How to Clean Your Dishwasher via Clean Mama

It doesn’t necessarily make sense to have to clean an appliance that cleans, but food particles and minerals can build up in your dishwasher preventing it from cleaning thoroughly. Add cleaning your dishwasher to your cleaning rotation – your dishes will be cleaner and your dishwasher will run more efficiently.

ADD IT TO YOUR ROUTINE: If you’re adding cleaning your dishwasher to your cleaning rotation, completely clean it every month or at least every 3 months.


Start by running the dishwasher and removing any clean dishes.
Wipe the seal and edges with white vinegar via Clean Mama
Wipe the edges and seal with your favorite all-purpose cleaner or white vinegar.
Remove the Bottom Rack and Check for Food Particles via Clean mama
Remove the bottom rack and check for any food particles or blockages.
Add 1 cup white vinegar to the bottom of your dishwasher via clean mama
Pour a cup of vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher and sprinkle with about 1/4 cup baking soda (optional) – the baking soda can help to break down any build up with the vinegar.

Run short cycle via Clean Mama

Run dishwasher on a quick wash, hot, sanitize cycle. This will ensure that your dishwasher is completely clean and that any mineral build-up is washed away.

When the dishwasher has completed its cycle wipe dry with a microfiber cloth or paper towel.

How to Clean Your Dishwasher via Clean Mama Infographic

Cleaning your dishwasher will take about 5 minutes of hands-on cleaning time and however long it takes to run the dishwasher cycle. Try this quick and easy cleaning method today!