9.04.2012

Tipsy Tuesday (#182)

This one is just for Becca...

Tip #182

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 odor.

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.

3 comments:

becca said...

Thank you i am so doing this today my dish washer is in need of it

Jill said...

My dish washer needs this too... Thanks for the tip!!

Beth Wade said...

Good to know- thanks for the tip!