Also, I soak and scrub before using the DW. DH is against this (although the last load he did, he saw how much food was left on and now understands why I do it).
Anyone else prewash their dishes, pots, and pans?
I used to presoak, but since buying and using Quantum Finish tablets I almost never do anymore. Not most dishes anyways, I just throw plates, bowls, etc. straight in, those tablets take everything off well. Pots that are exceptionally cooked on I soak a bit and maybe scrub, and I like to soak cutlery a bit too, but other dishes go in filthy and come out sparkling. And no, I don't work for the Quantum Finish company! lol