Keeping your dishwasher running well, smelling fresh and looking good is easy with the following tips:
On the inside Fill the washer with crockery NO silver OR other metals. Place a bowl with 1/2 a cup of bleach on the bottom rack and allow the machine to run through the wash cycle only. Then fill the same bowl with 1/2 a cup of vinegar and this time run the machine through the whole cycle. Make sure that the bleach has been thoroughly washed away incase the bleach you are using does not agree with the vinegar. (Mixing bleach with other household substances should always be avoided)
Smells Not ready to run the dishwasher, but can not stand the smell of the tuna you had for lunch? Sprinkle a handful of Baking Soda on the dishes or in the bottom of the dishwasher to absorb these odors, so you can wait until the washer is full! The Baking Soda will do double-duty: deodorizing before you run the dishwasher and then cleaning in the first wash cycle. With Baking Soda handling the first cycle, add your detergent only to the cup that closes, for use in the second cycle.
Outside Wiping down the exterior of your dishwasher with a bit of bleach each time you are doing the dishes will keep your dishwasher cleaner.