How to Clean Dishwasher with Vinegar

How to Clean Dishwasher with Vinegar


I will admit I hate washing the dishes. I throw everything in the dishwasher. That is a super solution until you start to notice that your dishwasher isn’t as effective as it once was. I decided to Clean the dishwasher with Vinegar.


It is really simple. You will need one cup of distilled vinegar.  You will pour it into the washing agent hole. I am not sure what to call it mine is labeled Jet dry which means that jet dry paid to be placed on the cover of the hole.  I digress so anyway you will run a single load on hot without any dishes. This will help break up the bacteria on the agents of the dishwasher. This will then allow for a better cleaning cycle and cleaner dishes. It really does work. They suggest once a year. We do it once a month because I also allow my nine year old to do the dishes so goodness knows what actually gets washed off before being locked in the confines of the dishwasher.


How to Clean Dishwasher with Vinegar

   I also use vinegar to clean my dishes. I find it to be both safe and effective and really inexpensive. I make a batch every couple months for pennies on a dollar. You can see my recipe Clean Dishes with Vinegar . I love vinegar I have always been a fan of using it to clean my windows with newspaper and vinegar with water. I love that is both safe and effective.


  You can see a ton of tips for using Apple Cider Vinegar in this article.

Since you are in the cleaning the kitchen mood I decided to share how I clean my stainless steel refrigerator with items I found in my kitchen. I know awesome ha? No need to spend a lot of money on those dangerous chemicals.

How to Clean Stainless Steel

How to clean Stainless Steel


You can :

I have also cleaned the shelves and walls of the refrigerator with a half-and-half solution of water and white distilled vinegar.

You can cut the grime on the top of the refrigerator with a paper towel or cloth and full-strength white distilled vinegar.


Here are a couple of other quick recipes for cleaning agents with vinegar:

To shine a chrome sink fixtures  use 2 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar to create a paste.

Make your own scouring cleanser by combining 1/4 cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. I would add just enough white distilled vinegar to give it a creamy texture.

Deodorize the garbage disposal by pouring in 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup hot white distilled vinegar. Then add half a lemon and grind it up. Let sit for 5 minutes then run hot water down the disposal.

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Do you Clean Dishwasher with Vinegar? Share your cleaning tips below.

Where to Use Cleaning Vinegar

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent