How to clean his
dishwasher in the best way
Maybe you have never reflected on it, maybe you are aware of it but are bad at actually getting to grips with it. Regardless of how it is, we will in this post go through how to clean the dishwasher in the best way and what is good to think about.
How often should you clean a dishwasher then, you might be thinking. In fact, it would be optimal if you cleaned your dishwasher every four months to increase the life of the machine and keep it fresh and prevent it from starting to smell bad. If you want to be more ambitious, it is even better if you manage to get an opportunity every month where you clean your dishwasher. So what can you do to make sure that the dishwasher feels good and that the dish stays as clean as you want it to be?
To begin with, you can remove all the loose parts in the machine and clean them with detergent and a dish brush. What you must not forget are the flush arms which are the small holes where the water is sprayed out, where lime can easily get stuck. The easiest way is to clean the holes toothpick to be sure that all dirt disappears from there. When all the loose parts are attached, go on to the inside of the dishwasher with a cloth and detergent, or if you prefer: diluted vinegar. Here you can also catch old food leftovers that are in the machine and make sure that the dishwasher is completely clean, before you go to the frame that is in the door when you close the dishwasher. It's easy to forget this, but the fact is that bacteria also accumulate here from glass and copper.
As we all know, there are any number of detergents out there to clean the dishwasher - but how many of these are really environmentally friendly? We will recommend ingredients that are good for both your machine and the environment, namely vinegar and bicarbonate. To get a shiny clean machine that also keeps your dishes clean afterwards, you only need 1 deciliter of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate, which you can sprinkle in the machine to then run it empty. If you want to do an even more comprehensive cleaning of your dishwasher, we recommend that you run 2 tablespoons of citric acid in the detergent compartment first in an empty machine with the citric acid and then run the machine one last time completely empty without the citric acid before you are done. A tip to avoid bad smells and mold formation after thoroughly cleaning your dishwasher is to leave the door open between each run. If you want even fresher dishes, you can also put lemon peel or parts of lemon in the cutlery basket that refreshes the dishwasher and also makes it smell good when the door is opened after driving.
Maybe you also have thoughts about the dishwasher salt, if it has any effect on the cleanliness of the dishes? In a way, it depends on how clean your disk is. If you have hard water where you live, you may need to add dishwasher salt to avoid limescale streaks on your counter. But if you have soft water, dishwasher salt is not something you need to add. If you instead experience that the counter is wet every time you open the machine, this may be due to the need to add rinse aid, where our recommendation is to use vinegar alcohol of 12% as it is efficient but above all environmentally friendly.
Last but not least, it is of course important that also wipe the outside of the machine. After that, you are done with the complete cleaning of your dishwasher and have also extended the life of it! So now you are ready to run your dishwasher filled with dishes without it smelling bad afterwards. Do not forget to buy your home dishwasher tablets without plastic cover before the premiere run of your cleaned dishwasher!
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