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Dishwashers

Question: Do I have to rinse my dishes before putting them in the dishwasher?

No. The latest Smeg dishwashers wash dirty dishes, pots and cutlery extremely well thanks to programmes which can reach 70°C and advancements in washing powders. Rinsing your plates before putting them in the dishwasher is actually a waste of water (10, 20 litres, maybe more in some cases) and costs you money. However, it's always a good idea to scrape off food leftovers such as bones which can block the filter, and remove fatty residue from cheese and sauces etc.