You are well aware that your dishwasher is a cleaning appliance; but what happens when your dishwasher itself gets dirty?
When a dishwasher is used on a regular basis, you may find that a build-up of unseemly deposits like fat and excess food can begin to get in the way of the key parts in the machine, whose function is to ensure that your dishes come out sparkling. To make sure that your dishwasher keeps cleaning to the standard that you are used to, it’s useful to remember ‘The Three Ls’:
LEARN more about your Dishwasher
Firstly, it’s important to get to grips with the ins and outs of your wonderful appliance, in particular, how to keep it clean and functioning properly. Every dishwasher is different, so it’s a good idea to check the manual for tips on things like how to clean the filter. A product like Finish Dishwasher Cleaner can be used in any dishwasher to remove the build-ups of dirt, grease and lime-scale, and is very easy to use. Simply remove the sticker from the top of the cleaner and place the bottle upside down securely in the bottom rack, then run a high temperature cycle as you would normally do (just make sure that its empty of dishes and any other detergents). It attacks and breaks down the layers of grease and minerals that build up in all the machine’s hard to reach areas, ensuring maximum performance. Finish up with a quick wipe of the insides with a cleaning spray. Your dishwasher is now ready to go as before.
LOVE your Dishwasher
If your dishwasher isn’t clean on the inside, how can you hope for it to clean your dishes? If you don’t clean it the right way periodically, then it cannot function as well as it should or clean as thoroughly as it is supposed to. An unclean dishwasher cannot dislodge food particles or clean away oily stains since important components like the spray arms and jets get clogged up with leftover food, grease and dirt. It is recommended that you clean your dishwasher about once a month to ensure that it performs its duties well and leaves you with clean plates and cutlery.
LIVE your life
This is definitely the most important factor, because this is why you got a dishwasher in the first place! Your dishwasher is designed to save your valuable time and effort, but it needs a few minutes of cleaning every month to function properly. Always keep it clean so that your dishwasher works for you – and not the other way around.