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Surprising Mistakes You’re Making Every Time You Load the Dishwasher

Of all the tasks you learn to handle as an adult, properly loading a dishwasher seems like one of the easiest to master. All you have to do is collect your dirty dishes (and other items), arrange them in some semblance of order, add your detergent, and hit “Start.” Well, we hate to break it to you, but you’re probably loading the dishwasher wrong. Fortunately, however, you aren’t alone.


Read on to check out some of the most common — and unexpected — mistakes you’re making every single time you load your dishwasher.

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1. You’re putting things on the wrong rack

You have to put each item on the correct rack. | iStock.com/AlexRaths

Some items are safe to wash only in the top rack of the dishwasher. Others actually need the more robust cleaning afforded by a spot on the bottom rack. As Apartment Therapy explains, it matters a lot more than you think it does. (If you’ve ever melted something plastic on the bottom rack of the dishwasher, you probably understand.) Need some quick guidelines? Glasses, bowls, and large utensils should usually go on the top rack. Meanwhile, plates, pots, and pans should go on the bottom rack. 

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