How are dishwashers cleaned

Dishwasher care & cleaning

For many people, hygiene is an important issue in the household. For example, anyone who has a baby and toddler at home knows how important hygienically clean baby bottles and teats are. Even if the opposite is claimed on various forums: According to independent laboratory tests, the hygiene programs in the dishwasher can eliminate 99.9% of all bacteria and germs. This corresponds to the requirements of the US National Sanitization Foundation (www.nsf.org).

Modern dishwashers offer hygiene programs that can usually be switched on as an additional function to the washing program. For hygienic rinsing, the water is heated to 70 to 75 degrees Celsius and the items to be washed are disinfected at a constant high temperature for around 10 minutes.

The hygiene program is suitable for households with babies, toddlers, allergy sufferers or the elderly: baby bottles, teats or even cutting boards, baking trays or grease filters on the extractor hoods are hygienically clean.

Hygienic coating
Dishwasher manufacturers also come up with a plus in hygiene: the food and dirt particles that have accumulated on the bottom of the lower tub could lead to the formation of bacteria and pose a health hazard for families. To increase hygiene, some devices are equipped with door seals that are covered with an antibacterial seal. This eliminates bacteria.