By: Mrs. Mathis
Image by noricumIf you’ve ever wondered how to clean the inside of a dishwasher, you’ve come to the right place. While it is a good idea to clean a dishwasher from time to time, dishwasher cleaning is one of those jobs that we rarely think to do. Clean Dishwasher with vinegar and he will reward you with a beautifully light surface every time you open the door. Neglect him and, well, I can’t be responsible for what might happen.
There are many products on the market that can be used to clean the inside of Dishwasher. However, you can also make your own environmentally friendly homemade dishwasher cleaner from ingredients you already have. Two of the main ingredients in homemade dishwasher cleaner are vinegar and bleach, though not mixed together.
Basic Dishwasher Cleaning
Clean a dishwasher once a week and you may never have to deal with extra stains. You can also make dishwasher cleaning easier by making sure you thoroughly rinse any plates containing dark colored foods that stain, such as tomatoes or cake icing.
Weekly dishwasher cleaning consists of wiping the front and gaskets down with a damp cloth. You can also clean a dishwasher gasket with a tooth brush if you need to get in the crevices. The important thing is that you set aside time each week especially for dishwasher cleaning.
How To Clean a Dishwasher: The Inside Story
To clean a dishwasher inside as well as out, spray the inside with a mixture of bleach or vinegar and water. Then run a regular cycle without adding any more detergent.
If you have a problem with dark stains caused by rust or calcium build up, clean a dishwasher with one of the special products formulated to remove calcium, lime and rust.
To clean Dishwasher with vinegar, pour 1 cup of vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher and run a regular cycle without detergent.
To clean Dishwasher with a homemade dishwasher cleaner, mix 1 part of bleach with 10 parts of water and pour into the bottom of the dishwasher. Then run two regular cycles, one to wash and one to rinse.
A dishwasher works hard to get your dishes clean. Its only fair that you clean a dishwasher once in a while, too.Print This Article