An organized mom of two has shared her secret about a super clean dishwasher and how to get her dishes sparkling every time.
Chantel Mila, of Melbourne, said dishwashers build up grime and gunk over time, so you need to clean them every now and then to make sure they work as well as possible.
“This is the easiest way to get cleaner dishes,” Chantel wrote in one of her recent… TikTok Videos.
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An organized mom of two has shared her secret about a super-clean dishwasher, and how she gets her dishes sparkling every time (the dishwasher in the picture)
To thoroughly clean your dishwasher, first remove and empty the filter, soak and wash in your sink with detergent (pictured in action)
To thoroughly clean your dishwasher, you must first remove and empty the filter, soak it and wash it in your sink with dish soap.
“Then take a pitcher or cup and fill it with white vinegar,” Chantel said.
Then place it on the top shelf of your dishwasher where you can store glasses and cups.
“Set the dishwasher to its highest temperature for a normal cycle, then let it air dry,” she said.
This should give your dishwasher a ‘deep clean’ and make your dishes look cleaner, brighter and whiter.
“Then take a pitcher or cup and fill it with white vinegar,” Chantel said, then set it on the top shelf where you could keep cups or glasses (pictured)
How to thoroughly clean your dishwasher
Chantel shared her five-step method for cleaning your dishwasher (photo)
STEP ONE: Remove the filter.
STEP TWO: Empty the filter, wash it and then soak it in the sink with dish soap.
STEP THREE: Take a pitcher or cup and fill it with white vinegar.
STEP FOUR: Place it on the top shelf of your dishwasher and run the dishwasher on the highest temperature for a normal cycle.
STEP FIVE: Allow the dishwasher to air dry completely before using it again.
Source: Mama Mila
The reason the vinegar works so well is because it breaks down food, dirt, soap scum and residue left in the dishwasher.
It also helps to sterilize your machine and flush grease, limescale and deposits from the pipes before the next use.
Others recommend throwing a handful of baking soda in the dishwasher before using it, as it will help get rid of stubborn odors.
“Run the dishwasher on its highest temperature for a normal cycle, then let it air dry,” she said (pictured in action)
Thousands of people who saw Chantel’s hack were impressed and said they would definitely give their dishwasher a thorough cleaning.
“I’m saving this because I have a home inspection and I want it cleaner than it already is,” one commenter wrote.
“Thanks for this, wow I never knew,” added another.
Others admitted that they thought their dishwasher was “self-washing” when they ran a wash cycle.
Shocking photos shared in January reveal why you should clean your dishwasher’s filter at least once a month (photo)
A mother shared the photos in a Facebook group and warned others about the grime and ‘black mold’ that seem to have accumulated in her machine in a short period of time
Shocking photos shared in January show why you should clean your dishwasher’s filter at least once a month.
The photos shared on Facebook show a cylindrical filter speckled with tiny black dots and a layer of encrusted white crust.
A mother shared the photos in an Australian Facebook group and warned others about the grime and “black mold” that seems to have accumulated in her machine in a short period of time.
After a few minutes, the mother said she submerged the filter in dishwashing tablets dissolved in water to remove mold residue before putting it back in the machine.
Long-term exposure to black mold spores can cause numerous health problems, including nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the lungs and nose.
“I usually throw away anything that’s moldy. But I can’t really do this here,’ the mother added.