Get a Clean Dishwasher With Vinegar!

I've read that vinegar and vinegar only can be used to get your dishwasher clean, but I wanted to test it for myself. I've been on a cleaning spree since the holiday season ended, so I decided to tackle my icky dishwasher a few days ago, and now I'm sharing my results!
Get a clean dishwasher using one ingredient!
Coffee stained dishwasher.
Add vinegar to a heavy container.
Inside the lip of the dishwasher.
All Clean!

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  • Sylvia
    on Jan 21, 2019

    Do you put your dishes in the washer along with the bowl of vinegar or only the bowl of vinegar? And what cycle do you use?

    • Patsy47
      on Nov 5, 2019

      honestly people! stop overthinking this! just put a cup of vinegar in and run the wash cycle !!

  • M holst
    on Jan 22, 2019

    how muck vinegar and how long

  • Sabah
    on Nov 6, 2019

    Where are the instructions?

    • Susan Foshey Zinda
      on Nov 18, 2019

      Right above the line "Have a question about this project?" theres a women who ask if you want more details? look to the right and hit the "Go" button

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  • Roberta Morse
    on Nov 5, 2019

    I add vinegar every wash load, maybe half a cup or so during the last 30 to 35 minutes of the cycle, and it makes everything come out sparkly clean.

  • Karen Bosco
    on Nov 5, 2019

    My dishwasher gasket has slimey grey mold that I have to manually clean every week ! I use the natural pods to clean my dishes. I have tried bleach to clean and hot water. It keeps coming back. I am excited about trying this method. Thank you !

    • Patsy47
      on Nov 12, 2019

      ALSO.....Karen, are you on well water? if so, you probably need to get your well " shocked", if not, possibly an in line filter cause it sounds like a water condition issue...hope this helps🤔

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