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How To Clean Dishwasher

Having a dishwasher at home saves you from the annoying task to clean the dishes after every meal. Many family members value this machine more than any other. Buying a dishwasher could be a great investment in household comfort.

Yes, using a dishwasher instead of hand washing is so cool, but you also have to keep in mind to put effort to maintain the machine. If there is a bad smell coming from the dishwasher, or if it docents clean the dishes well, it means you have to spend time cleaning it.

The cleaning process depends on the parts of the machine. There are a few steps on how to clean your dishwasher and make it usable for a longer time. Are you ready to learn and use them?

How to clean dishwasher: a step-by-step guide

It might look like a hard task to clean your dishwasher when you don’t know the tricks that we’re sharing in this article. After you read our step-by-step guide, you will find dishwasher cleaning is an easy-breezy job, that can be done in a short time.

Step 1: Get ready

Before you start to clean any room or appliance you have to get prepared your supplies. This is what you need to clean the dishwasher: warm water, white vinegar, baking soda, toothbrush, microfiber cloth, and gloves.

Step 2: Get rid of leftovers

Which is the thing that makes the dishwasher dirty? Of course, the leftovers. Your dishwasher is not a second garbage, that’s why you have to clean it of leftovers after each use. This might be a bit annoying but dish way you will escape from the bad smell that the machine accumulates when it’s dirty.

You have to gather all the leftovers after each cycle of the dishwasher. You can use gloves or paper if you don’t want to do it with bare hands. There is one small trick that can reduce the leftovers in the machine. Before you put a dish into the dishwasher is better to wipe it with a wet cloth, than pre-rinse it.

Step 3: Take time to clean the grime spots

It’s more difficult to notice the grime spots than the leftovers, but both make the dishwasher dirty. Grime spots may be settled on many places - the interior surface of the door, the bottom of the dishwasher under the door, the door edges, the handle, and the dishwasher controls.

When you clean the dishwasher put special attention to these places. Use a wet microfiber cloth to rub the grime. If there are more stubborn stains you can use an old toothbrush to scrub them.

Step 4: Clean the dishwasher filter

This is an essential step for the life of your cleaning machine. The filter is the place where all “bad things” go. You should keep it clean because if it’s not the dishwasher won’t work as well. You can find the filter below the bottom spray arm. What you have to do to get it is to pull out the bottom rack. You can always find more instructions on how to open it in the manual book.

After you have the filter put it under running hot water. Then by using a toothbrush scrub the filter and remove small leftovers and grime that are stuck on it. Rinse the filter well before you put it back.

It’s recommended to clean the filter once a week, but this depends on how often you use your dishwasher. It’s very important to remember always to put the filter back before you use the machine.

Step 5: Polish the dishwasher exterior

Every time you clean your kitchen, spend a few minutes polishing your dishwasher exterior and the area around it. You can do it using a microfiber cloth.

How to clean dishwasher with vinegar

Do you know that white vinegar is the secret that many people use to clean their dishwashers? You can also start doing it because it’s a super-efficient way to have a clean dishwasher and get rid of the bad smell. Let’s see how!

All you have to do is to put in white vinegar and turn on the dishwasher. The first step is to fill a small size bowl with white vinegar. Then put it inside the dishwasher. The next step is to run the dishwasher on a hot water cycle. The magic can start – the vinegar will break down any remaining bits of food, grease, soap scum, residue, and any other leftover grime.

If you want to add double refreshing there is something more you can do. After the cycle with the vinegar is over, sprinkle a cup of baking soda in the bottom of the dishwasher. Then turn it on a short or quick cycle.

Use these hacks and clean your dishwasher like a pro!

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