How to Clean Your Dishwasher

How to Clean Your Dishwasher

Dishwasher are those modern appliances are becoming common to every household day by day. As the uses of this appliance is very easy but that not goes same with it’s cleaning. Here I am not talking about simply running an empty washing cycle without dishes in it. I am talking about deep cleaning i.e. filter cleaning, oil stain removing, detergent scum cleaning and cleaning all of its corner where there is a possibility of deposition of food particles which not only make it look untidy and smell bad but also deplete its working efficiency.

As we have previously demostrated our readers cleaning guide to various others home appliances and make them work in best condition for longer duration. So we are back again for the benefit of your readers and this time we have come with the guide to clean your dishwasher using different methods and make it work for longer duration with good efficiency.

As per dishwasher cleaning professionals, you have to clean your dishwasher on regular basis to make it work effectively and efficiently. In this article, we will help you to do the same thing by yourself.

How to clean dishwasher

We have categorised the procedure of cleaning the dishwasher on daily, weekly, monthly and once in a while cleaning categories. so in order to clean your dishwater please  follow  all the instructions and the steps given below for efficient cleaning of your appliance.

  • Daily routine to remove bits of food.

Make it your daily routine to clean any of the remaining bits of food like beans, pasta and rice after each and every dishwashing cycle, For this pull out bottom rack  to check that is there is any food particle fallen into the well and remove it with napkin to prevent it from odors and bacteria build-up.

  • Weekly thing is to wipe away door grime.

Use any damp sponge or cloth and wipe away any kind of gravy spots and food residue that have been settle over the interior of the doors and door edges, handle and control buttons.

  • Weekly thing to remove and rinse the filter.

As We all know if somehow the filter of the dishwasher is not clean then it will not function properly. So order to increase its cleaning efficiency unlock and remove the filter tray located below they bottom spray arm and clean it properly with hot water and use toothbrush, detergent to clean its mesh and cotton frame to remove any kind of oil and grease got deposited over it. Once it get cleaned as new, place and lock it back to the place from where you had removed it in the first place.

  • Monthly thing we have to give it a deep clean.

As we all know cleaning appliances is as important as using it properly, in case of dishwater whether you opt for using dishwasher cleaning tablet or go to do it manually by yourself it is totally depend on you. Important is that to remove all kind of dirt and trapped particle, bacteria’s and detergent residues. For manual clean you can use white vinegar and run a cycle of dishwater without dishes and detergent and, for more thorough cleaning you can use cleaning tablets as they have ingredients that help in dissolving food particles and oil residue. But before washing please follow all the cleaning instructions given in user manual given by your manufacturer.

  • Whenever required Polish stainless steel.

Dishwasher are generally made up of steel with glass frames and these materials are very prone to have fingerprints and smudges, which make it look very untidy. We can use some of the steel cleaner and polish like GH Seal Stars Weiman and Affresh to shine and clean up your dishwasher exteriors, as these products make your dishwasher shiny but they also contains ingredients, which will repel future dirt and smudges. Please be careful to use any pointy and sharp material to protect your dishwasher from scratches and marks on exteriors of dishwater.


At last, we want to say that there are some websites, which will recommend you to run cycles of bleach in your dishwasher, we do not advise you to do that. As after that you may observe that bleach may make your dishwasher to look more white than before, but along with that it will harm stainless steel parts of it and which leads to shorter life of it making it bad investment.

It is not the main thing that which kind of detergent you use to wash your dishes, be it gel, powder or even pods, regular cleaning of your dishwasher will not only helps in increasing efficiency and working of it, but it also extent the lifespan of your dishwasher, which eventually make it a profitable investment.

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