Dishwashers are surprisingly long-lasting machines. But, they can last longer if users pay some extra attention. Yes, even the best dishwasher will one day show signs of slowing. But, that doesn’t mean users need to buy full-blown replacements right then and there. There are some types of wear and tear where repairs are necessary.
But, there are much simpler steps that users can take to avoid these signs of wear/tear in the first place. Most dishwasher owners already know and apply these steps. For instance, they avoid loading anything that causes damage to the dishwasher itself (wooden utensils, sharp knives, etc.). Taking this step is vital for every dishwasher owner.
But, just doing that won’t make your Voltas dishwasher Bangalore last for decades. So, unless you’re planning to leave your dishwasher vulnerable to rust or damage, let’s explore some basic dishwasher maintenance strategies –
No matter how much you clean your plates before putting them inside your dishwasher – some residue always slips by. Thankfully, our dishwashers have filters to deal with these unwelcome pieces of food and debris. However, unless you check the filter after each wash cycle, the same residue may contaminate the next batch of plates.
Don’t take this risk. Check your dishwasher’s filter regularly. If you use a washing machine, you’ll be familiar with this step. Front loader washers have filters inside the trap doors on their bottom right sections. It’s very easy to locate these filters, remove debris inside them, and clean the filters with warm soapy water.
Of course, if you own a new-age front load washing machine, your machine’s filter will clean itself. The newer front-loading washing machine models don’t have removable lint filters. But, all dishwashers still do. Locate your dishwasher’s filter, check it for residue after each cycle, and clean it with hot water in-between each wash.
Monthly Deep Cleaning
Now that daily filter cleaning is done, let’s focus on your monthly responsibilities as a dishwasher owner. Always deep clean your dishwasher once a month. Why so frequently? Well, all the food residue and chemical detergent that your dishwasher is exposed to regularly may ruin its efficiency. To avoid this risk, deep clean your dishwasher every month by –
- Use a microfiber cloth to rub down every interior and exterior part of the machine.
- Clean all the racks and accessories inside the dishwasher.
- Make sure the dishwasher’s spray arms are not blocked.
- Deodorize the interior sections of the machine by sprinkling a bit of baking soda after every cleaning session.
To eliminate any grease and food particles on the sides or shelves of your dishwasher, use Vinegar, a natural acid. A mix of hot water and vinegar will help you get rid of any stains.
Redefine Your Loading Process
Do the plates inside your dishwasher touch when you start a wash cycle? Does the dishwasher’s spray arm rotate freely? If your answers to these questions are “no” and “no” you may have to redefine your dishwasher loading process. Yes, filling your dishwasher up to full capacity is important. But, that doesn’t mean you overload the machine and cause it to lose its efficiency faster than expected.
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