Top 10 tips for optimal cleaning results

Into the dishwasher


Fast, clean, hygienic and efficient – the four key requirements of a good dishwasher. These tips will show you how to get the most out of your appliance.

Top 10 tips


Working in harmony

A dishwasher is most efficient when the water quality, detergent and dispensing quantity are optimised for the load in question and the degree of soiling. The basic settings of the machine is therefore particularly important.

Ask your service representative for assistance.



Large amounts of food residues should be removed before the dishes are loaded into the machine. Starchy foods such as potatoes are particularly problematic because they form a crust on the dishes which is difficult to remove.

Here it’s a good idea to quickly rinse the dishes with lukewarm (!) water.


Professional dishwasher detergent

Professional machines require professional detergents. Common household detergents normally dissolve too late because of the short programme times. Specially optimized formulations are therefore required.

Detergents should be stored in a dry, dark and cool place. Be sure to observe the use-by date!


Correct dispensing

Always observe the dispensing recommendations. This ensures that the required quantity of detergent can be optimised for the degree of soiling of the load in question.

More is not always better.


Water hardness

The water hardness affects what kind of detergents will be suitable and the amount to be dispensed. The best thing to do is ask for support from your service representative in order to optimise your setup.

Water treatment systems help to keep the water free of limescale.


Smart loading

Load glassware at a slight angle to make sure that the water drains off and that they dry properly. Cutlery should be loaded pointing up. Large, heavy items should be loaded into the lower basket.

The baskets show you the direction in which dishes should be loaded, so the design is fairly intuitive.


Leave to dry

Dishes that are taken straight out of the dishwasher are sensitive because of the temperature, so they break more easily.

Allow the dishes to cool down for a few minutes before putting them away.


Unloading your machine

Unload the machine from the bottom first in order to avoid water droplets falling onto the clean dishes. Never put away wet or moist dishes – water is a breeding ground for bacteria!

Before putting away dishes, don’t forget to wash your hands!


Machine care

If available, the “maintenance wash” programme should be activated regularly (alternatively, use the “Intensive” or “Hygiene” programmes). This helps to break down grease, starch or protein build-up.

Minimum temperature during cleaning: 70 °C


Pay close attention

Check the seals, filters, spray arms and basket wheels regularly for deposits and clean on a regular basis.

Use a damp cloth or a brush to carefully remove dirt.



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