer to put them in with the handle facing up. This will make sure that you are less likely to cut yourself when unloading later

Washing Spoons & forks: The aim with putting spoons and forks into your washer is to prevent them from coming together and preventing a good wash. To do this, make sure that you alternate the way that you place them. Place some with the handle facing upwards and others with the handle facing downwards.

Baking trays and other flat objects: Be sure to place these at the bottom and around the edges, this will make sure that they don’t block the water jets from washing your other crockery etc

Long items such as ladles: If you’re washing utensils that are too long for the washing basket, be sure to lay them flat on the top shelf, always remember to place things like spoons and ladles face down so that they don’t collect detergent and water which can leave marks afterwards.

Washing large pots and pans: When dealing with big kitchen equipment like this, try and place them on the bottom shelf of your dishwasher and a slight angle. Don’t place them upside down if you can help it as this can interfere with the washing process and flow of water to other things.