If your dishwasher has mould in it then don’t worry too much – it’s a pretty common thing that most people deal with at some point.
When you really think about it the interior of this appliance provides the perfect conditions for mould to grow – it’s warm, damp, and dark. This is exactly why you need to pay attention to your dishwasher and clean it from time to time.
Not Sure If There Is Mould In Your Dishwasher?
Trust me – you will know! Your dishwasher will have a strong bad odour.
So if yours smells bad then it’s mouldy!
How To Get Rid Of The Mould?
Once you have determined than mould is the problem it’s time to treat it and remove it!
Start with removing the tacks, the drain stainer, and the rotor then clean them by hand with hot soapy water.
Then either grab a small brush or a toothbrush and scrub any hard-to-reach places with it (again, use hot soapy water).
Once you do that it’s time to scrub the interior with a sponge and hot soapy water.
Then it’s time to disinfect your dishwasher! Either use bleach or vinegar – both are powerful and effective ways. I prefer to use vinegar because I find that bleach is way too harsh and I don’t like using it in general. I have a very sensitive nose and allergies which do not appreciate me using bleach. Also, you have to use it in a well-ventilated room.
I normally put a cup of distilled white vinegar on the top rack of the appliance and run the hottest cycle.
Can You Prevent Mould?
Technically, yes. I recommend you always keep the dishwasher door opened a bit so that it can dry after cleaning your dishes.
Of course, if your dishwasher’s door falls open and you can’t crack it open just a little bit then I suggest opening it completely for a few hours after using it so that it can dry completely.
Another thing I would suggest is for you to clean it once a month. Simply using the disinfecting vinegar method is enough to keep your appliance spotless!