I was recently reading an article that said that dishwashers can harbor fungi and black yeast. I am honestly not sure what these do but they sound disgusting, and I wanted to make sure that my dishwasher was as clean as humanly possible! Yuck! Just the thought of fungi makes my stomach a little queasy.
I decided to scrub my dishwasher inside and out and make sure it was sparkly clean and fungi-free.
How to Clean your Dishwasher!
Here are the steps I took to clean my dishwasher
1. I used a toothbrush to wipe down around the seal and doors edge. I also ran the toothbrush around the drain to make sure there were no loose particles
2. Place vinegar in a glass Measuring Cup on the top rack. I ran a full cycle on hot water.
3. I spread baking soda on the bottom of the basin and ran the dishwasher on a half cycle with hot water
4. Once the cycles were done, I left the door open to air out and admired my sparkling clean dishwasher
Now to convince my Husband that doing dishes is his favorite activity, so I no longer have to do them.
Have I mentioned I have a strong aversion to doing the dishes? I would rather vacuum and do laundry all day than deal with the dishes.
After cleaning the dishwasher, I decided it was time to deep clean the entire house. Here is how I deep cleaned the bedroom.
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Great article! Most people don't think to clean their appliances, but a little maintenance can go a long way and prevent future problems and possibly extend the lifespan of your appliance.
One more tip: Some (modern and quiet) dishwashers have a filter or screen that needs to be cleaned. If your dishwasher does not, clean the area around your sump, below the sprayer arms. Items such as food particles, paper, and broken glass could be clogging your drainage system. Be sure to use hand protection when doing this!