It may seem obvious that your dishwasher is a cleaning appliance, but what happens when it gets dirty itself?
When a dishwasher is used on a regular basis, you may find that a build-up of waste like fat and excess food can begin to get in the way of the key parts that work behind the scenes to ensure your dishes come out sparkling. To ensure your dishwasher keeps cleaning to the standard that you should be used to, it’s useful to remember “The Three Ls.”
LEARN your Dishwasher
It’s important to know the ins and outs of your wonderful appliance, in particular, how to give it a good clean. Every dishwasher is different, so it’s a good idea to check the manual for tips on regular maintenance tasks like how to clean the filter.
A product like Finish® Dual Action ™ Dishwasher Cleaner can be used in any dishwasher to remove the build-up of dirt, grease and lime-scale, and it’s very easy to use. Simply remove the sticker from the top of the cleaner, place the bottle upside down securely in the bottom rack, and then run a high temperature cycle as you normally would. (just make sure that it’s empty of dishes and any other detergents). It works by attacking and breaking down the layers of grease and limescale that build up in the machine’s hard to reach areas, ensuring maximum performance. Finish up byquickly wiping the insides with a cleaning spray, and it will be ready to go as good as new!
LOVE your Dishwasher
If your dishwasher isn’t clean, how can you expect it to properly clean your dishes? If you don’t give it the care and attention that it needs, it won’t take long for the important parts, like the spray arms and jets, to get clogged up with leftover food, grease and dirt. Not only will efficiency be reduced, but that the clean water is now mixing with any food that wasn’t previously washed off.. It’s recommended that you clean your dishwasher once a month to ensure that it’s leaving your dishes as clean and hygienic as possible.
LIVE your life
This is definitely the most important one, as this is the whole point of having a dishwasher in the first place! Your dishwasher is there to save you time, and investing a few minutes a month keeping it clean pays dividends. Make sure your dishwasher is working for you, and not the other way around.