The Best Ways to Clean a Smelly Dishwasher

Washing glasses in the dishwasher is very timesaving because it allows us not to stand there washing them by hand. However, it does not happen rarely that after careful washing, you open the door of the appliance and feel a strange smell. That’s precisely why today I’m going to tell you all the tricks you need to know to make sure your glasses never stink after the dishwasher!

Before washing

Let’s first see what to do before washing so that you won’t have any problems when the cycle in the dishwasher ends. The most important thing to do, especially if you have used the glasses for drinks other than water, is to rinse them thoroughly. There is no need to rinse them one by one wasting water and energy, just fill a sink basin with very hot water and the juice of 1 lemon. Soak them for at least 10 minutes, then take them out and put them inside the basket.

Lemon trick

Now let’s move on to tricks to use in the dishwasher. The first one is the lemon trick, which is a very popular old method that is still effective today and allows you to have glasses not only free of bad odors, but also very shiny! You will simply have to place the peels of a pressed lemon in the dishwasher basket, in the vicinity of the glasses. You will see how it smells after washing!

White vinegar

Besides lemon, white vinegar is also a super ally in the dishwasher! You can, therefore, make the most of it to avoid incurring the problem of bad odors on glasses after the dishwasher. All you have to do is fill a steamer 3 parts with vinegar and 1 part with water, then spray generously on the glasses before putting them in the dishwasher. You can also use this method on steel pots and pans, and you will see that they will come out like new and super shiny!

Baking soda

I can’t fail to mention baking soda among the best remedies for solving the little problem of bad odors! In fact, this ingredient has a strong anti-odor property, which is also ideal in household appliances and vacuum washing. All it will take is to sprinkle a little baking soda on all the glasses and then give the wash a go. There you go, stink will never be a problem again!

Tips to avoid the smell

Finally, let’s take a look together at some tips to avoid the smell and always have clean and fragrant glasses: As mentioned earlier,

it is important to rinse glasses before putting them in the dishwasher;

If you use strong-smelling beverages such as wine or milk, it is of absolute importance to wash it by hand after use because it can remain impregnated and not come off in the dishwasher;

Always prefer the natural methods described above because they do not attack the glass and are anti-odor;

When you put the glasses in the basket, make sure they are well apart from each other so that the water circulates well;

Do not use excessive temperatures because they may damage the glass; Let them drip without using kitchen cloths that could transfer the odor onto the glasses.

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