Where to put the rinse aid in a dishwasher
If you want to ensure that no stains are left on your dishes, you can choose to use a rinse aid. This is because after rinsing, it removes the water from your dishes so that they dry properly. When you don’t use a rinse aid, dried water droplets can be left on your cutlery, dishes and glasses. On this page, you’ll find everything you need to know about rinse aid.
Where to refill rinse aid
Your dishwasher will tell you itself when the reservoir is almost empty and needs to be refilled. You’ll also notice if your dishes don’t shine as nicely after the last rinse. On most dishwashers, a light will come on.
The reservoir is always on the inside of the door, next to the tray that holds the detergent. Don’t confuse it with the place where you refill the salt, which is always at the bottom.
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How much rinse aid should I use?
You don’t have to worry about topping up too much rinse aid. There is a mechanism in every dishwasher that self-regulates the correct amount of rinse aid per wash. When refilling, you can fill the reservoir to the brim.
If there are still stains and streaks on your dishes you can choose to adjust the settings. You increase the dose if your dishes don’t dry properly and you decrease the dose if there is a sticky layer on your dishes.
Is separate rinse aid better than an all-in-one dishwasher tablet
When you use an all-in-one dishwasher tablet with rinse aid, there is basically no need to add rinse aid. Only if your dishes really don’t get clean very well, you can choose to add extra rinse aid.
If you are having trouble getting the best results, it is better to add the detergent, salt and rinse aid separately, as this allows for better dosing. This way you can be sure that you are using enough detergent even for a small wash with few dishes.
How much rinse aid a dishwasher uses
How much rinse aid a dishwasher uses varies by type. With average use, which equates to one dishwash per day, you should refill the rinse aid once every three months. In addition, you can make it as crazy as you want.
There are half-litre bottles of rinse aid available for less than €1, but there are also A-brands that charge €5 for the same amount. Also, see if it can save money to use an all-in-one dishwasher block. In some cases this can be cheaper than separate detergent, salt and rinse aid.