How can I ensure the best drying results?

To ensure the best drying results, we recommend using a rinse aid (such as Cascade® Rinse Aids*), which helps with drying and cleaning performance.

These products help eliminate spots and residue.You can also try changing the setting on your dishwasher. You can do this at any time during the cycle.

Depending on your model, you can choose from the below settings:

The Heat Dry option, in combination with a rinse aid (such as Cascade® Rinse Aids), uses heat to enhance the drying performance, costing only pennies per cycle in extra energy.

Please note that it is normal for plastic products and items with concave surfaces to retain small amounts of water.

The Sahara Dry® cycle adds a forced air system to the Heat Dry option. It’s available on select models, and offers the most advanced drying action in the dishwasher industry. When used with a rinse aid, it offers our best drying performance.

The PowerPlus™ Dry cycle adds a forced air system to the Heat Dry option. Available on select models and works best when used with a rinse aid. The Air Dry option relies on air rather than heat, and may sometimes leave some dishes not completely dry at the end of the cycle.

If you choose this cycle, you may see water vapor coming from the vent as it runs. This is normal – it’s simply the result of moisture wicking away from your dishes.

For more tips on drying your dishes, refer to your Owner’s Manual or check out If you are unable to resolve an issue or need more information, please contact us.

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