If your dishwasher is full of icky bacteria, it’s not going to do a very good job of getting your dishes clean. It’s easy to forget about, but it’s extremely important to clean your dishwasher periodically. But, how do you do it? You’d think that just running it would take care of it, but that’s not always the case. To kill bacteria and get rid of built up food and grime, read this post by Cheryl at Tidy Mom:
-Start with an empty dishwasher. Remove all parts
-Use paper towels to remove debris and gunk
-Using paper towels, remove debris and food gunk (I’ve even found hair??) .
- Use a damp rag that’s been wet with vinegar water to wipe down inside and edges of door, use a toothbrush or q-tip to get in tiny places.
-Add 2 cups of white vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher and turn it on to Energy or Low Wash. Stop the machine in mid-wash, so the vinegar can set on the bottom and work. Let it stand for about 20 minutes, then turn on to finish cycle.