How To Clean Your Dishwasher Hands-free With White Vinegar
I think we all can agree that our "once-a-year spring cleaning ritual" has happened more than once or twice, maybe even ten times in the last few months. Believe us, we are with you 100%. This downtime has also helped us discover that we are neglecting certain home appliances each year that need more than just a cosmetic cleaning!
The easiest kitchen appliance that needs a little more TLC internally is a dishwasher! Weird right? A sturdy and mighty little appliance that has one job, and one job only: to disinfect our daily cookware that is crawling with germs, bacteria, and last night's dinner! What about the grease or food particles that were not rinsed properly before placing in the dishwasher? Where does it go? The answer is nowhere. It slowly starts to build up inside of the dishwasher; coating the blades, the walls, and the bottom coils. But don't you worry! There is no need to start googling expensive cleaning products and time consuming processes.
This is where the household staple and DIY superhero white vinegar comes to save the day! Below is a super easy and simple solution for a maintenance-free dishwasher:
- Place a dishwasher safe bowl with 1 cup of vinegar on the top rack.
- Run a full cycle on the hottest setting.
That's it! No elbow grease needed!
Optional extra step: Sprinkle a handful of baking soda into the bottom of your dishwasher. Run it through another wash cycle using the hottest water setting.