Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday: How to Make DIY Dishwasher Cleaner

Funk. Funky. Funkier. Great words to describe some awesome music from the '70's- but when you are talking about a cleaning appliance, these are not words you want associated with them. Namely, your dishwasher. Responsible for destroying all food particles and bacteria from our dishes- but sometimes, they get rather pungent. Also gross.

Don't shell out hundreds of bucks for a fresh new one- make your dishwasher fresh all over again with a very simple DIY dishwasher cleaner.

*Empty your dishwasher

*Put in 3x your normal amount of dishwasher soap (granules or gel)
*Pour 1-2 cups of bleach into the bottom
*Dump a box of baking soda in
*Turn your dishwasher on its hottest, longest setting, and let the machine clean itself for you! You'll be pleasantly surprised at how clean it gets- and love getting that funky smell out!

(PS- Want something to get rid of water drop stains? Re-run your dishwasher on HOT with 4 cups of vinegar. Good luck!)


  1. I need to try this!!! Thanks for sharing


  2. Thanks, Candice! Good luck with your cleaning!

  3. I used to clean with bleach a lot with my dishwasher, until I had to call a plumber out to fix the gasket! The plumber said that each time you use the bleach it eats on the rubber seals. He said to use whatever else I wanted to clean it with (he suggested vinegar) but no bleach, or I'd see him again.

  4. This article help me. Thank your for sharing.