The dishwasher is a life-saver for millions of Brits.

It's super easy to use as it just requires shoving all the plates and cutlery in with a splash of detergent.

But did you know you could be using the appliance all wrong?

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According to an expert, there are many mistakes you could be making with your dishwasher.

Not only do they make it less efficient, you could be wasting money too.

Apparently using too much detergent "costs money and can scratch dishes, result in cloudy glasses or visible spots".

David Palmer, from LG Electronics, shared the dishwasher dos and don'ts which can help you make the most of it.

First up, he suggests placing a bowl fill of vinegar on the top rack before a cycle which acts as a rinse aid.

And when you're loading the dishwasher, ensure it's facing the middle to get the proper spray treatment needed.

He also said rinse aid is a great idea as it helps dishes to dry better.

David said: "It's helpful if you're skipping the heat cycle to save energy or if your dishes are still wet when it finishes."

It's also important to wash your dishwasher too (believe it or not).

Over time the appliance collects food debris, soap residue and gunk which needs to be wiped away.

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If you're tempted to run your dishwasher when it's not full, David advised against it.

He said it's not good "environmentally speaking".

And in other news, recently we shared how you've been loading your dishwasher all wrong.

A good wash is said to depend on who stacks the machine and how things are placed inside.

It also depends on whether the soap and rinse aid dispensers are filled up.

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