It’s so important to keep your dishwasher in good shape. While your dishwasher’s job is to clean dishes, the process can cause the machine itself to become dirty. Any issues with the machine can directly affect how your dishes come out at the end of a wash cycle. Some dishwasher issues could even damage your dinnerware – particularly things like delicate glasses and silver cutlery. Keeping your dishwasher maintained also reduces the chance that you’ll need to carry out major repairs or replacements. Food, grease and grime can get caught in its various parts, limescale can build up, and regular use can also wear out the machine. So, add cleaning the dishwasher to your kitchen cleaning to-do list, making sure you cover all the key elements related to dishwasher care.