5 tips to clean your dishwasher

Even if it is intended for cleaning, the dishwasher also needs to be cleaned from time to time. Here are 5 tips to remove dirt and bad odors.

1. The rotating arms of the dishwasher may become dirty. With a toothpick, tweezers, or other sharp object, remove any pieces of food that clog small holes.

2. The outline of the door and the seal of the appliance should be rubbed with a sponge and a general purpose cleaner. Since these areas are not affected by water and cleaning products during washing, they accumulate dirt. Exposed to moisture, they can become areas of accumulation of mold or fungi.

3. The various baskets of the dishwasher can be cleaned simply with a toothbrush and white vinegar.

4. To get rid of unpleasant odors, cleaning is continued by operating the appliance unladen. For this washing cycle, sodium bicarbonate is placed in the soap dispenser. It is also possible to use a cup of white vinegar, which is placed in the bottom of the vat before starting the appliance.

5. Most dishwashers have a filter that must be cleaned regularly and optionally replaced. It is advisable to follow the instructions in the appliance manual for this cleaning, but normally the filter can be rinsed with water and rubbed with a small brush. Do not forget to unplug the machine if you have to unscrew some parts of the machine to access the filter. We take our precautions!

Cant afford a dishwasher?

If you don’t have the money for a dishwasher then you can always just use water from the tap to blast the dirt off. Both ways, we think will work fine depending on your budget. Either way, though you will need to get a kitchen faucet, we recommend the Delta 9178 for pretty much anybody.

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