Be sure to use detergents that are specifically for dishwashers. There are three types of dishwasher detergent:
- Granular or powder detergents
- Tablets or gel packs
- Liquid or gel detergents
Don’t use dish washing liquid, hand soap, bleach, vinegar or any other chemicals under any circumstances as these products reduce your dishwasher’s performance, cause metal pieces to rust, and may even shorten the lifespan of your appliance.