A Clean Dishwasher Equals Clean Dishes
A sparkling clean dishwasher doesn’t just look good, it’s also an important element to ensuring your dishes are clean. We recommend cleaning your dishwasher every 4-6 weeks to keep it working optimally. With the improvement in sound quality of dishwashers, certain other features were removed. Instead of having a macerator that chopped food and washed it away as before, now a filter needs to be emptied regularly to avoid build-up.
If you’re noticing white streaks in your dishwasher, it likely means you have hard water. Vinegar can help remove these. Running a cycle empty, except for a measuring cup of white vinegar, keeps your dishwasher fresh, reducing odors and helps with hard water stains. If you’re really committed and want to regularly wipe down the interior of your machine, be sure you only use the dishwasher detergent, powdered or liquid, that you use regularly. Even the tiniest bit of soap residue can cause big problems in a machine. Lastly, check your hot water heater temperature. Dishes are best cleaned at 120 degrees F, using more tepid water, can mean your dishes aren’t as clean as you once thought.
As always, when in doubt, check your manual or call the manufacturer’s customer support line.