Cleaning Your Dishwasher with Eraser Sponges

Cleaning dishwasher with Sponge Outlet

Keeping your dishwasher clean will not only will help it look and smell better, but it will help it to perform better and possibly extend the life of the appliance. Use eraser sponges to clean the plastic items inside your dishwasher without any added detergent or dish soap.

Cleaning the Inside of the Dishwasher’s Tub with Eraser Sponges

Use a  paper towels to remove any large food debris from the bottom of the tub. Next, you will want to loosen any grime or leftover food. While your dishwasher is empty, place a cup of vinegar on the top rack, and put it through a cycle with the hottest water possible.

After the cycle is complete and your dishwasher is cool, use an eraser sponge to remove any grime from plastic racks, utensil or tub baskets, and wash arms. Detergent dispensers or cups can become encrusted with old soap which can prevent it from opening during the wash cycle. Remove any excess detergent from around and inside the dispenser using an eraser sponge.

Check the lower dishwasher spray arms to make sure the holes are free and clear of any blockages. During your dishwasher’s wash cycle, water and detergent spray through these holes to clean your dishes, so clogged spray arms might be preventing your dishwasher from properly cleaning your dishes.

Check the sides of the dishwasher door for dirt and grime and gently wipe it away with a sponge.

Removing Stains and Smells From Inside the Dishwasher Tub

Some blogs suggest cleaning the inside of your dishwasher with bleach. However, if your dishwasher is stainless steel on the inside, this could corrode and ruin the finish of the dishwasher. Instead use an approved commercial dishwasher cleaner.  You can polish and clean the inside and outside of Stainless Steel Appliances using microfiber cloths. Find out more about the “Advantages of Microfiber Towels for Cleaning,” on our blog post.

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How to Deeply Clean Your Dishwasher

How to Deeply Clean Your Dishwasher

Your dishwasher is arguably the hardest-working appliance in your kitchen, cleaning dirty dishes every single day. However, if you don’t give it a thorough cleaning every now and then, it won’t work properly. Dirt, old food and soap scum can clog it and affect its performance. What’s more, a dirty dishwasher can get pretty stinky, and is much less efficient.

Clean the door

First, clean the outside to remove dirt and fingerprints. An eraser sponge dipped in sudsy water is great for this task. Make sure you also clean the inside of the door, too, using a small toothbrush to get into the grooves. Once it’s clean, use a soft cloth to wipe it dry. You can also use the toothbrush to clean things like silverware racks inside the dishwasher.

Clean out the drain

Pull out your dishwasher’s bottom rack, and make sure there’s no debris that can clog the drain, damage the pump, or scratch your dishes.

Run two to three cleaning cycles

Start by putting a cup of plain white vinegar in the top of your dishwasher, and then run a cycle. The vinegar will wash away grime, remove odors, and sanitize. Then, sprinkle baking soda around the bottom of the appliance and run a short cycle using the hottest possible water, to further deodorize and remove stains. If you have problems with mold or mildew, try running another cycle with bleach.

With the use of the right products, your dishwasher will be sparkling clean in no time. SpongeOutlet sells top cleaning brands for less, helping you get the job done at a fraction of the cost. Browse our inventory of eraser sponges today!