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That wonderful machine in your kitchen that is designed to clean your plates, cups & glasses, does in fact need to be cleaned itself. Wondering just how to clean your dishwasher?
Over time you will find that grease, soap scum and food scraps will build up in your dishwasher. This then not only provides a breeding ground for germs, it also reduces the efficiency of the dishwasher to do complete it’s job, leaving your dishes coming out looking exactly how that went into the dishwasher. Read on and i’ll show you how to clean your dishwasher so your plates will be ready to eat off again.
Depending on how much you are using your dishwasher. I recommend cleaning it every 1 – 3 months, following my easy 3 step process on how to clean your dishwasher. Join the Cleaners Clubhouse to have access to my online cleaning calendar with daily reminders of tasks to be completed.
Clean Your Dishwasher
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR DISHWASHER
Step 1: Clear out the drain
Pull out your bottom dish rack. Take a look at the dishwasher drain. Remove any gunk or food pieces that may be caught there. This will make a great improvement to the drainage, increase the cleaning efficiency and also prevent any damage to the dishwasher.
Step 2: Place vinegar into the dishwasher
Start with a completely empty dishwasher. Pour one cup of white vinegar into your dishwasher-safe cup and place it onto the upper rack of your dishwasher. Select your dishwasher’s hottest cycle. This cycle will wash away grease and grime and remove musty odours, too.
Step 3: Baking Soda rinse
Sprinkle one cup of baking soda across the bottom of your dishwasher. Run a short, but hot water cycle. Your dishwasher will now have a fresh smell and a brightened, stain-free interior.