Here is why you completely want to scrub the dishwasher filter


Our household appliances are intended to make our lives easier. However, we sometimes tend to forget to maintain and clean them! This is the case for the vacuum cleaner, but also for the washing machine to give only these examples. However, for lack of cleaning, these various small and large household appliances end up developing bad odors that are sometimes very unpleasant and stubborn. It can also affect their durability, as malfunctions are never far away. And of course, when a device intended for household hygiene is dirty, it does not bode well for hygiene in the house. And apparently, the dishwasher (and more particularly its filter) is one of those devices with which you have to be particularly careful!

Often neglected cleaning for a disgusting result

On the TikTok social network, many Internet users have lent themselves to the experience. After removing the lower basket from their dishwasher, they unscrewed and removed the filter from their machine. To their surprise, they discovered a black dirt filter, smelly and covered with residue sticky and disgusting food.

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We tend to do the maintenance of the dishwasher by often using baking soda and white vinegar. And while these household products are very effective, they still do not allow you to reach hidden components such as this filter. The latter therefore ends up getting heavily clogged. However, this little oversight can unfortunately favor the development of unpleasant odors and mold. In addition, it can clog the water outlet over time, which could cause problems later. This therefore shows the importance of ensuring the cleaning of the filtration system in addition to the rest of your dishwasher.

How to clean the dishwasher filter?

Ideally, carry out the cleaning on a device switched off and if possible unplugged for safety. If necessary, also shut off the water supply to prevent water flow. To access the filter, remove the lower basket. This will give you access to the bottom of the dishwasher. If you don’t succeed, refer to the user manual device (you can find it on the internet by typing the model number and name into a search engine if you threw it away).

Then you can remove the larger residue and wipe off some of the dirt. Throw them in the trash to avoid clogging your sink. Rinse your filter with hot water, even if it means adding a little washing-up liquid to take advantage of its degreasing power or leaving it to soak for two or three minutes if it is very greasy. A brush or a sponge can be useful at this stage for the most stubborn stains. Finally, rinse thoroughly and replace the filter in its original location.

If it is very old or in poor condition, consider replacing it as well!

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