Dishwasher tines are the prongs that stick up on your dishwasher racks to hold your dishware in place. Fold-down tines are exactly what they sound like: the prongs can fold down flat to allow for more space. Depending on what you're washing, you may leave them up to hold smaller dishes and glassware, or fold them down to wash large pots and platters. If you have oddly shaped dishes that are difficult to find space for in your dishwasher, fold-down tines can help you accommodate all of your cookware and dishware.
Benefits of a dishwasher with fold-down tines.