How to Clean Your Dishwasher Naturally
My dishwasher is one of the hardest working things in my house (I basically run it every day!), but it’s easy to forget that it needs a good cleaning too.
When my dishwasher starts to smell, I know it's time to give it a good cleaning.
With just two green ingredients you can clean your dishwasher naturally without using expensive dishwasher detergent.
As with any green-friendly cleaner, baking soda and vinegar are my go-to cleaning ingredients.
1. Gather Your Materials
I used white vinegar (cleaning vinegar), baking soda, and a dishwasher-safe cup (not pictured).
2. Put Your Cup in the Top Rack
Place your cup upright on the top shelf.
I did this because it allows the dishwasher to flood the vinegar out of the cup. This gives it a slow release as opposed to being poured out all at once.
You don't have to do this, but I think it makes the cleaner work better.
3. Add the Vinegar to the Cup
Fill the cup almost all the way to the top with vinegar.
4. Sprinkle Baking Soda and Set Your Machine to Wash
Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher. Then set it to the hottest setting, and let it start.
How to Clean a Dishwasher Naturally
How simple was that? The smell is gone and now my dishwasher is nice and clean.
What does everyone think? Do you have any other clever ways to clean a dishwasher without using harmful ingredients?
More Dishwasher Tips
- White vinegar
- Baking soda (soda bi-carb)
- Dishwasher safe cup