Video: How to Clean a Dishwasher

No, your dishwasher doesn't get clean every time you run a load of dishes. Luckily, making your appliance look and smell clean is quick and simple.


It may sound strange, but a dishwasher needs an occasional rinse to get it fresh and clean. The hot water that flows through the machine on each wash cycle isn’t enough to rinse away gunk and impurities.

In fact, just running the dishwasher is probably making it a dirtier place. Food scraps, soap scum, and other nasties cause unpleasant odors, while build-up could compromise your dishwasher’s efficiency.

Fortunately it’s easy to get your dishwasher back in pristine condition. Take a look at our video to see how quick and painless it is to clean this kitchen workhorse.

For more cleaning tips, consider:

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