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Do's and Dont's tips please

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Bobtanian Report 28 Jul 2008 13:18

another tip............try to leave the door ajar. will help prevent that musty smell!

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 28 Jul 2008 12:19

Use the cheapest blue stripe Tescos one :o))

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 28 Jul 2008 12:18

Thanks for the tip about the vinegar Mildred......I only have malt.......I don't want to use the balsamic, that is too expensive to waste....

...will malt do the same....?

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 28 Jul 2008 12:15

Wash a plastic shower head in the top basket (after rinsing)..comes up a treat...

Every month, pour a glass full of ordinary vinigar in the bottom of the machine & do an empty hot wash...comes up sparkling new & helps prevent limescale & white residue on the element in hard water areas (like ours)

This was recommended by a technician after we had teething troubles due to hard water, and just using tablets. Was also told to just use separate powder & rinse aid as this is better.

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 28 Jul 2008 12:01

ps......a loo brush......really ??

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 28 Jul 2008 12:00

We have a water softener too, the limescale around here is very I don't use salt, but do use rinse aid.....I can also use the cheapest dishwasher tabs and still get really good results....

....poster is right about glasses going cloudy over time.....and never put silver or silver plate in because the chemicals damage it....

....I have just put the guards where you rest the saucepans on the gas hob in the dishwasher......and I put in the shelves from the oven too.....

I have had dishwashers for many years....

♫ Penny €

♫ Penny € Report 28 Jul 2008 11:29

We had a water softener installed & was told don't add salt to dishwasher.
Also told to use less powder after too - don't know why as usually as you add salt the water would be soft anyway! Anyway used less & the stuff inside comes out just as clean !!


MarionfromScotland Report 28 Jul 2008 08:12

Ewwwww,yuk,loo brush

Not got a dish washer but have been think about it for a while...if I can get it to fit in etc.

If I get one I wont do my loo brush or baffies lol


Joanne in Burgess Hill™

Joanne in Burgess Hill™ Report 28 Jul 2008 07:57

I cook daily with wooden spoons, and always put them in dishwasher. Haven't damaged one yet.
I put one of those wooden/formica chopping boards through a few times, and it split in two.
Highly coloured food scraps (tomato sauce, beetroot) may plastic lunchboxes turn pink.

Joanne x

~~~Foxylady (with silverhair)~~~

~~~Foxylady (with silverhair)~~~ Report 28 Jul 2008 07:50

Hi Kay i've got a dishwasher like yours,only occasionly breaking down (man flu). YUK! the thought of toilet brushes in machine and flip flops YUK YUK!!!
>>>> runs too to throw up >>>>


Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Jul 2008 06:45

if you do put the pets bowls in them make sure you re rinse them before using for their food. Vets Tip ,
Some animals can get a sore mouth from licking their bowls which will still have rinse aid etc dried on them.
We had to take our old cat to the vet with mouth problems and he was diagnosed as being allergic to the bowls being washed in the dishwasher. I always rinse the bowls before I use them and our old cat was then fine,.current girl doesnt get any problems either



andie Report 28 Jul 2008 00:13

i cant believe that someone would put a toilet brush in the dish washer yuk yuk yuk.

there so cheap its better to buy new.

still nothing surprises me one of my mums old neighbours used to hoover her front lawn after she cut the grass.


Kay???? Report 27 Jul 2008 23:52

My dishwasher ,cuts the grass, &hoovers,!!:}}} uses less water and never breaks down,,,,,,,,,,,!!

X Lairy- Fairy

X Lairy- Fairy Report 27 Jul 2008 23:50

if you have a 3 in 1 thingy programme and you buy the 3 in 1
dont use salt ....


Bobtanian Report 27 Jul 2008 23:46

it always puzzles me............the instructions WE had said to put the knives and forks in points upwards.........Seems double daft to have just sterilized them and are going to pick them out by the business ends.
also a woman, I think in america was killed( MAY be an Urban Legend) by falling on the points up knives........

SOME knife handles cant stand the heat, and will crack!!

as someone else has said.......dont forget the salt.
the softener needs it!!!


Hoobity Report 27 Jul 2008 23:43

Mau I do the bleach thing too, mind you I haven't got a dish washer. lol xx


Hoobity Report 27 Jul 2008 23:41

Helen I will tell her about the dog bowls as I know she has a dog, although I'm sure she will already do this.
I do understand about the high temperature sterilizing things but its just the thought of it, lol
At least I can now tell her she isn't the only one. xx


Mauatthecoast Report 27 Jul 2008 23:38

Sounds a tad extravagent Shirley, to run the washer with just a toilet brush in,when she could put it into bleach.

You can buy new brushes for 48p each in our local Wilkinsons lol xx

.•:*:•. Devishly Angelic Juliecat & Panda..•:*:•.

.•:*:•. Devishly Angelic Juliecat & Panda..•:*:•. Report 27 Jul 2008 23:34

Shame......I might have considered buying one ;-)

night.....sweet dreams


Hoobity Report 27 Jul 2008 23:33

Not kidding at all Mau, my face must have been a picture when she told me this. She did say she put it in by its self then went on to explain about the high temp and there would be no germs left. I wasn't convinced, lol. shirley.xx