With spring cleaning on the horizon, it's time to get your hardest working appliances in tip-top shape. White vinegar (also labeled as distilled vinegar) is a kitchen staple that works wonders as a natural cleaner. To thoroughly clean your laundry machine and dishwasher, follow the steps below.
- Mix ONE-FOURTH CUP WHITE VINEGAR in ONE QUART WATER to make the solution. Saturate a cloth or sponge with the solution and wipe down the interior of the washer.
- Run the empty machine with hot water and about TWO CUPS WHITE VINEGAR.
- Run the washer a second time on the shortest cycle possible to rinse away any trace of vinegar using only water.
1: Fill the kitchen sink with TWO CUPS WHITE VINEGAR and ONE GALLON WARM WATER. Dampen a cloth or sponge with the solution.
2: Open your dishwasher and take out any removable parts, such as utensil holders and racks. Wipe them down with the dampened cloth. Set aside.
3: While removable parts are out of the dishwasher, check for debris in the bottom of the machine. Use the wet rag to fish out any unwanted bits.
4: Place all pieces back inside the dishwasher.
5: Add TWO CUPS WHITE VINEGAR to the bottom of the dishwasher and run through a regular wash cycle on the hottest setting.