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Cleaning your dishwasher

Cleaning your dishwasher should become a regular part of your household cleaning routine. Even if you are running the dishwasher regularly, build-up of grease, soap scum and food particles can occur, leading to an unpleasant smell and less than perfect results from your clean dishes. Regularly cleaning your dishwasher can help to extend its life and its efficiency.

To start, be sure to remove all dishes, racks, and utensils from the dishwasher and also clean out any debris from the bottom of the dishwasher. Next, use a mild detergent and hot water, to wipe down the exterior and interior of the dishwasher, including the door seal and door jamb, and rinse with a damp rag.

Once the exterior is clean, bring a jug full of white distilled vinegar and a clean cloth to the dishwasher. Once you have them both, spray the interior of the dishwasher with the vinegar and let it sit for an hour. During this time, you should also remove, rinse and clean the filter screen at the bottom of the dishwasher.

Also, check the spray arm and make sure it is spinning correctly and removing food particles. Use a toothbrush to gently scrub away any build-up of food or grease.

Once the hour is up, start the dishwasher on the hottest cycle available and use a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar to deep clean the inside. Once the cycle is done, use a clean cloth and hot water to wipe down the interior and the door seal, and let air dry.

Finally, run a rinse cycle to make sure that any residue of vinegar or baking soda is gone from the dishwasher before loading it up with your dishes and utensils.

By applying these simple steps, you can be sure your dishwasher is kept clean and performing optimally. Commit to doing this process at least once every few months and your dishwasher will be spotless and ready for washing all your dishes for many years to come.    TEL 07784844744 NO CALL OUT CHARGE

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