Dishwashers work best with very hot water. Let the water at the kitchen sink run for a few moments until it’s hot before turning on the dishwasher. This will bring hot water to the dishwasher faster.
To eliminate soap scum, mold, and bad odors wash your dishwasher every six months with a dishwasher cleaner. Put the dishwasher cleaner in the soap dispenser and run a cycle. In that one easy step, your dishes will be cleaner, and you will extend the life of your dishwasher.