Some people (notably university roommates and coworkers in the office kitchen) think you can throw plates and silverware hither and thither in the dishwasher, what does it matter, it’ll all get cleaned in the end. But such is not the case.
So here is a helpful guide to show you how to maximise energy efficiency and ensure everything comes out clean. Just remember that the water will shoot up from below, so angle the eating surfaces towards the cleaning agent. Also the force is greater for the bottom rack, so things with the potential to break or warp should go on the top rack.
Now you will never have to pick off dried bits of food, or put a dish back for a second cycle. Those days are over.
Video: Ah, the humble dishwasher. This appliance saves you time and water, and prevents back pain (dishwashing can get awfully uncomfortable, even with one of those mats for standing at the kitchen sink). But that isn’t all it can do.