Do you put silverware in the dishwasher with handles up or down?
Which way are you supposed to put silverware in the dishwasher? I’ve seen it done both ways in pictures/manuals and by friends and family.
When then handles are up, the dirty parts are closer to the water jets at the bottom of the dishwasher. Does that give them a better chance of getting clean? Also, with the handles up, you don't have to touch the dirty ends so much when putting them in there. One might argue that the basket actually blocks a lot of the water and/or the dirty ends are too close together to get a good wash. Putting them in handles down would allow the dirty parts to stick up above the basket and spread out more, but you’d have to touch the grimy ends when loading the washer.
What’s the soundest logic here…handles up or down?