Use only a teaspoon of detergent (or break half a block). This is more than enough to clean everything. Your crockery wear less hard, it is economical and environmentally friendly. And everything is really clean!
The tip of a teaspoon of dish washing detergent or half cube is strongly discouraged. You might clean your dishes but detergent is evil for dishwashers!. And a half block is not enough to clean the device itself.
Use instead of detergent vinegar, same result and much better for the machine!
Machine hold good: washing at higher temperatures and with a dash of pale washed, so keeping your machine and the pipes clean, and ... the dishes shine towards you !!!
You can get the odors from the dishwasher to wash it empty 1x per month with vinegar !!! This removes all odors and smells nice and fresh again.
To clean the dishwasher sprinkle a cup of soda on the bottom, good hot water over there and leave for 2 hours.
Then you let the machine run a full program.
Works just as well as the cleaning powders that you buy at the store, but is much cheaper.
It's better not to break dishwasher tablet because they are toxic.
I put two heaping teaspoons of soda in the soap dish and then I leave the machine running empty. All fat disappeared and it is lovely and fresh.