One of the best and easiest cleaning agents available for cleaning out a dishwasher is white vinegar combined with baking soda. We recommend that you clean your dishwasher at least every 6 months with this easy method.

But you may be wondering – why would you even have to clean your dishwasher?

Although it seems as if a dishwasher would generally be cleaning itself every time you use it – the truth is that grease and soap scum and food debris can easily build up in the drain of the dishwasher, in the rubber seal around the dishwasher door, etc. Who wants to wash their dishes, glasses, etc. in dirty water?

5 Easy Steps To Cleaning Your Dishwasher With Vinegar

Here are the very easy steps on how to use white vinegar to clean your dishwasher.

Step One – Remove all dishes, glasses and silverware from the dishwasher. Then make sure to clean out the drain filter in your dishwasher before you do anything else. Every model is different so check online for your specific model and the location of your dishwasher drain. Clean that out.

Step Two – Sprinkle one cup of baking soda (or Borax) across the bottom of the dishwasher.

Step Three – Place a dishwasher bowl or cup filled with white vinegar (cups should work better) on the upper rack of the dishwasher.

Step Four – Run the dishwasher and make sure you use the hot water cycle.

Step Five – Once the dishwasher is done – use a sponge with soap or a cleaning product to wipe down the door, the rubber door seal, etc.

That’s it! Keep your dishwasher clean by repeating this process every 6 months!

If you have any questions about maintaining your dishwasher or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.