If you have already got the best water softeners Berkshire has to offer then you are well on your way to ensuring that your dishwasher will last a long time.

Build-up of lime scale in your plumbed-in devices can reduce the efficiency and longevity of them, so you can actually save money by installing a water softener.

If you have just got a new dishwasher, or need your current one to last for a bit longer, then follow these tips to maximise its lifecycle.


  1. Use it as little as possible

This may sound obvious, but a dishwasher will probably last for a certain number of cycles. This doesn’t mean you should just do the washing up, but that you should make sure you wait until you have a full load before putting it on.


  1. Clean your dishwasher regularly

If you have a clean-dishwasher cycle then make sure you use this once a month to keep your machine in tip top condition. If not then run the occasional hot wash to dislodge any build ups that may be forming.


  1. Avoid using strong chemicals

Don’t put chlorine bleach in your dishwasher as it can greatly reduce the lifespan of your dishwasher. Minimise the use of degreasers as well. If you have a grease problem then make sure you use very hot water to run a cycle on, as described above.


  1. Only clean dishwasher safe items

Only use it for cleaning items from your kitchen and crockery. Using it to clean paint items can damage the mechanism.