Why clean an appliance if its function is to clean? Even dishwashers get dirty! Specifically in the form of grease, soap scum, buildup and even trapped food. If not properly cleaned from time to time, you may begin to notice your dishwasher is producing an odor. This is because bacteria living in dark, warm and wet places will eventually begin to smell.
To avoid any unpleasant odors and to maintain a sparkly clean dishwasher that can do its job properly, follow these dishwasher cleaning tips provided by Tipnut:
1. To clear rust spots: Run a full cycle with 2 tablespoons of powdered citric acid. You may need to do this more than once to receive good results.
2. To remove buildup and stains: Run a full cycle with 2 cups of vinegar. For this trick, you want to start your appliance first. When the dishwasher fills up with hot water, than add the vinegar and complete the cycle.
3. For an overall clean: Sprinkle baking powder on the bottom of your dishwasher and let it sit overnight. The next day, scrub the powder into the walls and door using a damp sponge. Lastly, run a full cycle on empty to clear any remaining powder.
To ensure a complete clean, don’t forget to wash the door, the tub and the accessories!