How to Effectively Clean Your Dishwasher, isn’t it weird to think how little we clean something that we rely on to do so much cleaning? I don’t know about your house, but there are days we run the dishwasher two or three times. But have you ever stopped to look at how clean your dishwasher is?
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Once you crack that dishwasher open and look around, you will see what I am talking about. It is amazing how much soap scum residue accumulates along with grease and food particles.
These things will eventually create an odor in your dishwasher due to bacteria growth. Cleaning your dishwasher once a month using one of the following methods will help keep it fresh and clean.
Tips For How To Clean Your Dishwasher:
How to clean dishwasher with vinegar and baking soda
Vinegar is extremely versatile since it is often used to cook, get rid of weeds, and even clean. Start by removing the filter from your dishwasher and soaking it in hot, soapy water for 15 minutes.
After you put the filter back in, pour one cup of vinegar into the dishwasher’s bottom. Next, run a cleaning cycle with the dishwasher empty. Once the cycle is complete, sprinkle baking soda on the dishwasher’s bottom, let it sit overnight, and run another cleaning cycle with the machine.
How to clean dishwasher with borax
It is important to note that Borax is not the same as baking soda. Borax is sodium borate, and baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. Sprinkle a layer of Borax on the bottom of the dishwasher, using about ¼ cup.
You can add dishes with the Borax since it will clean and freshen your machine and eliminate spots from glasses. Then use your regular dishwasher detergent and run a normal cleaning cycle.
Dishwasher Cleaner Tabs-
These can be a time saver and a lot easier! I have used them a couple of times with great results. They are convenient when moving into homes. I moved into a rental house that hadn’t been lived in for a couple of months and ran a couple before my dishes.
It was so easy to do and allowed me to focus on cleaning the rest of the house!! I always keep a pack of these on hand, and luckily when I notice I get low, I order another pack from Amazon with my prime and have it here in two days. (Don’t have Prime? You NEED easy online shopping!!)
How often do you clean your dishwasher? Do you have any tips?