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Question: Do I have to rinse my dishes before putting them in the dishwasher?

No. The latest Smeg dishwashers wash dirty dishes, pots and cutlery extremely well thanks to programmes which can reach 70°C and advancements in washing powders. However, it's always a good idea to scrape off food leftovers such as bones which can block the filter, and remove fatty residue from cheese and sauces etc. Rinsing your plates under before putting them in the dishwasher is actually a waste of water (10, 20 litres, maybe more in some cases) and costs you money.