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Racking Features


Cutlery Basket

  • To reduce the risk of injury, we recommend loading knives and sharp utensils with handles facing up.
  • Mix spoons, knives and forks within each section to stop cutlery nesting together and to ensure the water circulates freely.
  • Keep stainless steel from touching silver cutlery to avoid staining.

Removable Small Items Container

  • Small, light items like baby bottle teats are best placed into the small items container to prevent them from being displaced during the wash.
  • You can extend your cutlery basket by clipping the container on its side.

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Cutlery Baskets will Vary Depending on Model.


Removable Small Items Container

  • To optimize the cutlery space within the basket, the small items container can be placed elsewhere on the base rack. If laid flat, make sure the solid plastic side is facing up.

  • If you place a fully laden small items container under the adjustable racks, it is best to leave the rack space directly above the container empty: there may not be enough water reaching items that are placed there.

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Removable Tablet Tray

  • If you are using dishwasher tablets, place them on the removable tablet tray, as shown. See also ‘Adding detergent’ for more information.


Dishwasher tablets should not be in direct contact with dishes or cutlery.

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Racking features will vary depending on model.

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Stemware Notches

  • These notches help support long-stemmed glassware.

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Glass Supports

  • These clip on the rack wires to give your tall glasses extra stability.

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Spacing-Adjustable Tines

(DD24/DD60 models only)

  • Designed to fit deep bowls (wide spacing) or small plates (narrow spacing), depending on adjustment.
  • To adjust between wide and narrow spacing, slide the tines backward or forward by the handle at the front.
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Cup Rack with Folding Support Wire

(DD36/DD90 models only)

  • Fold the wire up to support tall glasses.

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Adjustable Racks

  • You can adjust these independently of each other to any height:
  1. Fold up to unlock the rack.

  2. Adjust the height to suit by sliding up or down.

  3. Fold down to lock in position.

  • Fold the racks away if you need the space.

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Knife Clip

  • This clips onto the adjustable racks and supports knives and other utensils during the wash.
  • Always ensure that knife blades are facing down.

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Multi-Purpose Clip

(DD36/DD90 models only)

  • This keeps flimsy items (eg plastic lids and bottles) or large platters and plates stable, so they cannot be dislodged during the wash.

  • Slide the item between the prongs of the clip.

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Folding Tines

  • For optimum stability, place larger plates between the longer tines in the front.
  • Release and fold the tine sections down towards each other if you need the space for pots or other large items.
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