This Simple Trick Will Make Your Yucky Old Dishwasher Sparkle Like a Diamond
When owning or managing a home or apartment there is always something to do, something to clean or something to fix, it helps to have good suggestions and ideas when it comes to any kind of project. "How To Clean Your Dishwasher," is a great little tutorial on how to do this task.
Occasionally cleaning your dishwasher is a good idea, perhaps you have some standing water and you need to investigate what is going on, before you call an expensive plumber to come and check. To start cleaning your dishwasher, you will want to pull out the bottom dishwashing rack and examine the drain area to ensure there is no had chunks or debris that can plug the drain and cause damage to the pump and scratch dishes. Next you will want to place a dishwasher safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on top rack, using hottest water setting, run through a cycle, with no other dishes just the cup with the vinegar. Next you will want to sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the dishwasher, and run a short complete cycle again using the hottest water setting, this will help to add a fresh smell to the dishwasher and also helps to whiten the dishwasher. For more details on cleaning your dishwasher you'll want to look on the site.
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A paste can be made from baking soda that can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing. For cleaning aluminium objects, the use of sodium bicarbonate is discouraged as it attacks the thin unreactive protective oxide layer of this otherwise very reactive metal. A solution in warm water will remove the tarnish from silver when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminium foil. A paste of sodium bicarbonate and water is useful in removing surface rust as the rust forms a water-soluble compound when in a concentrated alkaline solution. Cold water should be used as hot water solutions can corrode steel. Baking soda is commonly added to washing machines as a replacement for softener and to remove odors from clothes. Sodium bicarbonate is also effective in removing heavy tea and coffee stains from cups when diluted with warm water.
Vinegar is mostly used as a cooking ingredient. Historically, as the most easily available mild acid, it had a great variety of industrial, medical and domestic uses, some of which (such as its use as a general household cleanser) are still promoted today.
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