This one is just for Becca...
because this tip about cleaning gross plastic containers prompted her request for a way to clean and freshen up a stinky, stained dishwasher.
Tiny bits of food, grease and soap scum can get deposited in
corners of the dishwasher. After a time, they can make your dishwasher look and smell bad. Here's how to clean:
1. Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on
the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the
dishwasher through a cycle – except for the cup of vinegar, the dishwasher needs
to be empty.The vinegar will help to
wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty
2. After using the vinegar to sanitize the inside of the dishwasher, sprinkle a
cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short but
complete cycle using the hottest water. The baking soda will help freshen the
smell of the dishwasher as well as brighten up the look of the inside of your
appliance by removing stains.