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The Way To Run Your Dishwasher To Clean The Inside
There’s nothing worse than an unsanitary dishwasher because its sole purpose is to remove food debris and sanitize your dishes. Luckily, some vinegar or baking soda can help.
To clean your dishwasher’s interior, fill a dishwasher-safe container, like a glass bowl or beaker, with white vinegar and balance it on the upper rack of the appliance.
Without any soap, run the dishwasher on the highest temperature setting with the drying cycle turned off. When finished, open the dishwasher and let the interior air dry.
As an alternative method, sprinkle a cup of baking soda on the bottom of your dishwasher, run the appliance at a high-temperature setting, and let it air dry afterward.
You should also clean the racks and silverware basket individually over the sink with hot water and soap. Avoid using bleach if your dishwasher has a stainless steel interior.