How to Clean Dishwasher

How do you clean something whose job is to clean? We have all the best, top, and new projects to hep you get your dishwasher in top condition. Browse our videos and slideshows or take part in the conversation on our discussion boards on DIY cleaning your dishwasher. We have step-by-step instructions to help you do it yourself!

A Natural Dishwasher Solution
Dry before you wash
Prep your dishwasher by removing any loose debris. Wipe with a dry cloth to loosen any stubborn stains and grime.
Pre-clean your dishwasher
Fill a heavy container with white vinegar until it’s 2/3 full. Place inside a dishwasher and start a cycle to clean the inside of the machine.
Citrus removes limescale
Combine citric acid, baking soda, and essential oils. After four minutes, pause for four hours, then finish the cycle to remove limescale.
Filter your filter
Take a pallet knife and remove the filter. Scrap away any grime around the filter’s rim, wash the filter, and replace.
Remove stains after cleaning
Wipe away any water stains using a cloth soaked in a 50/50 water/vinegar solution.
Top Projects for Cleaning Dishwashers

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Dishwasher Cleaning Videos

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How to Clean a Dishwasher in a Few Easy Steps

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How to Clean Your Dishwasher Naturally

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