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Can’t find your 4th February 2021 article: “10 common dishwasher mistakes”
I wanted to add a comment to the section on pre-rinsing the dishes.
“Rinsing fat off dishes under hot water without using a detergent looks like a good idea and certainly works.
BUT it leaves the sink, travels a small distance (about 3 metres in my experience) down the drain, then
re-solidifies and eventually blocks the pipe.”
John Blaxland