5 tips to properly maintain your dishwasher

This appliance's maintenance becomes relevant to optimize its performance and save at the end of the month.

The dishwasher has become a more economical and sustainable solution than the traditional method of washing by hand. It is becoming more and more common to find it in most homes, since it has become an appliance for daily use. That is why dishwasher maintenance becomes more important to optimize its performance and save at the end of the month.

Faced with this scenario, we have selected the best tips and technologies to save on the use or maintenance of the dishwasher.


Self-dosing technology


Depending on how dirty your dishes are, the latest dishwashers automatically dispense the precise amount of detergent and rinse aid for efficient washing, without spending more than necessary. You only need to load the detergent and rinse aid once a month.


Perform good internal maintenance

It is very important to clean the filter of the dishwasher every week so that there is no accumulation of food and thus the washing will be much more efficient. In addition, using the interior cleaning program without dishes once a month will help maintain the good performance of the appliance as well as extend its useful life.


Adjust the dishwasher according to the hardness of the water


In order to achieve optimal washing results and to avoid limescale marks or whitish crystals, it is very important to adjust the level of hardness of the water in the dishwasher. To do this, test the hardness of your household tap water with a PH test strip and follow the dishwasher's instructions to adjust the level between 1; soft water and 5, very hard water. Fill special salt for dishwashers and rinse aid in the corresponding tank, and you will see the results immediately.


Verify electrical faults in the installation


Problems arising from the power outlet are usually one of the main causes of breakdown in household appliances. It is advisable to periodically check the electrical outlet to ensure that it is working properly. First of all, it would not be ideal for connecting the dishwasher to an electrical extension cord.


Select the right program in your dishwasher


Check the top of the dishwasher to review the available programs. Choosing the right program for each need helps performance and constitutes a method of savings and efficiency. A good example of this is Eco 50 ºC program, a specific ecological function for medium-soiled dishes. It is the lowest water and energy consumption program with the best washing and drying results.