If it’s been a minute since you’ve done a deep clean of your dishwasher, get ready!
Why it matters: The gunk that sticks to the filter and strainer can make your dishwasher less effective and can produce bad odors.
🥊 The bottom line: 10 minutes a month of extra care can extend the life of your appliance and leave your dishes sparkling.
📝 A few tips:
- Remove the filter and screen at the bottom of the dishwasher. Rinse with hot soapy water or scrub with white vinegar and soft-bristle brush.
- Fill a glass bowl with distilled white vinegar, place on the top rack and run a regular cycle.
- As a separate step, sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda on the floor of the dishwasher and run a short hot water rinse cycle.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- For specifics on your dishwasher, search for your make and model on YouTube to find step-by-step instructions.