Dishwashers just like all kitchen appliances require cleaning in order to function more properly and efficiently. Sadly most people clean rarely their dishwashers because they wrongly assume that the cleaning routine is too complicated and time consuming. With this article we are going to show that the cleaning of a dishwasher is a simply task that can be done in an hour.
Begin by filling your sink with water. Then add two cups of vinegar into the water. You must do this because your sink will be the place where you will soak all the dishwasher’s removal components. Now remove the racks and holders from your dishwasher and check them for food particles before your dip into your sink.
Next check the holes of your dishwasher for any food bits and other types of debris. Make sure that all the holes are open so that the water can flow freely through them. By unblocking the holes of your dishwasher will start to function more efficiently and will wash your dirty dishes more quickly and by using less energy and water which will automatically save you money.
Now get a cloth and damp into your sink. With the aid of the cloth wipe the edges of the door and around the gasket. Make sure that you don’t forget to wipe the bottom of the door as well. If there are any hard to reach areas such as corners or underneath the gasket you can use an old toothbrush to clean these areas.
Check for signs of mold or mildew. If you notice any mold or mildew use bleach to remove it. Keep in mind that bleach is a very strong chemical for both you and your dishwasher so use it in small quantities and only when it is absolutely necessary. Take into notice that bleach and stainless steel don’t get along, so if your dishwasher has stainless steel components head to your local supermarket and get a mildew and mold remover that is compatible with stainless steel and don’t use bleach. It is very important that you take care of the mold or mildew because they can cause severe health complications and contaminate your glassware and china.
The last thing that you must do before you call it a day is to check the interior of your dishwasher for rust stains. If you notice such stains use dishwasher-safe rust remover to remove them. When done rearrange the racks and holders and voila you have cleaned your dishwasher.