How to Clean a Dishwasher with Vinegar
Distilled water is a popular household cleaner. It effectively removes debris build up and kills mold and bacteria build up. A dishwasher can be thoroughly cleaned using white vinegar. It doesn’t only act as dirt cleaner but also kill bacteria naturally.
Here are the steps in cleaning dishwasher with vinegar:
Make sure to read the manufacturer’s instruction with your dishwasher. Remove the upper and bottom rack of your dishwasher. Check the drain located at the bottom of the dishwasher. Observe the type of dirt particles that adheres the dishwasher.
Remove the lower spray arm of your dishwasher as dirt particles usually penetrate in this area.
Get your bowl for your cleaning solution. Pour in 3 cups of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Add few drops of liquid soap into the bowl and stir the solution with a spoon. Use a sponge and dip it into your cleaning solution. Scrub the dishwasher floor, door and the walls. Make certain to include the nook and the corner of your dishwasher. Pay particular attention to the drain.
After you’re finish scrubbing the area, clean other parts of the dishwasher that you’ve detached earlier.
Scrub other parts using the scrub and the same cleaning solution (vinegar, baking soda and mild soap).
Rinse the inner surface of the dishwasher in order to remove vinegar solution and dirt particles.
Place back all other parts of the dishwasher.
If other components of the dishwasher have been placed back, pour in 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of baking soda into the dishwasher safe bowl. Run the solution in one cycle. Make certain that the dishwasher is empty when doing this procedure. This helps remove stubborn dirt particles and grime around the area of your dishwasher.
Vinegar has a great cleaning power on dishwasher. It acts as an acid in removing grimes and bacteria killing action. Avoid using strong cleaning solution especially with ammonia content as this can leave heavy smell inside the dishwasher.
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