Your dishwasher is one of the most over looked appliances. Having a dishwasher makes kitchen work a lot easier. No matter where you are in the world, you should only opt for the best. So if you are in need of a dishwasher or a replacement for your old one, look for the Best Dishwasher in India or the best Dishwasher in the UK. The list is endless. Just as long as it does the job, you’re all good to go. Commercial Dishwashers are suppose to be clean right…. Well no…. you think how could something that cleans need to be cleaned. Yes, your dishwasher gets dirty too.
Before you start the deep clean. Empty your dishwasher. Place one cup of plain white vinegar in a dishwasher-safe cup or jar on the top rack. Use the hottest setting. Then run through one cycle. The vinegar helps lift grime, grease and it helps to get rid of any odors.
I must admit, I never knew your dishwasher can get dirty, until I had to call the dishwasher repairman. Last year he paid me a unexpected visit. When he took it apart I was embarrassed. All the grime build up can cause many problems for your dishwasher. He showed me how to clean it. I have been doing it ever since. This may look clean but underneath uhh… warning this is a little graphic.
First, I disabled the arm. I checked the blade to see if any food was inside. If you see any use a toothpick or tweezers to remove it.
See… gross right! Underneath the filter this is what lies here, build up. Mold and mildew is whats going on.
As you can see the mold, grime, and buildup its begging for me to clean it. I used 1/2 bleach and warm tap water to get rid of the mold.
After soaking the filter in warm water for 20 min, I used an old toothbrush to get into the hard to clean areas.
Baking soda and vinegar is a great natural way to clean endless things in your home. Since the garbage disposal and dishwasher pipes run on the same line I cleaned the disposal. If you don’t clean your garbage disposal every now and then it may break and be in need of garbage disposal repair from Spartan Plumbing. So, using that ”old toothbrush” I scrub around the opening, poured vinegar let it sit for 10 min. Then rinsed with warm tap water.
After cleaning add lemon to freshen the drain.
Adding one lemonade packet is good for iron stains and lime deposits. Kool-Aid (lemonade flavor) the citric acid helps get tough stains out. Only use lemonade flavor because any other color can stain your dishwasher.
Here are a few tips when cleaning your dishwasher:
- Scrape food off before placing dishes in the dishwasher.
- Run hot water before starting dishwasher.
- Don’t overload.
- If you don’t have any rinse agents use white vinegar it really works!
- Use a cup of vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher. Empty it first.
- Use 1/4 cup of bleach it helps cuts down on mold.
*These steps will help your dishwasher run efficiently smelling fresh
My added helper to let the family know when dishes are clean and dirty.
Before rushing out and buying expensive cleaning products STOP! Look in your pantry. You have everything you need to clean your dishwasher its good for the environment and good for your pockets.