Automatic dishwashers are household appliances designed to clean and sanitize dishes, silverware, and other kitchen utensils. These machines use a combination of water, detergent, and heat to remove food particles, grease, and bacteria from dirty dishes. Automatic dishwashers have become a common feature in modern kitchens, as they save time and effort compared to hand washing, while also providing a more thorough and hygienic cleaning. The first automatic dishwasher was invented in the early 20th century, but it was not until the 1950s that they became widely available and affordable for the average household. Today, automatic dishwashers come in a variety of sizes and styles, from compact countertop models to large built-in units that are integrated into kitchen cabinetry. Most automatic dishwashers have a similar basic design, consisting of a dishwasher tub, a rotating spray arm, a detergent dispenser, and a heating element. The dishwasher tub is where the dirty dishes are placed, and it is filled with water that is heated to a high temperature to help dissolve and remove food particles. The rotating spray arm sprays water and detergent onto the dishes, while the heating element dries them after the cleaning cycle is complete. While automatic dishwashers are generally very effective at cleaning dishes, there are some items that should not be placed in them, such as delicate glassware, wooden utensils, and certain types of plastic. Additionally, some types of dishes, such as those with baked-on food or heavy grease, may require pre-rinsing or soaking before being placed in the dishwasher.
household appliances, kitchen utensils, water, detergent, hygiene
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