Your dishwasher cleans your plates and dishes so if your dishwasher isn’t clean your plates and dishes certainly aren’t going to be clean. Lots of people forget about cleaning the dishwasher and washing machine but these items really need to be looked after.
I have covered washing machine care before so todays it’s the turn of the dishwasher.
Cleaning the dishwasher is something I aim to do fortnightly. I have shown this on my instastoriesbefore so a lot of you will already know my process.
Before using my dishwasher I always ensure the dishwasher is fully filled and then I set it on an overnight setting using the ecological wash option.
To clean here is what I do using all natural products.
Empty the filter of your dishwasher (mine simply twists and pulls). You can find how to do this in your instruction manual or on your washer manufactures website.
Wipe down all your seals and around the door with a solution of 50% white vinegar, 20% neat lemon juice and 30% water. I put the solution in a spray bottle as it can be used for other household cleaning jobs. I use Lemon juice as this leaves a fresh clean smell and lemons are also great for breaking down dirt and grim.
Place a cup of white vinegar mixed with lemon juice in the top of your dishwasher and run it on a hot cycle this will help break down any grease and gunk.
Once cycle has completed sprinkle the bottom of your dishwasher with bicarbonate of soda, bicarbonate of soda is great at eliminating any nasty smells.
You do not have to rinse this from your dishwasher just leave until the next time you use.
I hope you have enjoyed this post, this really is a simple cleaning method that takes no time at all. I love cleaning with natural products especially lemons. Take a look at other ideas I have for cleaning with lemons.
Buying white wine vinegar and neat lemon juice in supermarkets can be expensive or not always easy to find so I have found some cheaper options for you.
White wine vinegar – CLICK HERE
Lemon Juice – CLICK HERE