For many people (including me, yeah!), a dishwasher is an essential tool for everyday life. But for a dishwasher to work well and last without issues it needs regular maintenance to keep it functioning well. A dirty dishwasher cannot properly clean your dishes and is brown to breaking down.
How To Clean Dishwasher With Vinegar And Baking Soda?
Deep cleaning the dishwasher is easy enough anyone can do it. Want to know how easy? With vinegar and baking soda you can do it regularly:
1. Remove Baskets
Start by removing the baskets from your dishwasher. Often these baskets get a build-up of dirt and grime at the bottom and can even grow mold. Place your baskets in a shallow dish and squirt the bottom with peroxide to pull up dirt, mold, and food that may be stuck in the corners and holes. Let soak while you work on the rest of your dishwasher.
2. Remove the bottom rack of your dishwasher
You will see the drain and the spinning arms that shoot water. Use a damp cloth to clean the undersides of the warms and remove any dirt and food built up on the drain. This should be done regularly for cleaner dishes and a longer life for your dishwasher.
3. Spray the inside of your dishwasher well with vinegar and let dry
Then run a cycle in your dishwasher with a bowl of vinegar in the top rack on. Run-on the hottest setting. This will break down soap scrub build up inside your dishwasher that can harbor germs and odors.
4. Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher
To fully clean the inside and remove any remaining odors in your dishwasher sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher. Return the baskets to your dishwasher upside down. Run a short hot cycle to spread the baking soda and rinse it away while cleaning out anything the peroxide loosened in your utensil baskets.
5. Place your baskets back
After running your baking soda cycle place your baskets back in the correct location and leave your dishwasher open to fully dry on the inside. That’s about it, actually. Now you know how easy it is to clean your dishwasher, you might even repeat this process every few months.