No one wants a stinky grubby dishwasher, especially since that’s where you clean your eating utensils. Reality is that over time your dishwashers accumulate mold and mildew which can also cause a pretty horrid smell. If you follow these simple steps this will help with those issues.
Cleaning the drain filter – the drain filter will be the biggest reason for any kind of strange smells coming from your dishwasher. Food particles clog this up over time and because it’s a warm moist area it can quickly become disgusting. There will most likely be a cylinder detachable filter where all the water drains through. Remove the bottom rack of your dishwasher to access this and twist to remove. Wash this out with soap and hot water you may want to use a bottle brush to remove the smaller particles that you can’t get to with a rag.
Wash the interior of the door and walls – grime can easily build up here so you will want to scrub this out entirely. Remove your dishwasher racks as this will make it more difficult for you to clean when trying to reach the inside of your dishwasher to clean properly. Use a rag or scrub brush to clean this as grime can become very hard to get off over time or the longer you leave it on. If it is too difficult to wash with just hot water and soap then try using some household cleaners.
Wash the door gasket – the seals of your dishwasher can also accumulate grit and grime so it is essential to wash this out as well again using hot water and soap or any household kitchen cleaning products.
Dishwasher racks – this is mostly likely the least of the problem when it comes to a smelly dishwasher, but it is always good to rule out anything when it comes to cleaning.
These are just a few simple steps to keep your dishwasher clean and smelling fresh! There are tons of different ways out there that you can do this but this way I find is more effective and efficient.