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I have started a "How To Deep Clean..." series over on my YouTube channel. The plan is that every Saturday morning I'm going to upload a video showing me deep cleaning something in my house, this week I started with my dishwasher. I thought I would share with you how I deep clean my dishwasher here too, and if the posts prove popular, I may start a Saturday morning cleaning series on here too.
It's really important to keep your dishwasher clean. It will help to remove food that gets stuck on the edges or in the filter and will make sure it keeps running smoothly and efficiently so that your plates and cutlery come out gleaming. This clean only took me about 30 minutes so it's something you will be able to find the time to do every few months or so.
Firstly, you will need...
A cleaning spray. I used Method.
- Start off by using the pink stuff cleanser and your electric cleansing brush to go around the edges of the dishwasher and scrub off any stuck on grime. Remember to clean inside the seals too.
- Next remove the drawers and trays and give those a scrub too.
- If you have a cutlery rack, remove it and clean it with hot soapy water.
- Remove the filter (check your dishwasher's instruction manual) and clean this with hot soapy water.
- Use a cloth and hot water and the spray to clean over all the areas you have scrubbed to remove any pink stuff residue. Clean the inside sides and inside the seals as well as the removable trays. If the dishwasher is integrated make sure that you wipe over the control panel.
- Pop the everything back inside and put a cup of vinegar in the dishwasher and set it to the hottest setting and let it run.
- Clean the outside of the dishwasher, including the control panel if it is on the outside.
- When the dishwasher has finished running, remove the glass and refill the salt and the rinse aid.
You are now ready to go with a wonderfully clean dishwasher!
If you work better visually I have embedded my video below so you can watch me clean mine first hand.
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