3 Quick and Easy Steps To Clean And Maintain Your Dishwasher
Did you know that your dishwasher can be a biohazard of mold and bacteria? Who knew that dishwashers require cleaning when they’re supposed to do cleaning for us. Fortunately, you can make sure to keep your dishwasher washing with these three quick and easy steps.
Step 1 – Examine The Drain
Remove the bottom rack and examine the drain. Look out for chunks of food, bone, shells, even glass shards that can plug the drain or cause damage to your pump and scratch your fancy dishes.
Step 2 – Wash Cycle With Vinegar
Place a bowl filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of your empty dishwasher. The vinegar will assist in washing and loosen grease and grime while sanitizing your dishwasher to get rid of that musty odor. Make sure to run the dishwasher through a cycle using the hottest water setting.
Step 3 – Wash Cycle With Baking Soda
Once the vinegar cycle is complete, sprinkle a handful of baking soda around the bottom of the dishwasher and run it through a short cycle using the hottest water setting. The baking soda will help freshen your dishwasher and help removing any stains. Wipe down with a paper towel or dish rag to finish off.
Optional: Wash Cycle With Bleach
If you have issues with mold and mildew, add half a cup bleach in the bottom of the dishwasher and run a full cycle with hot water. Avoid using bleach if your dishwasher has a stainless steel interior since bleach can corrode and stain your steel