How to clean the dishwasher with the bowl method

The dishwasher is one of the most loved appliances: there is nothing more convenient, after serving a big dinner, than not having to worry about having to wash mountains of dirty pots and dishes. However, limescale and food residues tend to accumulate in the dishwasher , which can cause bad odors.

There are dozens of dishwasher cleaning products on the market, almost all of which are effective but which are not at all ecological or economical. To clean the dishwasher thoroughly, in reality, two simple natural ingredients are enough: bicarbonate of soda and vinegar .

Below we explain how to clean the dishwasher with the bowl method , using only bicarbonate of soda and vinegar, to have a perfectly clean and fragrant appliance.

First, spread about 150 grams of bicarbonate of soda over the entire internal surface of the dishwasher, from the bottom to the cutlery baskets.

Bicarbonate is very effective in eliminating limescale and grease , but also in neutralizing bad odors .

The second step is to place a bowl (or cup) full of white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher.

Vinegar also neutralizes bad odors, as well as disinfecting and eliminating limescale .

Finally, run a high-temperature wash and wait for it to finish completely.

During washing, vinegar and bicarbonate will come into contact and, thanks to the chemical reaction, the dishwasher will be thoroughly cleaned. Only clean water will remain in the bowl.