Natural Living Made Simple

MANDI MAKES

Natural Living Made Simple

MANDI MAKES

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I'M A TEACHER AND NATURAL LIVING ENTHUSAIST ON A QUEST FOR A SIMPLE, FRUGAL LIFESTYLE.

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DISHWASHER CARE - no chemicals required


The humble dishwasher is one of my favourite household appliances. In order for it to do its job well, it also needs some tending loving care. Regular cleaning of your dishwasher will help it perform at its best.

There are a variety of store brought products you can use, but these can be costly, and I'm sure you can already predict me saying....full of chemicals! Here are some general tips and a natural cleaning alternative to keep your dishwasher functioning at its full potential:

General Tip 1

Always rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. This will help reduce the build up of gunk and grime inside your dishwasher and in the pipes.

General Tip 2

Use white vinegar as rinse aid. This a cheap and natural alternative to store bought rinse-aids and it does just as good a job.

General Tip 3

Leave your dishwasher ajar after you have done a load and emptied it, so it can fully dry and air out.

CLEANING

Step 1

Make a paste using about 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 tbsp baking soda and put into the detergent dispenser.

Step 2

Pour about 1 cup of white vinegar into a small bowl or glass jar and place on the top rack of your dishwasher. This provides further cleaning and deodorising benefits. NB: It will be filled with water at the end of the cycle.

Step 3

Run your dishwasher on its longest and hottest cycle.

Step 4

Leave the dishwasher open after cycle has completed to properly dry out.

Watch how I use this process to clean my dishwasher below:

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