How often do you clean your kitchen? At least once a day after cooking? Now, how often do you clean your kitchen appliances? If the answer is never or very rarely then you need to start taking proper care of them.
Not only will they be free of any germs but they will also perform better as well as have a longer lifespan.
What is the most used kitchen appliance in your home?
We bet that it’s your dishwasher. You probably think that every time you run a cycle it cleans itself – it’s a dishwasher after all! Unfortunately, this is wrong! Appliances that are meant to clean need to be cleaned as well – they don’t have a self-clean cycle. For example, your washing machine washes your clothes but you still need to take care of it from time to time. Your dishwasher is the same.
How To Clean Your Dishwasher?
– Check the filter
Food often gets trapped in the filter of a dishwasher. Of course, not all dishwashers have removable filters but if yours does then you need to see whether there is any build-up on it and remove it.
– Use a cleaning tablet
Yes, cleaning your dishwasher is not hard at all. In fact, it’s one of the easiest cleaning chores you might come across.
All you need to do? Grab dishwasher cleaner tablets, place them in the detergent compartment and run an empty hot cycle.
Of course, if you want you can also make your own “homemade” tablets. It’s quite easy and our cleaning technicians recommend them!
The Recipe For The Dishwasher Cleaning Tablets:
- Mix a cup of washing soda, a cup of baking soda, a cup of salt, a cup of water, and 1/2 cup of citric acid in a bowl.
- Press the mixture in ice cube trays and leave them for a few hours until they are dry.
- Take them out of the tray and use them once a month!
– Run an empty hot cycle
Once you are done cleaning your dishwasher then our team recommends you to run an empty hot cycle.
– Wipe the exterior of the appliance
The last step you need to take when cleaning your dishwasher is to clean the exterior of the appliance. Use an all-purpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth!