I am embarrassed to even admit this, but my dishwasher is disgusting. Riddled with food, the back screen had mold and mildew and all sorts of food trapped in it. It is nothing short of a disaster. I never thought in a million years about cleaning it myself. That is, until the invention of Pinterest. Hello, magical land of tips and tricks to save us all our sanity. I pinned how to clean your dishwasher from a girlfriend and it sat for a while until the inevitable clogging of the dishwasher and the standing of nasty and disgusting, stinky water forced me to face the facts and realize I HAD to do something.
Hello, magical pinning land. Thank you for saving this dandy tip! The website, onegoodthingbyjillee.com, is to thank for this little gem! SO thank you, Jillee!! You are a lifesaver. I stole one of Jillee’s photos so head on over to her blog post to read her write up.
I did do a few things differently. I proceeded with the vinegar on the top shelf of the dishwasher and ran through a cycle on the “pots & pans” selection. With the baking powder, again I followed her instructions but I also included a 1/2 cup of baking powder just sitting on the top rack. Maybe it’s overdoing it? I don’t know…I did it anyway. With the bleach, I did the full out 1 full cup of bleach and I don’t have a stainless steel interior, so no worries.
My dishwasher is now back to running like brand new. In fact, the first time I ran the dishwasher and pulled my dishes out they were sparkly and brand new looking. It seemed like prior to that my dishes were still looking like there was a film on them. Now, I am making it a point to run my dishwasher through this cycle once a month. Once a month happens to be today, which reminded me that you guys need to know about this! It’s a lot of running the dishwasher, but I am telling you it is worth it.
Lastly, I know I have been neglecting you guys and I am SO so sorry, I promise that I will get a new blog up on the site very soon! Promise! <3