How do you clean your dishwahser???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SarahF, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. SarahF

    SarahF Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had my dishwasher for just over a year now and never really 'cleaned' it, other than wiping down the door and edges. I see scuz and it's grossing me out.

    What are your suggestions for a homemade dishwasher cleaner? I've seen the ads for Finish Dishwasher Cleaner, but I'd rather use something that I might have, like baking soda?!!?

    SarahF [​IMG]
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    i use half washing soda and half color-safe powdered bleach. cleans the dishes really well and even reduces hard water/rust stains on the actually dishwasher.

    it costs WAY less than commercial detergents.

    some people use Tang to do a cleaning on the washer. just pour it in the dispenser cup and run it. (without dishes in it, of course.)
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Well, not ery natural, but I run an empty load with 1/2 cup of bleach
  4. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I buy a bottle of this stuff at the store that you use to clean it. Put it on top and run a full cycle.
  5. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    For hard water crud, we've had great success with borax. Never really used it in the dishwasher though.
  6. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    flakey chick,
    how much borax do you use?
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  7. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    I spray the inside of the empty dishwasher with lime-away (sometimes I spray it heavy) and then run it on pots and Pans cycle empty of course. Cleans up all the minerial deposits , skuz and cunk [​IMG]. I am happy with the results [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Karan
  8. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    I just toss out the old sponges now and then.
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Rhett&SarahsMom :

    I just toss out the old sponges now and then.


    i mostly use sponge power myself. in fact, been thinking about getting rid of the dwasher!​
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia

    I usually pour in some borax and let it run on a sanitize cycle.

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