Have you ever taken your dishes out of the dishwasher and realized that they still looked dirty? Have no fear, you probably don’t have to splurge on a new dishwasher just yet. You see, dishwasher maintenance is an important part of keeping your dishwasher working at its highest capabilities—and preventing it from getting that musty, food-gone-bad smell. While you may not have washed your dishwasher before, it’s never to late to start. Plus, these cleaning tips are so easy—your dishwasher does all of the hard work for you, we promise. For spotless dishes and an odor-free kitchen, here’s everything you need to know about cleaning your dishwasher.
1 Daily Cleaning: Rinse Your Plates
We know, we know—it’s annoying to wash your plates before you put them in the dish washer. However, if you don’t remove the little bits of leftover food from your plates before putting them in the dishwasher, they’ll build up over time and prevent your dishwasher from working properly.
2 Weekly Cleaning: Clean Your Filter
If your dishes are coming out of your machine with dirty spots, an unclean filter is probably the culprit. Your filter is what does the actual washing in your dishwasher, so it’s essential to keep up with it regularly. You may not know were your filter is, but a quick consultation with your owners manual (or googling your