1.17.2012

Tipsy Tuesday (#151)

Just in case you are still cleaning and organizing for the new year...

Tip #151

and you might have missed this spot--don't forget to wipe down your dishwasher!

A recent study showed that 62% of dishwashers harbor mold, yeast, and other types of fungus. Twice a week you should clean the seal around the door with a disinfectant wipe--this area is where fungi are less likely to be killed by detergents and high temps.

**Alright now, I'm talking tips, head over to see what Impulsive and Shawn are talking about on Talk to us Tuesday!**

11 comments:

Impulsive Addict said...

OMG! I NEVER clean my dishwasher. I'm throughly grossed out right now. I have to walk away from blogger to go take care of this.

Ew.

Couldn't you have shared this with us WEEKS ago?

But thanks for linking up! xoxo

VandyJ said...

I need to do this, but since it's one of those "I'll do it later" kind of things, I just keep procrastinating.

Nadine Hightower said...

my fridge does this! I've never thought about the dishwasher. Good tip!

Connie Weiss said...

I just cleaned my dishwasher yesterday because my husband is sick....but I didn't clean the seal.

Thanks!!

Amy said...

Ah thanks for this tip! I don't think we ever clean our dishwasher! Will definitely be doing that tonight.

Stacy Uncorked said...

I never thought about cleaning around the edges of the dishwasher...that is absolutely going on my to do list! :)

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Becca said...

Going to show the hubs this one..the eww factor is something else..

Wendy said...

The only time I think to wipe it down is when I see something splashed on the front of it. I always think I need to wipe down the inside where the door shuts...but then something else pops up and takes my attention!

Megan W said...

I'm in a constant fight with my dishwasher! Ours gets "stuck" on the last rinse cycle and will go for hours if we don't move it a notch. So now we can't really run it when we leave or go to bed. Frustrating. Now I need to clean it too!?! Love-hate relationship continues, haha. Thanks for the tip, though. Keep them coming!

OvenDelights said...

I think I need to sanitize mine before I use it next time :)
Stacie, in regards to our Cake slice recipe for the month. I found a link that has a recipe for the ladyfingers that I used to make for my first Tiramisu, which also has a recipe on how to make your own mascarpone cheese which I will try very soon since I have all the ingredients for it. It looks simple. Hopefully this works for you :)

OvenDelights said...

http://www.mandymortimer.com/feb-10-tiramisu/

oops! Sorry I forgot to paste hte link!