Cleaning the Dishwasher
Don’t just clean the dishes — take the time to ensure the dishwasher interior is clean too. When it’s time to clean the dishwasher, keep in mind the following cleaning tips for dishwashers.
Dishwashers should be cleaned approximately every 30 days for optimal performance. Using affresh® Dishwasher Cleaner or another dishwasher cleaning product every month will help keep your dishwasher from filming and spotting, and the interior clean and free of odors.
Extremely hard water mineral deposits can cause damage to your dishwasher and make it difficult to achieve good cleaning. A water softener is strongly recommended if your water hardness is 15 grains or more.
Using affresh® dishwasher cleaner:
- Use affresh® Dishwasher Cleaner or another dishwasher cleaning product to remove white spots and film. Depending on the severity of the spots more than one treatment may be required.
- Follow instructions on the affresh® Dishwasher Cleaner package (or the instructions on any other product you choose to use):
affresh® cleaners are available at many retailers. Find one here.
Use a white vinegar rinse:
- Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a glass or dishwasher-safe measuring cup on the bottom rack.
- Run the dishwasher through a complete washing cycle using an air-dry or an energy-saving dry option. Do not use detergent. Vinegar will mix with the wash water.
Below are links to other articles that may be helpful in keeping your dishwasher clean and fresh: