To get the best wash performance from your dishwasher, follow the tips below for loading your glasses, dishes, and other cooking items into the racks. 



  • Don't worry about pre-rinsing your dishes before loading. Just scrape off large pieces of food from the dishes.

  • Use care when loading your glass and delicate plates to avoid chipping or breaking.

  • When possible, try to angle your items (especially ones with concave bottoms) so that they're less likely to hold water. 

  • Don't stack plates against each other. Water and detergent needs to be able to reach all the surfaces. 

  • The spray arm needs to spin freely, so make sure nothing is blocking them from turning. 


Upper Rack

  • It's best to put your glasses, mugs, and dishwasher-safe plastic and wood items in the upper rack.

  • Shorter items like cups and small glasses should be placed int he shallowest parts of the rack, which is usually along the sides. Tall glasses and water bottles should be placed in deeper areas of the upper rack; make sure they rest firmly against the tines so they don't fall over.


Lower Rack

  • Place plates in between the tines.

  • Tall platters or pans should be loaded along the sides or in the very back of the rack. 

  • Glasses are more likely to be chipped or damaged if placed in the lower rack, so we recommend keeping them in the upper rack.

  • Your bowls, casserole dishes, and other similar items can usually fit in either of the corners. Be sure to place them at an angle, facing downward.

  • Items with heavy, dried-on and baked-on soils such as pots, pans and casseroles should be loaded in the lower rack with the open end down, facing directly toward the wash arm below the lower rack.




  • Place silverware utensils with the handles down in the slots in the silverware basket. It you choose not to use the slots in the silverware basket, load silverware in the basket loosely with handles facing down.

  • Place tall utensils in the basket or on the third rack and make sure they do not interfere with the spray arm.


Loading suggestions are also found in your Owner's Manual.