Is there a correct way to load the dishwasher?
Every dishwasher is different, so always refer to your owner’s manual, but the general principles of loading a dishwasher are typically the same. Always face dishes inwards towards the center of your machine. Put larger, bulky items like pots and baking sheets on the sides or in the back, paying special attention to the path of the sprayer and the location of your dishwasher’s detergent chamber. Glasses and heat-sensitive plastics should go in the top rack. Avoid water spots by placing glasses between tines, not over them. And for super clean utensils, try alternating the way you place silverware into the utensil basket with some head-first and others feet-first to avoid accidental nesting during the wash cycle.