It can be easy to forget about cleaning your dishwasher, not least because when you empty your dishwasher, your cutlery is sparkling clean – as they say, out of sight out of mind. However, your dishwasher requires cleaning just like any other kitchen appliance in order to keep it in good condition.
How Often Should I Clean my Dishwasher?
It is often recommended to clean your dishwasher filter and drain around once a month, depending on how often you use this appliance. Follow the below steps to clear out dirt, grime and grease from your dishwasher -
Remove the bottom dish rack in your dishwasher and check the drain for any blockages to improve the flow of water and help to reduce odours.
To remove grease, add a clean cup of white vinegar to an empty dishwasher and run it on a hot cycle. To add a fresh smell to your dishwasher, sprinkle around a cup of baking soda to the bottom half of your dishwasher and then run a short, hot cycle.
If you’re looking for a quick way to keep your dishwasher clean in between your cleaning routine, try popping a half a lemon into the dishwasher each time you turn it on. This will help keep your dishwasher smelling fresh and clean.
Why is Dishwasher Cleaning Important?
Not keeping on top of your dishwasher can cause blocks in the drainage system which could result in bad odours accumulating. Furthermore, a build up of leftover food could also cause mould or bacteria and germs to build up.
Maid4You – Cleaning Services
Here at Maid4You, we offer a wide variety of cleaning services, leaving your home or business sparkling. Whether you are looking for a regular, weekly clean or a one-off deep clean of your premises, we welcome you to contact us. Please call 01332 810 975 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.