This piece originally appeared on PureWow.
There’s a best practice for everything in life, including operating the dishwasher after family lasagna night. Here, five loading mistakes you’re gonna want to avoid — unless you’re into splotchy wine glasses, of course.
Mistake 1: You pre-rinse everything
Just scrape off the big bits (and be careful about what you put in your garbage disposal). Save your precious H20 for the actual wash cycle.