People think dishwashers are self-cleaning. However, just like other appliances in your Adelaide kitchen, dishwashers too, need to be kept clean. Over time, food particles, soap residue, and other debris can accumulate in your dishwasher. You might even find a couple of lost utensils in there. That is why dishwashers need to be cleaned from time to time.

Here are a few valuable tips to keep your dishwasher clean and working at its best:

 

Remove Food Particles Off the Plates

 

To ensure your dishes will come out of the dishwasher sparkling clean, you need to remove any food residues first. You do not need to wash the dish completely before putting it in the dishwasher. Just scrape the plate. Any food particles left on a plate can get on the other glasses or dishes in the dishwasher. Food remnants can also accumulate at the bottom of dishwashers over time. 

 

Clean Out the Door Seal

 

Grossness loves to grow in damp places like the door seal of dishwashers. That is why the rubber gasket around your dishwasher’s door should be regularly cleaned. To avoid unpleasant build-ups there, you need to wipe down the door seal with a damp cloth every time you unload your dishwasher.

 

Rinse Out the Dishwasher Trap

 

Another place many people neglect to clean in their dishwashers is the trap. It is located under the lower sprayer of your Adelaide dishwasher. All the fallen debris and food particles that were not drained out are usually collected there. The trap could be removed entirely in most dishwashers. Clean it thoroughly to avoid the accumulation of debris.

 

Run an Empty Cycle

 

To remove any food particles or residues, you should wash your Adelaide dishwasher thoroughly once a month on a hot intensive cycle with good quality dishwashing powder such as our Power of 4 Dishwashing Detergent.  This will break down any residue such as grease, fats and oils and flush it out of your machine.

 

Consider Your Water

 

Hard water means the water is rich in minerals, such as calcium and lime. For dishwashers, this means spots and stains on your glasses and dishes. Over time, hard water can also damage dishwashers. It leaves residues inside the hoses, pipes and other attachments of the dishwasher.

Adelaide is known for having hard water. To protect your dishwasher, you can use our Power of 4 Descaler once every three months. It removes any residues caused by hard water and makes the stainless steel inside your dishwasher shine more.

At Adelaide Appliance Gallery, we stock the best range of high-quality dishwashers. All of our dishwashers come from the world’s best-known brands, including Miele, ASKO, and Siemens.

Come and test everything yourself. All of our dishwashers are plugged in and on display at our Adelaide showroom. Visit Adelaide Appliance Gallery today!