Your dishwasher works tirelessly day in and day out, ensuring your dishes, glasses, and utensils sparkle after every meal. But have you ever stopped to think about when you last gave your dishwasher a thorough cleaning? While it might seem counterintuitive, this hardworking appliance also needs regular TLC to perform its best. In this post, we'll guide you through the steps on how to clean your dishwasher and give it the deep clean it deserves, using both simple methods and everyday household products from MamaSuds.
How to Clean your Dishwasher?
Cleaning a dishwasher can be done in a few simple steps.
First, you need to empty the dishwasher.
Then, clear the drain. Remove any debris from the drain to ensure it isn't clogged. This is an important step because leftover food can cause a bad smell and reduce the efficiency of your dishwasher.
The third step might be the most crucial part. You could use any of these three cleaning materials: vinegar, baking soda and MamaSuds Oxygen Powder.
1. Vinegar Wash
Place 1 cup of white vinegar in a dishwasher-safe bowl and put it on the top rack of the dishwasher. Then, run a full cycle using the hot-water setting. The vinegar will break down any remaining bits of food, grease, soap scum, residue, and any other leftover grime.
2. Baking Soda Wash
After the vinegar cycle finishes, you can sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short hot-water cycle. Baking soda is great for removing stains and freshening up your dishwasher.
3. Oxygen Powder Wash
Add one tablespoon of MamaSuds Extra Strength oxygen powder directly into your dishwasher. You can add it where you usually put your detergent. Run a regular wash cycle without heat drying. The oxygen bleach will circulate throughout the machine, cleaning and sanitizing it.
Finally, remove and scrub the filter (if applicable): Some dishwashers have removable filters. If yours does, take it out and scrub it clean. Once the cycle is complete, leave the door open to let the dishwasher air dry.
IF you by any chance consider mixing Oxygen Powder with vinegar or baking soda, remember that it won't do anything. However, you can distribute either baking soda or washing soda throughout your dishwasher, and then add white distilled vinegar into the rinse aid slot.