What does it mean when it does NOT say Top Rack Only?
I have more plastic stuff to wash in the dishwasher than I used to and
have often run out of space in the top rack, while the bottom rack
might be half empty.
Things used to say Top Rack Only. If it doesn't say that, does it
mean the bottom rack is okay too?
(And btw, has it ever been that much hotter on the bottom rack?)
My water suppply is cold and it has a built-in heater, on my 31-year
old Kenmore/Whirlpool machine.
I'm thinking specifically of
The tall plastic glasses made 20 and 30 years ago with inner and outer
pieces and air in between, that is, thermal plastic glasses and cups.
The plastic ice cube hopper that came with the fridge 30 years ago.
Moderately stiff, not vinyl, plastic ice cube trays, two of which came
with the fridge 30 years ago, and two of which were bought 5 years
The plastic containers that some Chinese takeout places use this year.
Most still use the folded paper with wire hanger, and some a heavy tin
foil bottom with a clear plastic top, but the two nearest me use high
quality, clearly re-usable, with tight-fitting tops, not as flexible
as tupperware and maybe one step down in cost or quality. (I could go
ask them, but I've switched from one to the other, so I don't want to
go into the first one, and I'm on a non-Chinese takeout diet for a
Nothing on any of these about Top Rack Only.
Thanks for any info.
On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 23:48:43 -0500, "Ed Pawlowski"
This is all good to hear.
I think so. I almost never use it more than one cycle at a time.
When I bought the house I read the instruction manual, but I doubt I
checked if it was connected to the right water pipe. Now that whole
home appliance file folder is missing, but I'll check when I find it.
Once when it turned out a chicken bone (the thin one next to the
drumstick) was keeping the machine from draining (amazingly. It was
in the anti-siphon thing, and somehow because of that little bone, the
machine wouldn't drain), once when I was trying to fix it, I kept
running it through the same part-cycle over and over and the water got
so hot it got so hot, a plastic salad bowl bent.
It might work like BobF says. I don't pay attention to how long it
takes. I do try to note when it finishes because I open the door,
pull out the racks and try to use the heat to dry off the dishes.
That has happened to most of the cups, but I use the tall ones very
little. I still like them a lot though.
Oh, that's what they're talking about. I never saw much point to the
dryer, and I've never used it. It might melt the plastic parts! Oh,
this is where I came in.
There is a switch on the door to turn off the dish dryer heater, but
the words that say which position is which are gone. I'm very careful
not to touch the switch. :-) If I ever have the door apart, I'll
disconnect the switch. (All the other markings around the knob are
still there, but they are written on metal. I think the two dryer
words and most of the brand name were written on plastic, and though I
never used cleanser, even plain water on a paper towel might have
taken them off after 20 years.)
Thanks a lot, and thanks to BobF, Met, and Krw.
On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 16:10:10 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
That's a good idea.
I have a laptop and a wifi receiver with a special ground-penetrating
amplifier. Three percent of the second half of the coffin is devoted
to movie DVDs. I coudl save space if I used solidstate storage, but I
don't think it will last for eternity.
I would read the owners manual for the fridge and/or ice maker. My
guess is that they didn't waste the money to imprint them since they
are not something that gets wash all that often. Printing the
instructions in a book is cheaper than imprinting each piece.
I can't speak to these as I have none. If I did, I would put mine on
the top rack since I wouldn't to take a chance on them melting. I've
had stuff melt in the dishwasher (and an electric stove). It's not
pretty. Better safe than sorry.
Since these are sold to commercial places that don't have to wash
them, the manufacturer probably doesn't care what happens to the
containers once they reach the "end user".
I always put mine on the top rack since I don't want to take a chance
on them melting. Better safe than sorry.
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