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The drying option may be changed at any time during the cycle.
Plastic dishwasher interiors are durable, quiet, and usually less expensive than stainless steel interiors. They are usually white, but many models offer a Granite Grey tone for a more premium look. Stainless steel dishwasher interiors are long lasting, very durable, and stain resistant. They not only offer a premium appearance, but retain heat from the wash water to aid in the drying process.
There are two types of dishwasher controls, and the difference between them is primarily visual. A dishwasher with fully integrated controls has the control panel on the top of the door, where it will be hidden when the dishwasher is closed. Controls on the front of a dishwasher will be visible with the door closed.
Frigidaire’s Real Stainless Steel is true stainless steel that has been treated with a protective coating that reduces fingerprints and smudges, making it much easier to clean.
For the best drying results:
Some dishwater models offer a “sanitize rinse” option, which will deliver higher heat for maximum drying and NSF certification that ensures a 99.99% reduction of bacteria.
It’s normal to see a thin layer of water in your dishwasher after a wash cycle is done. If you’re seeing more water than that:
The amount of detergent you need to use depends on whether you have hard water. To determine the proper amount, consult your owner’s guide, which lists the correct amount of detergent for degree of water hardness. To determine your water hardness, contact your water supplier or have it tested by an outside source (such as a company that sells water treatment equipment).For best results, follow these tips for detergent use:
“HO” or “Hd” means the dishwasher’s cycle time is being extended while it is heating water. At certain points in the wash cycle, the dishwasher uses hotter water to ensure a clean load of dishes. If it detects that the water is not hot enough, it will heat it.If you’re seeing “HO” or “Hd” frequently, check the temperature of the water available to your dishwasher. It’s best to do this at the sink closest to it, allowing the hot water to run until it reaches its maximum temperature before you test it with a thermometer. For best results, water should be not less than 120°F.
When shopping for an appliance, it's easy to recognize the ENERGY STAR® label that identifies qualified products. This label means that the product passed stringent standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy. Additionally, manufacturers are required to display their products’ test results on the ENERGY STAR® label. The label will tell you about the product's efficiency level, including approximately how much energy the appliance uses, its average annual operating cost, and how its energy use compares with that of similar products.For more information, see:http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=appliances.pr_appliances