Load Limits: What’s in your Dishwasher?


Since the dishwasher was invented in the 19th century, it has been saving people time and effort all over the globe. Despite this pedigree, lots of people still don’t have faith in their appliance and often spend time loading the dishwasher yet still washing up other items. Because people feel that there is a limit to what a dishwasher can handle, countless hours are being lost as people pre-soak, pre-wash, and pre-fer to wash delicate items by hand!

To help you save some time, we’ve put together this list of five things that may be handy to keep in mind next time you find yourself reaching for the rubber gloves after you’ve loaded the dishwasher:

A Dishwasher Can Clean Pans Properly!

Some people are under the false impression that because of the size and shape of pots and pans, a dishwasher won’t be able to give them a good clean. Although these may require washing with a more intense cycle, when using Finish, the best detergent, pans pose no problem at all.

A Dishwasher Can Remove Baked on Food!

There is a common misconception that dishwashers struggle with baked on food, and often people feel the need to at least soak bakeware before putting it in the dishwasher. Finish contains powerful stain soaking enzymes that lessen the need to pre-soak or pre-wash even tough baked on stains like lasagna and casseroles, fulfilling the role usually taken by the soak.

A Dishwasher Can Take Delicate Crystal!

You should always be careful when loading a dishwasher to protect your glasses, which includes making sure they have enough space to avoid knocking together. As long as you take this precaution, then your crystal should be fine to go through a crystal cycle in the dishwasher. Dartington Crystal recommend Finish for use with their glasses, as while it is tough enough to tackle stubborn stains, it is mild enough to make sure that your delicates are cared for.

A Dishwasher has enough Room for Stemmed Glasses!

This one is an easy one, as not everyone realises that the top shelf of most dishwashers can be lowered to make room for taller and stemmed glasses. This way, some glasses can be placed on the top shelf where there is plenty of room to space them out and make sure they get a perfect clean.

A Dishwasher with Finish can slow Cloudiness!

Cloudy glasses used to be something that put lots of people off of using a dishwasher. Cloudiness happens when tiny molecules that make up the glass get displaced by high temperatures, so light doesn’t shine through the glass as it normally would. While this happens to many glasses over the course of their life, using the best detergents can help keep them clear of cloudiness for longer. Finish have developed a new patented formula in their Shine and Protect range, which contains special ingredients to help shield your glasses, to ensure they remain as gleaming as they should be.

So there you have it, the most important things to remember when making sure that your dishwasher is working for you, not the other way around. All you need to do is put a load on, and then you’re free to take a load off your time schedule – and to get on with the things that are really important in life!