How to Clean Your Dishwasher

 

My dishwasher is one of the hardest working things in my house (I basically run it everyday!), but it’s easy to forget that it needs a good cleaning too. When my dishwasher starts to smell, you know it’s time to give it a good cleaning. With just two green ingredients you can have an Eco clean dishwasher (without using expensive dishwasher detergent).how to clean your dishwasher
As with any green-friendly cleaner, baking soda and vinegar are my go-to cleaning ingredients.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
how to clean your dishwasher

I used white vinegar (cleaning vinegar), baking soda, and a dishwasher safe cup (not pictured).
Step 2: Put Your Cup in the Top Rack

how to clean your dishwasher

Place your cup upright on the top shelf. I did this, because it allows the dishwasher to flood the vinegar out of the cup. This gives it a slow release as opposed to being poured out all at once. You don’t have to do this, but I think it makes the cleaner work better.
Step 3: Add the Vinegar to the Cup

how to clean your dishwasher

Fill the cup almost all the way to the top with vinegar.
Step 4: Sprinkle Baking Soda and Set Your Machine to Wash

how to clean your dishwasher

Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher. Then set it to the hottest setting, and let it start.

how to clean your dishwasher

How simple was that? The smell is gone and now my dishwasher is nice and clean.


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