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caring for your dinnerware
If the is not going to be used for some time, we
recommend you ensure the baskets are empty. Leave the inside of the
clean. Leave the drawers ajar to allow air to circulate.
Turn off both the power and water supply to the .
The combination of high temperatures and dishwasher detergent may cause damage to some items if they are washed in the
. Remember, if in any doubt about any aspect concerning items washed in the , follow the instructions from
the manufacturer of the items, or wash the item by hand.
Cutlery & Silverware
All cutlery and silverware should be rinsed immediately after
use to prevent tarnishing caused by some foods. The Rinse
wash program is useful for this. Silver items should not come
into contact with stainless steel, for example other cutlery.
Mixing these items can cause staining. Remove silver cutlery
from the and hand dry it immediately after the
program has finished.
Aluminium can be dulled by Dishwasher detergent. The degree
of change depends on the quality of the product.
Iron and cast iron objects can rust and stain other items.
Copper, pewter and brass tend to stain.
Wooden items are generally sensitive to heat and water.
Regular use in the Dishwasher may cause deterioration over
time. If in doubt, wash by hand.
Some plastic may change shape
or color with hot water. Check
manufacturer’s instructions about
washing plastic items. Washable
plastic items should be weighed
down so they do not flip over and
fill with water or fall through the
basket during the wash.
Most modern china patterns are
Dishwasher safe. Antique items,
those with a pattern painted
over the glaze, gold rims or hand
painted china may be more
sensitive to machine washing. If
in doubt wash these items
Certain adhesives are softened
or dissolved in machine washing.
If in doubt, wash glued items
Most everyday glassware is dishwasher safe. Crystal, very fine
and antique glassware may etch i.e. become opaque. You may
prefer to wash these items by hand.