The dishwasher is a great friend for families and singles, it avoids the effort of washing and dishes and if used correctly it is even more ecological than hand washing. What nobody likes is that it sometimes becomes foul-smelling. It especially happens if the dishes remain there for hours or even days. This wait makes sense to avoid the waste of a vacuum wash, but generates bad smells, sometimes very strong and persistent. Among the most difficult to remove are the smell of egg, garlic or fish.
Just follow some precautions that taken regularly deodorize our machine perfectly. Find out how to eliminate bad odors from the dishwasher, without resorting to expensive products.
Baking soda counteracts the onset of bad odors
The anti-odor ingredient par excellence is sodium bicarbonate, which thanks to its salinity inhibits the replication of bacteria that cause unpleasant odors.
Put the dishes in the dishwasher, but first remove the food residues.
Once settled, sprinkle dirty dishes, glasses, pots with baking soda. This will block the formation of the dreaded stench.
At least once a month do a vacuum wash at high temperatures. Instead of using a specific product, you can use sodium bicarbonate or vinegar. Indicatively serve 100 grams of baking soda, or a glass of white vinegar or apples.
Combined with the vacuum washing cycle, they sanitize and effectively remove bad odors.
Clean all parts of the dishwasher regularly
Sometimes bad smells are caused by residues that get trapped in the filter or other parts of the dishwasher. For this reason it must always be kept clean.
Clean the dishwasher filter regularly, it should be done every 15 days. To clean the filter and the propellers, follow the instructions on the instruction manual of your appliance.
Remove the baskets to clean the internal walls, the door and the seals. You can use a soft sponge soaked in vinegar. Also wash the baskets in the sink, even in this case vinegar and warm water will be fine.
A final and simple rule is to leave the dishwasher open at the end of the wash, to make it dry faster. This also reduces the formation of unpleasant odors.