These use and care guidelines apply to new dishwashers, with lowered water and electricity usage.
The unit needs 120F incoming water; the heater you see only heats the water THREE DEGREES (causing the unit to advance);
Wipe off food particles with a spatula or dedicated prep sponge; using a soap sponge transfers soap into the unit, causing poor fills;
Clean your screen and canister in the bottom of the unit; lowered electricity usage eliminates any sort of food chopper;
Dishwashers require rinse aid; hotter washes improve drying, too;
As soon as the unit completes a cycle, crack the door to vent out steam; the new units have an airtight design for water saving purposes