How a Dishwasher Works
1 Once it is loaded and powered on, water is pumped into the machine and through the spray arms to rinse dishes clean. 2 The machine mixes warm water with dishwashing detergent, and sprays it onto the dishes. 3 It then rinses the dishes with warm water – the temperature and rinse cycle vary, depending on what you select. 4 Finally, the dishwasher generates hot air to dry the dishes.
Do I need to hack my kitchen to install a dishwasher? No. Free-standing units can connect to an existing tap and water outlet (to discharge dirty water). Your dishwasher can even share a tap and outlet with your washer – just attach a multitap or pipe adapter (available from hardware stores) to it. A plumber can also make minor adjustments to your piping to accommodate the dishwasher.