How to maintain a dishwasher

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If you have a dishwasher, it is crucial that you maintain it on a regular basis. With the cycles, food residue will turn your device yellow. Furthermore, limescale is bound to build up with time. So you must pay attention to the door gaskets, the filter and the compartments. If you maintain it assiduously, you can keep a nice and high performing dishwasher over time.

Summary
Maintaining a dishwasher
The filter
The arms
The compartments
The body
Descaling

Maintaining a dishwasher

How to maintain a dishwasher? To sum up, you need to clean several elements and descale it regularly.

The filter

For your device to wash correctly, you need to wash the filter after each washing cycle. For your information, you will find this element in the bottom of your dishwasher. After unscrewing it, you need to rinse it, remove food residue if there are any, and put it back.

The arms

The rotating arms or spray nozzles spray hot water on your dishes. But during the washing cycle, food can come squeezing in the holes of this element and impair the cycle. Once or twice a year, you must take them down to clean them.

The compartments

Filth can also stick to the basket or racks of your dishwasher. When you see that these elements are filthy, you can take them out delicately and clean them with vinegar water.

The body

Once in a while, you can take care of your device’s body, especially the door and gasket. Use a cloth drenched in white vinegar or home detergent. For the parts you cannot access easily, a stiff toothbrush will be of help.

Descaling

Water can be more or less hard depending on the city you live in. However, even with soft water, you need to descale your dishwasher one day or another. To do so, you can use white vinegar. Note that with a container, you can place the white vinegar in the device before you launch a washing cycle, and remember to choose the hottest programme.

In addition to fighting scale, this operation will get rid of greasy residue, mould, bad smells, while disinfecting.

Of course, besides regular maintenance, you must use your dishwasher correctly. Read the instructions carefully to do so!

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