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3 Steps to Know How to Clean Dishwasher

Dishwasher is the go-to machine by many homeowners for cleaning dishes after every meal more so, in a big event like family get together or some friends visiting. Whether it is dirty plates, serving platters, cookware, this is used widely to get it cleaned. Every now and then, you have to return the favor by cleaning the dishwasher thoroughly. By doing so, this ensures that the machine will run smoothly and at the same time, look at its best. Not just that, being able to know how to clean a dishwasher helps in preventing odors to float around your kitchen.

To expertly clean the dishwasher, I suggest that you read the next paragraphs and apply the 3 steps mentioned.

Step number 1. Clean the exterior – it will be enough to use hot soapy water and sponge in the event that your dishwasher is made from plastic. As for dishwashers that are made from stainless steel, using glass cleaner can work effectively for removing the grime, smudges and fingerprints that built up in it.

Try to avoid spraying the cleaner straight to the dishwasher front as the moisture may damage the electronic components of the machine. The better thing to do is spray the cleaner with soft cloth or paper towel before applying it to the dishwasher.

Step number 2. Clear the filter – on new machines, it mostly utilizes the manual clean filter, making this step more important. With these filters, it is able to get rid of the grinder on self cleaning dishwashers that finely cleans the food scraps and send it to the drain. This then results to a more efficient and quieter operation. On the other hand, this also contributes to dealing with funky smells in your house as more scraps are trapped in the filter.

So to be able to avoid this from happening, it will be smart to pull out the dishwasher’s bottom rack and remove the filtration system that composes of interlocking parts. Normally, you can unscrew the center cylinder that allows you to lift the system out and disassemble it. Now using the spray on the sponge or faucet, clean each part at the sink.

Step number 3. Deodorize and sanitize – in the following months or years perhaps, your dishwasher will begin to discolor on its interior particularly if you have hard water. Odors can even penetrate into the material. The good thing is that, there’s simple solution that can be applied to it and that’s by using white vinegar. On a clean bowl, put 2 cups of white vinegar then run the dishwasher as you do on normal cycle but this time, don’t use detergents. As the vinegar is dispersed throughout the cycle, it leaves the dishwasher deodorized and sanitized.

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