Do I need to clean or treat my dishwasher and, if so, how often should it be done?
A: Roger Maybury from Teka Australia says: “If you use your dishwasher every day then you will need to clean and treat it approximately every three months. A ‘dishwasher cleaner’ is available from most supermarkets and hardware stores and is a simple, citric acid solution (usually lemon scented). The cleaner will both de-scale and deodorise the dishwasher and is particularly effective on fatty build up, especially around the door seal. If left unattended the fat will leave an unpleasant odour and will eventually cause the seal to degenerate. You should also clean the filters in the interior base of the unit. The larger ‘rough’ filter should be cleaned every day and the smaller ‘fine’ filter should be cleaned ideally every week, but at least once a month. It’s also a good idea to clean the spray arms to ensure the jet holes remain clear.”
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