Do I need to rinse the dishes rst? No, just scrape off large pieces of food so that the machine doesn’t get choked. How long is a wash cycle? It’s 6090min on a regular cycle, with half-load or quick-wash options that take 30-40min to clean not-so-dirty dishes. Can I use regular dishwashing liquid in a dishwasher? No. You’ll need a dishwasher tablet or liquid, sold in supermarkets. What kinds of tableware are not dishwasher-friendly? The hot water and air may cause wooden bowls to crack over time, and could damage lacquerware and glossy paint. Can I wash baby bottles and chopping boards in a dishwasher? Yes, the temperature can go up to a bacteria-busting 75 deg C in a regular cycle. Can I accumulate my used dishes throughout the day and wash them all together? Yes, you can first run each batch through a rinse-only cycle, then leave it in the dishwasher until you’ve filled it up. Or, you can wash each batch of dishes on a half-load programme, which uses less water than a regular cycle. Does a dishwasher need regular maintenance? You only need to clear food from the filter (usually located at the base) daily, to prevent chokes.