how do I clean my dishwasher?
There is a recipe of soda bleach and dishwasher soap but I don't know how much of each.
A good method is to dump a couple cups of vinegar at the bottom of the dishwasher and run an empty load on the hottest setting. The vinegar should help to clean off any grime and scale.
@Dotty Albright there have been a few posts here on this subject, Here are couple I found; http://www.hometalk.com/765308/dishwasher-not-cleaning-properly-5-quick-tips-to-make-it-like-new http://www.hometalk.com/477760/how-to-clean-your-dishwasher Good luck and let us know what works for you.
I use vinegar like HomeSpot HQ suggested, but I also use a paperclip and clean each little hole on the arms of the sprayers (the stuff that comes out of those is nasty).
There is a lint trap some where in your Dishwasher clean it. It should lift out unless itis stopped up. Then you will need to carefully get it out. Also I went to the manufactures installation and guide lines page and vinegar like Homespot is what you use to clean it. Wipe down the sides and if you have a gasket with gentle dish soap. It mildews. Don't use anything like bleach or anything harsh.
using white vinegar in the rinse dispenser instead of those commercial products,...saves money and removes spots!
I even use vinegar in my he washer in the fabric softener area. if towels or clothing are mildewy, I put it inside also, and it doesn't smell like vinegar afterwards
I fill a glass 2 C measuring cup with white vinegar. Sit it securely on the top rack and then run a cycle. (turn off the heat dry). You will not believe your eyes when you open that door. ;) !!
I have tried everything to clean the inside of my dishwasher short of using a steel wool to cleanoff the crud. I talked to my appliance repair man and he asked what DW detergent do I use? He recommended using the Cascade Premium that come in packets. I did and using the hottest water possible I ran a cycle it became shiny clean - looked like new!
- Hi Dotty! You'd be amazed at the stuff that gets trapped in the dishwasher drain! Here's my post on cleaning your dishwasher - not only will it look great...it will help the performance! http://wespeakdiy.com/clean-dishwasher/