Deep cleaning your dishwasher is important to remove any buildup of grime, grease, and mineral deposits that may affect its performance. Here are the steps to deep clean a dishwasher:
Empty the dishwasher: Remove any dishes or utensils from the dishwasher.
Clean the dishwasher filter: Locate the dishwasher filter and remove any debris or food particles. Clean it under running water and replace it.
Clean the spray arms: Remove the spray arms from the dishwasher and clean them under running water to remove any buildup of grime or mineral deposits. Use a toothbrush or a small brush to clean any small holes in the spray arms.
Clean the dishwasher interior: Wipe down the interior of the dishwasher with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any visible grime or grease.
Run a cleaning cycle: Run a cleaning cycle with a dishwasher cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. Follow the instructions on the cleaner or use the following steps for the vinegar and baking soda mixture:
a. Place a cup of white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. b. Sprinkle a cup of baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher. c. Run a hot water cycle on the dishwasher.
Wipe down the exterior: Wipe down the exterior of the dishwasher with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any visible grime or grease.
By following these steps, you can deep clean your dishwasher and ensure it runs efficiently for a long time.