How to clean your dishwasher

How to clean your dishwasher

You could be forgiven for thinking that the machine you use to clean your dishes should be clean. But, alas, nothing in the house escapes the need for a good clean from time to time!

Dishwashers need washing, too!

With all the soapy hot water it’s got running through it daily, you’d imagine that your dishwasher takes care of itself! But, as with anything else, if you leave it uncared for, dirt will build. You might even find your dishwasher beginning to smell, too. It might get your dishes squeaky clean, but it’s got a mean appetite for all your leftovers!

Prevention is key

First off, to help prevent any issues inside your dishwasher, remember to remove any large pieces of food from plates and pans before putting them in the dishwasher. You don’t need to pre-wash items but any debris could cause potential problems in your machine. To prevent grease clogging your filter, always use Fairy Platinum dishwasher tablets to clean your dishes. These tablets include triple liquid action specifically designed to tackle grease and grime. What’s more, they also help keep your filter clean. Opt for Fairy Platinum Dishwasher tablets to maintain a dishwasher as clean as your dishes!

A deep clean

If, however, your dishwasher has seen better days and limescale has built up, opt for Fairy Active Dishwasher cleaner. It comes in an easy-to-dose tablet format and has liquid power. It helps your machine to work at its best and works to eliminate malodours, limescale and grease that may have become stuck in the pipes, filters and spray arms of your machine. It even works at 40°C. What’s more, it’s simple to use, too! Just run an empty cycle using this special dish washer capsule and your dishwasher will be revived!

Finishing touches

We all know that sometimes spillages happen and your dishwasher can begin to look a little grubby. To keep your dishwasher looking its best, wipe the handle, panel and the door contour with a cloth. Simply apply a little Flash Mutli-Surface Concentrated Cleaner to a wet cloth and wipe those surfaces down. Now that everything’s spick and span, you’ve got to make sure all that work wasn’t done in vain.

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Oriel 29/06/2017

Like to have a nice smelling dishwasher



Love all Fairy products. Would not buy anything else

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