How do I clean my dishwasher?
Clean the filter
Each dishwasher is equipped with a filter that prevents dirt from entering the pump. Leftover food remains stuck in your filter. This will stink your dishwasher and your dishes will be less clean after a wash. Consult the manual of your dishwasher to remove the filter from the bottom. Rinse it under the tap and remove the coarser dirt with a washing-up brush. The filter compartment in the dishwasher itself is cleaned with a sponge. Then place everything back in the dishwasher.
Clean the spray arm nozzles
Dirt can accumulate in the spray arm nozzles, and there won't be enough water to wash your dishes. As a result, your dishes won't be completely clean. You clean your spray arm nozzles by loosening them and by puncturing them with a skewer, for example. Rinse them under the faucet and put them back.
Clean door seal
Even in the rubber seal of the door of your dishwasher, the necessary dirt accumulates over time. It is therefore also good to clean it. Mix approximately 50 ml of bleach with a liter of warm tap water. Wipe the rubbers clean. Make sure that you get between all the edges with your cleaning cloth. Once you have had everything, go over it again with a dry cloth.
Clean hard-to-reach parts
It goes without saying that you can not access all the pipes in your dishwasher, but dirt builds up as well. To remove this you have to use a cleaning agent especially for dishwashers. With this means you rinse the dishwasher completely clean inside. I advise you to do this every year. You can also use soda or vinegar, but a wrong dosage can cause damage to your dishwasher. That is why I advise you to only use specific cleaning agents for this.
Descale the dishwasher
Like all appliances that work with water, you also suffer from limescale in a dishwasher. The lime builds up in the pipes and forms a layer on the heating element. As a result, the heating of the water costs more energy, and problems can arise with the flow of water. To counter this you will have to descale your dishwasher once a year. For this you use a special descaling agent. Here too you can opt for vinegar or soda, but as I indicated earlier, a wrong dosage can cause damage to your dishwasher.