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Loading cutlery and dishes
The following items are not suitable for use in the dishwasher: - Cutlery with wooden, horn, china or mother-of-pearl handles - Plastic items that are not heat resistant - Older cutlery with glued parts that are not temperature resistant - Bonded cutlery items or dishes - Pewter or copper items - Lead crystal glass - Steel items prone to rusting - Wooden platters - Items made from synthetic fibres
When loading the dishwasher, make sure that you: - Remove all left over food and debris. - Soften remnants of burnt food in pans - Load hollow items such as cups, glasses, pans, etc. with the opening downwards so that water cannot collect in the container or a deep base. - Dishes and items of cutlery must not lie inside one another, or cover each other. - To avoid damage to glasses, they must not touch. - Lay small objects in the cutlery basket. Plastic items and pans with teflon have a tendency to retain water drops; these items will not dry as well as porcelain and steel items.
IMPORTANT! Before closing the door, ensure that the spray arms can rotate freely.
Load cutlery. For best results we recommend you to use the cutlery grid provided (if the size and dimensions of the cutlery allow it.
Place knives and other items of cutlery with sharp points or edges with their handles facing upwards. Risk of injury!