While many households find that using your dishwasher is a life saver. Did you know that your dishwasher requires routine cleaning? Let’s look at the best ways to clean your dishwasher.
According to an article at bhg.com, “Dishwasher Cleaning Tips”
“Clean the Door
Keep the dishwasher door fingerprint-free by wiping the outside with warm, sudsy water. Or, use a homemade cleaning solution of 1/4 cup baking soda to 1 quart of water. Avoid harsh cleansers or too-tough scouring pads that might scratch the dishwasher’s finish. When the door is clean, wipe it dry with a soft cloth.
Open the dishwasher door so you can get at its top and sides. Dip a small toothbrush in hot, soapy water, and scrub around the door. Make sure you dig into the grooves of the rubber seal and any other crevices, including the hinges. This step might require gentle scrubbing with abrasive cleanser. Wipe up the resulting grime with a household sponge dipped in hot soapy water. Wipe away any cleaning solution left behind with a clean, wet sponge.
Clean the Tub
Before you start cleaning the tub, use a handful of paper towels to grab any debris from the base of the dishwasher. You’ll find most of the debris around the drain.
Once the debris is removed, set a dishwasher-safe cup of plain white vinegar on the top rack. (The dishwasher should be otherwise empty.) Run a full cycle, choosing the hottest water possible to disinfect the unit while it’s being cleaned. When the cycle is done, wipe out the inside of the dishwasher with paper towels or a clean, dry cloth.
In place of vinegar, you can either put a packet of unsweetened lemonade mix in the soap cup or sprinkle a cupful of baking soda on the bottom of the tub. For either method, run a complete cycle using the hottest water possible. Either option will help clean and freshen your dishwasher.” To read the entire article click here.