Dishwasher smell funky? Hard water stains? How to clean your dishwasher

Clean dishwasherChances are a smelly dishwasher is coming from food collected by the drain.

You maintain other appliances. Learn how to clean your dishwasher in order to remove food debris, hard water mineral stains, odors and maximize its efficiency.

  1. Remove bottom rack and look for drain area. Clean any debris.
  2. Place a dishwasher-safe container on the top rack and add 1 cup of white vinegar. Run the dishwasher through the hot water cycle.
  3. Sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher. Run a short hot water cycle. Does your dishwasher look and smell better?
  4. If your dishwasher has mold or want to get rid of odors, add a cup of bleach and run a full cycle.