Washing dishes in the dishwasher helps fight germs...
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An automatic dishwasher helps fight the spread of germs in the kitchen. It is
done with the use of heat, mechanical wash action, and detergent. Some newer
models may have a certified "sanitize" option, which assures that 99.99% of
bacteria typically found on dishes, glasses, and utensils will be removed during
Make sure the water in your dishwasher is hotter than 140
degress F or bacteria can survive. If the water temperature is lower than that,
bacteria can spread to other items in the dishwasher. Also, avoid spreading
germs back onto clean and sanitized items by remembering to wash your hands
prior to unloading the dishwasher.
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