Loading the dishwasher Cutlery basket (depending on model) The cutlery basket can be placed anywhere on the front rows of spikes in the lower basket. ^ Fit it onto the cutlery basket if required. ^ To avoid the risk of injury, knives and forks should be placed with the handles upwards in the basket. However, cutlery placed handle down in the basket will come out cleaner and drier. ^ Place small items of cutlery in the individual slots on three sides of the cutlery basket. Cutlery insert for the cutlery basket Use the insert supplied for heavily soiled items of cutlery. The insert separates the items so that they can be more easily accessed by water. 30 ^ Insert cutlery with the handles facing downwards, and distribute them evenly along the insert.