How To Improve Your Dishwasher’s Drying Efficiency

Posted by Nina Harlach on 1/9/2018 to Dishwasher
How To Improve Your Dishwasher’s Drying Efficiency

Figuring out how to most efficiently use your model of dishwasher can be tricky. Most models do a good enough job at actually washing the dishes, but what about drying them? One of the main reasons that we use dishwashers is to save time – right? Meaning it would be wonderful if our dishwashers all worked as well as we’d like them to, by washing our dishes, and drying them all well enough without us having to wipe them down ourselves before putting them back in the drawers and cupboards.

As you know, there are several makes and models of dishwashers out there, and each one works a little differently. You could buy the most expensive dishwasher on the market, but that does not necessarily mean that it will get the job done as well as we’d like when it comes to drying the dishes after the wash cycle. That’s why we’re here – to help give you some possible tricks to try with your dishwasher in order to get those dry, spotless dishes you always dreamed of.

Depending on which dishwasher model you have, the solution could be a little different, so here is a list of the top three solutions that you can try to make sure your dishes get dry just as quickly and efficiently as they get washed.

1. Wash in smaller loads: As hard as it may be to resist shoving as many dishes in the dishwasher as humanly possible for one dishwashing cycle, that is actually not optimal when it comes to the effectiveness of using this appliance. If you typically put so many dishes in your dishwasher that they are touching or overlapping – say it ain’t so – but you should try to stop doing this immediately. In order to improve the circulation of water and air throughout the unit, you will need to load your dishwasher so that none of your dishes are touching or overlapping each other.

2. Open the dishwasher door immediately after: It doesn’t have to be much, but opening the dishwasher just a crack after the cycle ends will allow the excess steam and moisture to escape from the unit.

3. Use Rinse Aid: More like “Dry Aid” because this stuff actually assists more with helping to get your dishes dry than actually washing them. It also helps decrease the amount of water spots on your dishes.


Thanks for reading! We hope these tips will help you to get your dishes squeaky clean AND dry.

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