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April 5, 2014

Theresa Timmons: Who knew washing dishes could be so complicated?

(Continued)

"That's good ... it won't bother you when you watch TV," I said.

At the same time I was looking at the 28-page instruction manual, and apparently the dishwasher contained chemicals that cause cancer and birth defects in California. Indiana was not mentioned, so I guessed we were safe.

Three pages of the manual were devoted to "loading patterns," and included pictures of which slots in the silverware basket were designated for salad forks, dinner forks and serving forks.

"Do I need to memorize this?" I asked.

"Maybe," he said.

I studied the manual further.

The dishwasher has six possible cycles. And the cycles have options. It has a delayed start option, a sanitize option, a speed perfect option, a half load option and an ExtraShine option.

I don't know what the speed perfect option is, but I might write a letter and ask Mr. Bosch.

The sanitize option can only be used in the heavy, auto and normal cycles. It has a smart control that gets mad if the water supply is different than 120 degrees. I don't really understand what happens if the temperature is 119 degrees. Maybe it cusses.

There are six different rinse aid dispenser settings. And you have to make up your mind how much rinse aid you want to dispense because leaving it at "r:00" may result in longer cycle times!

Part of one page was devoted to a flow chart to help the new owner set the rinse aid dispenser. I have never used rinse aid. I might take the class about it at Ivy Tech.

The recommended detergent amount depends on whether you have hard water, medium water or soft water, and amount of soilage on the dishes. And the cycle.

It has an intensive drying option that can be turned off in four steps. An Auto Power option that can be turned off in 5 steps. More flow charts. A child lock. A special LED light that illuminates on the floor to indicate the unit is running — I guess because it is so quiet you might wonder.

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