Have you ever walked by your kitchen and have suddenly been caught off guard by a horrendous smell? It’s likely the stench is coming from your dishwasher. It’s important to clean your dishwasher periodically so these smelly situations don’t occur.
If you are loving your new Dishwasher, but are unsure of how to clean it out, it’s ok! Luckily, the cleaning process is super simple! For example, if you are someone who doesn’t require a large dishwasher, investing in a Zline Dishwasher is a fantastic purchase. It’s easy to load with minimal bending, and also gives extra height for taller dishes. And when it comes to cleaning, it’ll be a quick and painless job. Not to mention, it’s compact, which is great for people who have minimal dishware.
Here are a few tips for cleaning out your dishwasher.
- Scrub the Filter
Dishwasher and Dishdrawer filters tend to get easily clogged with food and other bacteria build-ups, which is why it’s the first thing you should start with when you are on a mission to cleaning your appliance.
Before beginning, be sure to unplug your dishwasher to prevent any electrical accidents then, remove your cutlery basket and lift the access panel, which lays right above the filter. Simply pull the filter free and clean it out: You can run it under a faucet or use a small scrub brush to clean any build-up if needed. Do this about every month to really ensure your dishwasher is working properly.
- Spray the Spray Arm
Reach into the drawer and pull out the bottom rack so that the spray arm is completely accessible. All you have to do is gently lift the arm out and thoroughly clean it off. The spray arm will have small holes along it, where water shoots out and cleans dishes.
If any of these holes happen to be blocked, then there is a good chance your dirty dishes will stay dirty. Just rinse the spray arm out under the kitchen faucet and anything hiding within will be sure to flow out. Put everything back in the way it was, and you’re officially done cleaning the spray arm.
3. Sanitize the Dishwasher
White vinegar is a magical tool. It has the power to both deodorize and sanitize, which makes it a perfect cleaner for your dirty dishwasher. Clean your Zline Dishwasher by taking a bowl filled with a couple cups of white vinegar and placing it in the middle of your dishwasher. Run it through a normal cycle without any detergent, so the vinegar gets dispersed throughout, leaving your dishwasher smelling and looking like new.
Stop doing more work than you need to and visit our store to check out our Dishwashers! We’ll help guide and show you how they could be the next best thing in your kitchen.