THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CLEANING YOUR DISHWASHER
The key to sparkling dishes is a sparkling dishwasher. Check out the ultimate guide on how to clean your dishwasher.
HOW TO DEEP CLEAN YOUR DISHWASHER IN 5 EASY STEPS!
CLEAN THE INSIDE
Once every 3 months, start the clean by running an empty cycle with our Finish Dishwasher Cleaner. This should help tackle limescale build-up in your dishwasher.
EMPTY THE FILTER
Your dishwasher’s filter is designed to catch food particles, so it will need to be emptied to help draining and stop food particles circulating back onto your dishes.
UNCLOG THE DRAIN
The drain is behind the filter and can accumulate food, grease, and grime. Clean and remove these leftovers, being careful to disconnect your machine first.
CLEAN THE SPRAY ARMS
Check that the dishwasher spray arms are rotating freely and are not clogged with debris, to ensure they are operating at full power.
CHECK FOR LEAKS
Look around your dishwasher for evidence of leaks or pooling water. Some typical culprits of dishwasher leaking are a broken inlet valve, defective pumps or loose seals. For any of these, consult a technician.
Our dishwasher cleaning products are designed to maximise the effectiveness of this cleaning rota.
HOW DO I CLEAN A DISHWASHER FILTER?
- Empty your dishwasher completely and remove the bottom rack from the machine.
- Locate the filter (it should look like a short cylindrical tube), twist to unlock it, and then gently remove it from the machine. It may have two parts: the tube and a flat filter beneath it. This will also have to be removed.
- Run your filter under running water to clean it, removing any visible debris. You may need to use dish soap and an old, soft sponge to remove any stubborn limescale and food. Do this gently, though – you don’t want to break the filter mesh.
- Replace the filter back into the machine and lock it back into place.
HOW DO I DEEP CLEAN A DISHWASHER?
- Empty your dishwasher so that there is nothing left in it
- Take your bottle of Finish and instead of removing the cap, take off the sticker from the top of the bottle to expose a wax plug
- Place the Dishwasher Cleaner bottle upside down inside the silverware basket or anywhere in the bottom of the dish rack
- Close the dishwasher door and put your dishwasher on at least 60°C.
- After the cycle is complete and the dishwasher is off, remove the bottle and discard
HOW DO I CLEAN A DISHWASHER DRAIN?
- Ensure that your machine is empty and does not contain any other soap or detergent.
- Remove the sticker from the top of the bottle (but keep the lid on) and place it upside down in a secure position.
- Close the door and set the machine on its hottest cycle, which will melt the wax layer away and release the contents of the bottle.
- Once the cycle is finished, remove the bottle and recycle it and use your dishwasher secure in the knowledge that it can work at optimal efficiency.
- Repeat once every 3 months for the best results.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY DISHWASHER?
- Thankfully, this is not as regular as you may think! And we’ve gone some tips for you that should make cleaning your dishwasher simpler. For the average dishwasher, you only need to use:
– In-wash cleaning tablets once a month.
– Dishwasher cleaner once every three months.
- However, wiping your dishwasher clean and removing obvious rubbish after washes is recommended.
HOW DOES DISHWASHER CLEANER WORK?
- Using dishwasher cleaner is a crucial part of maintaining your dishwasher, ensuring it continues to operate smoothly and cleaning your items beautifully.
- Finish dishwasher cleaner has been formulated to protect your dishwasher in two ways: By removing any grease or debris left over by food residue. By breaking down the build-up of limescale, which can be caused by calcium in water.
- Finish dishwasher cleaner liquid is perfect to remove limescale and grease in the hidden corners of your dishwasher. This product deep cleans the machine leaving it hygienically clean and fresh smelling. It is brilliant for machine health and maintenance.
- Finish In Wash cleaner tablets can be used during a normal dishwashing cycle and are perfect to tackle an extra greasy load so that your dishes come out sparkling clean.