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Yes, It Matters Which Way You Point Utensils In The Dishwasher
The dishwasher is one of the greatest conveniences of modern living, but it can be challenging to fit in every dirty dish and utensil you can, while still making sure they are cleaned thoroughly. When loading utensils into the dishwasher, not only does the "right" method help you save space, but it's also more hygenic — here's how to do it.
The consensus among kitchen appliance makers is that utensils should be loaded in the dishwasher with the handles facing upwards. This will keep forks and knives from prodding your hands when working with your washer, and only touching the handles of your clean utensils means that the parts that touch your food will stay clean.
Also, try to load spoons, knives, and forks on your utensil rack in equal proportions. Spoons and forks take up more space than knives, and loading all your spoons and forks into the same compartment can cause crowding and prevent even application of water and detergent, so mix them with knives to save space and ensure thorough cleaning.