Dishwashing Temperature Guide

It’s likely that you’ve never taken much time to think about the process of how your dishwasher keeps your dishes clean, but there are lots of little factors that go in to making sure you can avoid the hassle of washing up.

For instance, you’ll probably find that your dishwasher doesn’t have the option to adjust the exact temperature of the wash, but why is this?

Far from it being that the dishwasher manufacturers are trying to exert control over, a dishwasher’s temperature is set to make sure it is the most efficient that it can be. A dishwasher runs its main cycle at about 65-70C/150-160F which is hot enough to ensure that the detergent dissolves and is activated, and also that left on food and grease is dislodged and washed away. During the rinse phase the water is heated to slightly higher temperatures of around 80C/180F that make sure the dishes are properly sanitised, and safe to eat from.

Not to Scale

Because of these high temperatures, the natural calcium and magnesium content of the water means that lime-scale will likely form on the inside of the dishwasher, just like inside a kettle. Over time this can pose a problem, as it can hamper the efficiency of the dishwasher, so it’s important to use a dishwasher cleaner once a month to help keep it running at its best. Finish Dishwasher Cleaner removes this lime-scale, but also any other grease and food-waste left in the depths of your dishwasher to make sure that your dishwasher looks clean and smells fresh, but more importantly: a cleaner dishwasher means cleaner dishes.

Can’t Stand the Heat

The biggest downside that there used to be with these high temperatures was that cloudiness could start to appear over time. While the hot water agitated the molecules of the glass, the chemicals in the detergent could cause some of them to be dislodged. Although still smooth to the naked eye, these small imperfections affect the way light passes through the glass, giving them a cloudy appearance.

Finish Shine and Protect was developed to combat this problem, using patented protective actions to shield the glass from this process by blocking and neutralizing the compounds that cause this irreversible process. This means that you don’t have to worry about putting your glasses, and even your crystal, in the dishwasher as they’ll not only get a great clean, but you can rest assured that their shine will be well protected.

Take care of your dishes with Finish Shine and Protect, and don’t worry about the dishwasher – the temperature is fixed!

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