Sure, you can load the dishwasher any which way just to get the job done. But knowing how to load a Bosch dishwasher properly saves time and may help improve dishwasher efficiency.

We’ll let you in on some Bosch dishwasher loading tips like where to put wine glasses and pots and pans. We’ll also weigh in on for pre-rinsing so getting the job done right includes getting it done quickly.

Tips for How to Load a
Bosch Dishwasher Rack by Rack

With three separate racks you may be wondering, how do you load a Bosch dishwasher? Our tips and tricks not only lead to cleaner dishes, they also help you take advantage of your Bosch dishwasher’s space.

Should You Pre-Rinse Your Dishes?

To answer this question simply, no. Today’s dishwashers don’t require a pre-rinse to get dishes clean. In fact, a little food debris and greas are essential to help your dish detergent wash effectively.

Instead of pre-rinsing, we recommend scraping your dishes to remove any large food particles that could clog your drain filter. If you have any food remnants that are caked or baked-on, we suggest soaking them in warm soapy water before loading the dishwasher.

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Do the members of your household disagree about what is the proper way to load a dishwasher? While our tips may not settle any arguments, they do show you how to best take advantage of all three dishwasher racks. Here’s how to load a Bosch dishwasher to maximize every inch and get cleaner dishes:

Bottom Rack

The bottom rack was designed to hold larger and heavier items like dishes, pots, and pans. The flexible tines of the bottom rack can fold back to hold pots upright while still leaving room for dishes. Here are some other tricks to make the best use of bottom rack space:

  • Place your dishes so the dirtiest side faces the spray arms
  • Refrain from overlapping or nesting
  • Position larger items along the sides so they don’t block vents or the spray arms

Middle Rack

How do you put wine glasses in a Bosch dishwasher? The middle rack is the answer for stemware, mugs, glasses, and bowls. This rack has several adjustable positions to safely hold these differently sized items. We’ve got some additional tips for how to load a Bosch dishwasher’s middle rack:

  • Place wine glasses, bowls and cups facing down and at an angle so water can easily drip downward
  • Position items in between the tines and not on top of them for greater stability
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Top Rack/Cutlery Rack

This latest feature in dishwasher design is for silverware and larger utensils, though some top racks can also hold shallow items like cereal bowls. Here’s how to load third rack in Bosch dishwasher to properly use the space and ensure clean flatware:

  • Small utensils like forks and spoons can each be placed in a slot
  • Larger utensils like ladles or tongs can be placed freely on top of the rack
  • Shallow bowls should be positioned downward to avoid collecting water

Now that you know some tips and tricks for how to load a Bosch dishwasher you can maximize its space and cleaning capability. And if you run into a problem, we can maximize any Bosch dishwasher repair with the utmost in professional customer service. Give us a call today!