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Guide to cleaning frequency with the dishwasher cleaner

Wondering why a dishwasher needs to be cleaned? At the end of the day, clean water and also dishwashing detergent runs through the appliance every time it is washed. A misconception is that because of this fact, the dishwasher is clean inside. As with a washing machine, for example, various deposits, such as dirt or limescale, also occur in a dishwasher. If these residues are not removed at regular intervals, the function can be significantly impaired. A clogged drain line is still the least of the problems.

To avoid unacceptable cleaning results, a dishwasher should therefore be cleaned at certain intervals. You can find out exactly how this works and what to look out for in test reports, in the operating instructions or directly from your specialist dealer.

The correct cleaning and care of a dishwasher

A dishwasher is undoubtedly a very good invention and an indispensable tool in the household. It eliminates the need for tedious washing by hand and thus makes a lot of things easier. Whether dirty dishes, cutlery or other utensils from the kitchen, in a dishwasher can be cleaned just about anything. However, in order to enjoy your dishwasher for a longer period of time, it should be cleaned and maintained at certain intervals, as mentioned above. It is important that you first and foremost follow the manufacturer's instructions. Use only a suitable detergent and do not forget to add special salt. By cleaning you will prevent dirt build-up and also the often unpleasant smell when opening will disappear.

How often should a dishwasher be cleaned?

Tests have shown that in normal use, the dishwasher should be cleaned in a rhythm of three months. You'll know something is wrong if the program takes longer than usual. Another sign that cleaning is overdue is when the dishes are not clean or shiny after washing.

Food residues also accumulate in the sieve of the dishwasher. Thus, you should thoroughly clean this sieve about every week. For basic cleaning, there is a cleaner from various manufacturers. There are also some very good home remedies for cleaning the dishwasher. Whether citric acid or vinegar, these two home remedies will make the dishwasher shine.

The procedure for cleaning

Before you start the basic cleaning, the dishwasher should be cleaned out, of course. Remove the strainer and the dishwashing arms. If you don't know exactly how to do this, a look at the instructions usually helps. Rinse these parts carefully with warm water, and if necessary, also take a sponge or brush to help. Remove all food residues and lime deposits. To remove dirt and debris from small holes, toothpicks are a very good and practical tool. When all parts are clean, you can put them back into the machine.

Then add the purchased cleaner or about six tablespoons of citric acid powder to the bottom of the dishwasher. Turn the machine on to 60 degrees and wait. However, you will find very good and useful tips on cleaning in the instructions for use and operation.