The idea of cleaning a dishwasher may seem a bit strange at first, but think of it this way. You regularly maintain your vacuum, right? Well, the dishwasher is similar. Food scraps, soap scum, and stubborn grease are will compromise your dishwasher. If you clean your dishwasher it will maximize its efficiency.
– 1 cup plain white vinegar (or unsweetened lemonade mix)
– 1 cup baking soda
Detach the bottom rack so that you can access the dishwasher drain. Thoroughly examine this crucial area, removing any gunk or chunks you find, and rinse out the filter. This can impede drainage but can also damage the appliance.