Last Updated on January 20, 2021
– Remove all the accessories: bottom and top rack, utensil holder, and spray arm;
– Damp a soft cloth in warm, soapy water and use it to clean the accessories;
– If needed, grab a soft brush and use it to get rid of food particles;
– Rinse and put them back in their spot;
3. Use White Vinegar And Baking Soda To Clean The Interior
White vinegar and baking soda
are two extremely versatile ingredients that can be used to clean many different things around the house – and they are also great DIY dishwasher cleaners who complement each other perfectly. White vinegar acts as a cleaner and antibacterial substance, while baking soda gives the dishwasher a fresh odor and a shiny look. Let’s learn how to use them! How to clean the dishwasher with vinegar and baking soda:
– Pour white vinegar into a bowl (about two cups) and place it in the top rack;
– Run a normal cycle, without any detergent or dishes;
– Afterward, sprinkle a cup of baking soda into the bottom of the dishwasher and let it sit overnight;
– Run a short cycle with hot water, without any detergent or dishes; Alternatively, you can also use specialized cleaning tablets for the same purpose. If you do so, make sure to read the instructions to avoid making any mistakes.
4. Clean The Exterior Of The Dishwasher
Don’t forget about the exterior! Different materials should be cleaned in different ways. With that being said, if your dishwasher is made of plastic, a cleaning rag damped in soapy, hot water is enough to clean it properly. If your dishwasher’s exterior is made of stainless steel, you can dilute vinegar in water .and then pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the stainless steel and use a clean, soft cloth to wipe it dry. That’s it. It’s pretty easy, isn’t it? Well, There’s more. Here are some extra useful tips to help you keep your dishwasher clean
•Always rinse your dirty dishes before putting them in the dishwasher: getting rid of as most food debris as you can before placing the dishes in the dishwasher is a tip you should absolutely follow. Instead of rinsing, you can also use your napkin or a paper towel to sweep the leftovers into the garbage can and absorb most of the excess grease. Although this extra step makes the process slightly slower and laborious, it will save you time since you won’t need to clean the dishwasher so often, and may even save you money since it drastically reduces the likelihood of a critical malfunction.