When last did you clean your dishwasher? If you can’t remember, here are some tips for giving the hardest working home appliance a deep clean…

According to cleaning expert Melissa Maker, of Clean My Space, the first step to cleaning a dishwasher is to look up the brand and model online to find out how it works so that you know how to clean it.

Maker suggests using a mixture of baking soda and dishwashing liquid to scrub off crusty dirt that tends to stick to the door frame of the dishwasher.

If you have a removable dishwasher filter, Maker suggests taking it out and soaking it in hot, soapy water for an hour before scrubbing well. She also suggests cleaning the spinning arm.

After everything is cleaned and replaced, Maker suggests putting a cup of vinegar in the top drawer and running a sanitising cycle.

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See how it’s all done by watching the following video…