By Marilyn Syarto
If your dishes are coming out of the dishwasher dirty, that’s a telltale sign that your appliance needs a cleaning. If your dishwasher is doing its job, it should be accumulating minuscule bits of food, grease, detergent, and minerals in its filter, on its interior walls, and around the door’s gasket. If the inside of your dishwasher isn’t clean, this build-up will affect the efficiency of your appliance and your dishes will start to come out of the dishwasher less than sparkling clean.
Luckily, getting the gunk out of your dishwasher is a simple job and our guide gives you tips and steps on how to restore its cleaning power. P.S. You might want to try this on a day you’re also cleaning your oven—both appliances use much of the same dependable ingredients: vinegar and baking soda.