Load dishwasher - Make sure items are dishwasher safe. Load items with soiled surfaces facing the center and keep taller items away from the center. Silver, aluminum and stainless steel should be washed in separate loads to avoid discoloration. Add detergent - Place one pack in the main dispenser cup and close the dispenser door. Do not unwrap or puncture pack. Do not handle pack with wet hands. Reseal package. For very hard water we recommend using Seventh Generation Rinse Aid. Septic safe.