Thursday, May 14, 2015

How to clean your dishwasher without any chemicals

I admit it..... in the past I have been silly enough to buy those bottles of expensive dishwasher cleaners you can buy. What are they... maybe $8 or so? What a waste of money! You can do it easily with items you would already have in the cupboard.

It is however important to occasionally run a cleaning cycle for your dishwasher to help clean the pipes etc of grease build-up.

What you will need:
White Vinegar
Bi-Carb Soda (I like McKenzies brand)
Eucalyptus Oil (I like Bosisto's brand as you know you are getting 100% pure oil)

First of all empty the dishwasher and manually clean the filter out.



Start with white vinegar in the rinse aid dispenser (you don't buy rinse aid do you?? Always keep white vinegar in the dispenser it does just as good a job). This is the compartment on the right in the image below.


Pop about 2 tablespoons of Bi-Carb Soda in the part where you normally put the washing powder or tablet, then pour in a teaspoon or so of Eucalyptus Oil. Shut compartments.

Then run the dishwasher (empty of all plates cups etc) on the hottest cycle. The house will smell like Eucalyptus!! 

And there you have it, how easy is that! And no need to buy expensive rinse aid or dishwasher cleaner either :-)

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