How to clean the dishwasher

How to clean the dishwasherOne of the most used and appreciated kitchen appliances is for sure the dishwasher. In most of the cases no one in the family enjoys washing the dishes and here comes our saver – the dishwasher. As every other appliance if you want it to work properly you have to take care of it and clean it from time to time.

This task is not very easy to do but once you tackle with it you will be amazed with the results and the quality your machine works with.

You will need the following list of things:

  1. water
  2. baking soda
  3. vinegar
  4. a sponge
  5. microfiber cloths and paper towels
  6. dish soap

The first step is to empty the dishwasher. Then you can start with cleaning the dishwasher’s door. Mix 1 quarter of warm water with ¼ cup of baking soda and wipe the dishwasher’s door with it. After that scrub inside and outside with a toothbrush and soapy water.

Some models of dishwashers have filters – if there is a filter remove it (you may need a screwdriver for this purpose) and use again the toothbrush and the baking soda paste to clean it.

Usually, the holes of spinning arms are full with debris. So, take off the spinning arms and remove the debris built up in the holes. You can use toothpicks for the purpose. Then, run water through them.

The next thing is to clean the tub. Before cleaning it it’s important to remove the food debris in the base of the dishwasher. You can use paper towels to grab them. For cleaning the tub mix vinegar and water.

Don’t forget to clean also the shelves and racks. Wash them with vinegar and water or use soapy water and rinse them.

To remove the hard water stains, run a full cycle with the hottest possible water. This will help to wash away the grease and bad residual odors.

It’s good to clean the dishwasher every month to preserve it in a better condition for longer time.

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