Tips for Dazzling DishesHere are a few tips to help Bubble Bandit work better for you.
Bubble Bandit will clean your dishwasher as well as your dishes. Just as your glasses, cutlery and dishware have accumulated streaks and film, your dishwasher may have developed significant accumulations of hard water deposits and other sediments inside the drums and jets. Running the dishwasher with Bubble Bandit will loosen this accumulation so it can be rinsed out of the machine. Depending on the amount of deposits that have built up in your machine, this may take quite a few cycles during which time your dishes may appear to look worse before they look better. If this happens to you, we suggest you run your machine empty with Bubble Bandit several times to clear the debris and thereafter you should enjoy sparkling clear glasses and dishware.
Bubble Bandit is powerful– it’s important not to use too much detergent. How much do you need? That depends on how much food soil there is, not on how many dishes. For most machines, 2 tablespoons (1 scoop) in the wash dispenser cup is all that’s needed. For a very heavy load, place 1 tablespoon in the pre-wash cup as well. If you have a light load, reduce the amount of detergent. The “right” amount will vary from household to household depending on usage, water quality, and machine. Some experimentation will yield the right amount for you.
Caking in the dispenser- We keep the anti-caking agent to a minimum as it detracts from Bubble Bandit’s fabulous cleaning abilities, so make sure your dispenser is completely dry before adding the powder.
Other Stuff- Scrape before you load. No pre-rinsing is required. Dishwashers and Bubble Bandit work together best when there is actually something to remove.
Load plates into the bottom rack. Plates should fit between the slots, facing the center. If they lean, lean them in and downward. Be sure they are separated so that all surfaces are reached by the stream of water. Also use the bottom rack for platters, cookie sheets, pots and pans. Platters and cookie sheets should go along the sides, with pots and pans facing downward, with their open sides toward the sprayer arm. The top rack is for glasses, cups, bowls and plastic. Be careful to position glassware on the prongs so they do not move around and break. Cutlery should be loaded handle side down, except for knives which pose a hazard if the blades point upward. Space the cutlery loosely, and be sure the spoons and forks are not “nesting” close together where water cannot reach all the surfaces.