Dish Washer Cleaning Made Easy

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

Thanks to Bev's recipe for cleaning my clothes washer I thought maybe someone would also enjoy a shiny clean dish washer!


  1. Fill your dishwasher with crockery if desired-- but no silver or other metal objects Place a bowl with 1/2 cup bleach in the bottom rack and allow to run through the wash cycle only Stop the machine and place 1/2 cup vinegar in the same bowl (be sure there is no bleach left in the bowl) Again, run through the wash cycle only.
  2. Your dish washer will be happy and sparkling!


Most Helpful

My dishwasher looked so bright and smelt fresh after trying this recipe out. I jut put the bleach and vinegar in a glass pyrex bowl and ran the dishwasher empty. Will do this once a year to keep the dishwasher looking good.

Audrey M July 22, 2003

I have been using just vinegar to clean my dishwasher, but this worked even better! Every so often I have problems with spotty silverware and glasses and this helped to eliminate that problem. I'll be sure to keep this tip handy. Thanks, Tish!

Marie March 11, 2004

This worked great!! I noticed the warnings about not mixing the bleach and vinegar together and that is very important, but by following the instructions that is not an issue. After the bleach cycle there was not even a bleach smell in my dishwasher. This process leaves the dishwasher smelling fresh and looking bright and and sparkling clean! Thanks so much Tish for the tip!

Deb from Ca March 23, 2013

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