How to Clean Your GE Dishwasher
Having a clean dishwasher not only ensures that your dishes come out sparkling, but it also helps extend the life of your appliance. If you own a GE dishwasher, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean it.
What you’ll need:
- Dishwashing gloves
- Dish soap
- Baking soda
- Soft cloth
Step 1: Empty the dishwasher
Start by removing all the dishes and utensils from the dishwasher. Take out the racks, baskets, and other removable parts as well.
Step 2: Wipe down the interior
Using a soft cloth, wipe down the inside of the dishwasher door, sides, and bottom. Remove any loose food particles or debris you come across.
Step 3: Clean the filter
Locate the dishwasher’s filter, usually located at the bottom of the tub. Remove it carefully and rinse it under warm water to remove any residue or buildup. Use a toothbrush to scrub away stubborn stains if necessary.
Step 4: Run a vinegar cycle
Place a cup of white vinegar on the top rack of the empty dishwasher. Run a hot water cycle to help clean and freshen up the appliance. The vinegar will help remove any grease or odors.
Step 5: Sprinkle baking soda
After the vinegar cycle, sprinkle a cup of baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher. Run a short hot water cycle to help remove stains and eliminate odors.
Step 6: Wipe down the exterior
Use a damp cloth with a mild dish soap solution to clean the outside of your GE dishwasher. Pay attention to the control panel, buttons, and door handle. Dry with a soft cloth to prevent water spots.
Step 7: Reassemble and test
Once the dishwasher is completely dry, reassemble the racks, baskets, and filter. Load it with dirty dishes, add detergent, and run a regular cycle to test its functionality.
By following these simple steps regularly, you can keep your GE dishwasher running smoothly and ensure your dishes come out squeaky clean everytime!