Condensation is created when there is moisture in the air. When that moist air is in contact with the cooler surrounding area, the moisture turns into little water droplets. This is why you see little puddles at the top of your glasses or dishes when upside down.
Bosch dishwashers use the technology called Condensation Dry. Other appliance companies have models too that do the same or similar things.
With this type of drying method the appliance does not use a heating element at the bottom; instead, there are multiple elements throughout the inside that work together to better dry your dishwasher. The final rinse uses higher temperature water to make it even hotter in the dishwasher. Having stainless steel walls inside helps isolate the heat. Once the temperature drys, the stainless steel actually cools down faster than glass and porcelain making less water droplets.
Condensation drying is more energy efficient and more hygienic than the traditional way of dishwasher drying.
Because there is not heating element on the bottom, it is actually safe to put plastic bowls and materials on any level of rack.
If you are not quite ready to upgrade your dishwasher to have Condensation Dry, here are 6 tips and tricks to reduce condensation:
- Have the top rack not placed straight but at a tilt. This will make the water drop down instead of staying on your dishes on the top shelf.
- Use A rinse aid like Jet Dry which reduces the surface tension of water making the dishes dry better.
- Use the sanitize cycle to make the temperature of the dishwasher at hotter temperatures.
- Have more space in between your dishes and make sure that they do not touch. This will help with the air circulation of the water and air.
- As soon as the cycle is done, try to open the door right away to allow the moisture to evaporate out of the dishwasher.
- Start by emptying the bottom rack to avoid spilling the extra water caught on dishes on the top rack to fall down on the bottom rack dishes.
We hope that these tips help you with making your dishes dryer after doing a load. Let us know if you have any specific questions to improve your appliance experience.