Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
Text excerpt from page 10 (click to view)
Hints and tips
To save energy
Place dishes in the machine immediately after every meal and wait until the dishwasher is full before washing. Do not prewash dishes under running water. Select the washing programme according to the degree of soil and the type of load. Follow the instructions given in the "Washing programmes" chart. Select the half load option if only a few dishes need washing. Remember to load the dishes in both baskets.
Items not suitable for dishwashers
The following items should not be washed in the dishwasher (unless they are sold as dishwasher proof): - Cutlery with wooden or horn handles or glued parts - bronze cutlery - saucepans with wooden handles - aluminium ware - crystal ware - leaded glass - plastic items - antique or fine decorated china Certain types of decoration can discolour when washed in a dishwasher. Crystal-ware and plastic objects, if not guaranteed dishwasher proof should be washed by hand. Certain types of glass can also become opaque after being washed several times in a dishwasher. A chemical reaction can occur between silver cutlery and stainless steel cutlery. As a precaution, do not wash together. Iron and cast iron objects can rust and stain other items. Aluminium tends to go black, copper, pewter and brass tend to stain. If in doubt check with manufacturer of the item. When buying new dishes, ensure that they are dishwasher proof.
For best washing results
Before loading, remove all scraps of food and soak very heavily soiled pots and pans. Arrange saucepans, cups and glasses etc. upside-down. Tilt items with convex or concave surfaces so that the water drains off easily. Avoid contact between the dishes as far as possible.