While we all enjoy the fun of cooking and the satisfaction of eating, we have to endure the labor of doing the dishes. Thankfully, there’s a dishwasher at hand to help us do most of the dirty work-but you may want to do just a little work to help the washer do its work. Rinse off particles of food before placing items in the washer. Don’t overcrowd the dishwasher so it cleans every plate efficiently, and avoid covering the center hole. Be sure to keep all items clear from any moving parts so they won’t cause any damage, and remember to use only dedicated dishwasher detergent. Show a little respect to your dishwasher. In return, you’ll find that this trusty friend will do all that dirty work for you, effortlessly.