Appliance Cleaning: Dishwasher


The machine in your kitchen that cleans your dishes also needs to be cleaned from time to time.

Grease, soap scum and debris build up and provide a breeding ground for germs. This also reduces the efficiency of the appliance leaving your dishes looking dirty.

Here are some simple steps for cleaning your dishwasher:

  1. Clear the drain

Remove the bottom rack. Inspect the drain and remove any debris or food caught in there.

  1. Vinegar Wash

Put a dishwasher-safe with one cup of vinegar on the top rack. Run the dishwasher through a hot-water cycle.

  1. Baking Soda Rinse

Sprinkle baking soda across the bottom of the dishwasher. Run a short, hot-water cycle.

  1. Possibly Bleach

If your dishwasher still isn’t as clean as you’d like, you may consider running a cycle with bleach (not recommended for stainless steel interiors).