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5 ways to get more from your dishwasher

Ensure your dishwasher is doing all the hard work instead you, with these important tips.

1 Use Vinegar

Vinegar is amazing from cleaning everything from mirrors, to kitchen tops and now can be used to clean your dishwasher too. All you have to do is take a couple of cups of vinegar and place it on the top most level of your dishwasher and turn on the machine. You don’t have to add any other detergent too.

2 Use a wire to clean spray arms

In case the vinegar wash is insufficient due to the presence of thick debris you might need to use a wire to clear out the tiny spray holes. The wire can be small, similar to the ones people use for hanging picture frames.

3 Nitty Gritty Gunk can be cleared using a toothbrush

One of the finest tools to clear the stubborn rubbish from your dishwasher is a used toothbrush. Next time, think twice about throwing one of those away as you can use the bristles to clean any build-up off filters.

4 Silverware organization prior to loading the machine is key

Unloading the dishwasher becomes extremely easy if you do end up placing all the cutlery in the trey. A lot of people are guilty of not doing this.

If your spoons and forks are entangled amongst one another it might be hard for the dishwasher to do its job properly and clean the spoons and forks thoroughly. A trick is to place half facing up and the other half facing down. As a safety measure ensure the sharp end of all knives are pointing down.

5 Empty the items below

A typical scenario is when you empty all the cups from the top rack 1st and all the water spills back on to the bottom rack, soaking the dried items again. Ensure you clean out the bottom first to avoid this issue.