The dishwasher is one of the hardest working appliance in your kitchen. After long periods of regular use, or shorter periods of much heavier use, your dishwasher can start to flag as it gets clogged up with grease, fatty deposits, food residues, and lime-scale. If you’re beginning to notice that your dishwasher isn’t performing as it should, it could be time to give it the full service it needs. In this guide, you can learn how to clean your dishwasher bit by bit to help keep it performing as it should.
When you open your dishwasher door you’ll see a few parts that you can clean yourself. The filter at the bottom of the dishwasher, the racks and even the dishwasher arm can normally be removed. This means you can finally get to those hard to reach places, such as inside the dishwasher arm, or underneath the filter if there are any particularly large pieces of food. While the door is open, take a look at the corners of your dishwasher, and see if they need a clean. If you see any residue, it can be cleaned off with a sponge or toothbrush and some warm soap. Finally, people can forget the door hinges, which often get filled with muck. Clean these with a toothbrush too, and you’ll see the difference in seconds!
The Dishwasher Cleaner
It’s not just the parts of a dishwasher you can see that need a clean, as the pumps, pipes and drains all need washing too, especially if they’ve been working overtime. Using a powerful dishwasher cleaner is the best method to ensure proper cleaning of the dishwasher.
To get an effective dishwasher clean, use Finish Dishwasher Cleaner to reduce grease, fatty deposits, and lime-scale that can build up in the hidden parts of the dishwasher. Finish Dishwasher Cleaner works by flowing and cleaning all through these hidden parts, that can see an entire kilogram of grease passing through them every six months. The dual-layer formula attacks and lessens grease and lime-scale, as well as helping to neutralise bad odours.
To use, peel off the cover and pop it in the dishwasher upside down. Then, put your dishwasher on at the highest temperature possible, running an empty cycle (follow pack instructions). Once the cycle is over, your dishwasher will be left clean, while smelling fresh.