Is it safe to use a dishwasher?

Household dishwashers generally are safe to use if the water reaches a final rinse temperature of at least 150° Fahrenheit or if the dishwasher has a sanitizing cycle.

To wash dishes by hand:

  • Wash and rinse the dishes as you normally would using hot water
  • In a separate basin, add 1 teaspoon of unscented household liquid bleach for each gallon of warm water
  • Soak the rinsed dishes in the water for at least 1 minute
  • Let the dishes air dry completely