Whirlpool Corporation recommends cleaning your dishwasher monthly or as needed for cleaner, fresher appliances. affresh® Dishwasher cleaner can also help ensure optimal performance of your appliance and reduce mineral deposits that can build up over time.
Keeping Your Dishwasher Clean
Perhaps the best way to keep a dishwasher clean is to treat it with basic respect and consideration day in and day out—after all, the machine isn’t invincible. Observing a set of simple usage guidelines can help you wring the best possible performance from this workhorse appliance, even as you prolong its life span.
Clean the dishwasher? Clean the thing that is responsible for cleaning other things? You might think your dishwasher is clean considering the number of times each week it runs hot water and soap through its system —but it's got a messy job, and sometimes parts of that job get left behind.
Lemonade Kool-Aid as Dishwasher Cleaner Clean lime deposits and iron stains inside the dishwasher by pouring a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid (only flavor that works) into the detergent cup and run the empty dishwasher. The citric acid wipes out stains.