Deep cleaning your dishwasher from time to time is crucial for the appliance’s performance and a long lifespan. If you do take proper care of your dishwasher, it will perform properly and it will have a long lifespan – and we all want that, right?
Since your appliance is constantly fighting with dirt, grime, limescale, hard water, and all sorts of other impurities you need to get rid of them otherwise the appliance won’t be able to work properly and will eventually break. Have you ever taken dishes out of your dishwasher only to find out they are ever dirtier than when you first placed them there? Well, this is a sign it’s time to deep clean it!
How To Properly Deep Clean Your Dishwasher?
Start off with cleaning the drain. Pour half a cup of baking soda and a cup of white vinegar right into the drain then cover it with something heavy so the reaction of both ingredients doesn’t cause a huge mess.
After 30 minutes pour a few cups of boiling water down the drain to “rinse” it and remove the baking soda and vinegar.
Then clean the filter. You can simply soak it in water for 5-10 minutes.
Once you clean everything else, it’s time to take care of the interior of the appliance. I like to fill a cup with vinegar, place it on the top rack then run a full cycle.
Finally, you can wipe the interior of the dishwasher with a damp cloth or with an all-purpose cleaner. If you have a stainless steel appliance you can also use olive oil to bring back the shine. Just apply a bit of olive oil on a cloth then buff it into the interior!
And just like that you deep cleaned your dishwasher – it’s super easy yet important!