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Mum-of-two shares her simple method to make your dishwasher look brand new

The monthly dishwasher cleaning hack you need to know: Mum’s three-step trick to make your machine look brand new

  • A mum-of-two has revealed why you need to deep clean your dishwasher now
  • Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said dishwashers can easily build up with grime
  • She recommends using baking soda and two cups of white vinegar to clean it
  • Previously, a mum showed why you need to also clean your dishwasher filter 

A mum-of-two has revealed why you need to deep clean your dishwasher, and her simple three-step method for making your machine look brand new. 

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said the dishwasher can easily build up with dirt and grime, so you should prioritise giving it a clean at least once a month to ensure it functions properly.

‘This is my quick and easy way to clean a dishwasher,’ Carolina posted on TikTok.

All you need is some baking soda and white vinegar. 

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A mum-of-two has revealed why you need to deep clean your dishwasher, and her simple three-step method for making your machine look brand new (pictured)

Carolina McCauley said the dishwasher can build up with dirt , so you should prioritise giving it a clean at least once a month to ensure it functions properly (the cleaning process pictured)

Carolina McCauley said the dishwasher can build up with dirt , so you should prioritise giving it a clean at least once a month to ensure it functions properly (the cleaning process pictured)

Carolina McCauley said the dishwasher can build up with dirt , so you should prioritise giving it a clean at least once a month to ensure it functions properly (the cleaning process pictured)

To clean your machine, Carolina said you should first sprinkle some baking soda into the machine behind the bottom rack.

‘Leave the baking soda for one hour so that it absorbs fully,’ Carolina said.

Following this, set your machine to a heavy cycle, and then open it midway through the cycle and pour in two cups of white vinegar.

‘Resume the cycle until it’s complete,’ Carolina said.

You should end up with a machine that is clean and free from debris and buildup.

The reason why the trick works is because the vinegar will break down any remaining bits of food, grease, soap scum, residue, and any other leftover grime.

Meanwhile, baking soda helps to remove stains and freshen the overall smell of your machine. 

The mum recommends a simple solution of baking soda and a couple of cups of white vinegar, which help to break down any dirt in your machine (the process pictured)

The mum recommends a simple solution of baking soda and a couple of cups of white vinegar, which help to break down any dirt in your machine (the process pictured)

The mum recommends a simple solution of baking soda and a couple of cups of white vinegar, which help to break down any dirt in your machine (the process pictured)

Thousands who saw Carolina’s method said they were impressed and said they never clean their dishwasher.

‘Thanks for the tip, I’m trying this today,’ one woman posted.

Others tagged friends who said they couldn’t wait to try it.

But the dishwasher isn’t the only part of your machine you need to clean.

Shocking photos shared in January revealed why you should clean your dishwasher filter at least once a month. 

The pictures shared on Facebook show a cylindrical filter speckled with tiny black dots and a layer of caked white crust.

A mother shared the photos in an Australian Facebook group, warning others about the grime and ‘black mould’ that appears to have accumulated inside her machine over a short period of time. 

An Australian mother discovered her dishwasher filter was speckled with tiny black dots (pictured) after neglecting to clean it for a few months

An Australian mother discovered her dishwasher filter was speckled with tiny black dots (pictured) after neglecting to clean it for a few months

She shared the photos in a Facebook group, warning others about the grime and 'black mould' that appears to have accumulated inside her machine over a short period of time (pictured)

She shared the photos in a Facebook group, warning others about the grime and 'black mould' that appears to have accumulated inside her machine over a short period of time (pictured)

She shared the photos in a Facebook group, warning others about the grime and ‘black mould’ that appears to have accumulated inside her machine over a short period of time (pictured)

After a few minutes, the mum said she submerged the filter in dishwashing tablets dissolved in water to eliminate mould residue before slotting it back into the machine. 

Prolonged exposure to spores from black mould can cause myriad health problems including nausea, vomiting and bleeding in the lungs and nose. 

‘I usually toss anything mouldy out. But I can’t really do this here,’ the mum added. 

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