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As the weather is starting to warm up and spring is just about here, I’m looking around my house thinking of all the spring cleaning that needs to be done. Washing the windows, cleaning out the garage, the list goes on and on.

There are some areas that I dread cleaning… like the kitchen. I love cooking but I hate the cleanup. You know, cleaning the inside of the oven, the stove fan filters, clearing and wiping down the inside of the refrigerator, wiping down cabinets, washing those recycling bins… the list is endless!

Have you ever thought about cleaning the inside of your dishwasher which you think is already clean because you run the dishwasher at least every two days? How do you clean the inside of your dishwasher? Even if the inside looks clean, residue, grease and lime scale can build up in places you can’t see.

Where we live, the water is hard so we’ve had to put in a water softener, which has helped with build-up. But the grime is still there.

How to Clean a Dishwasher

FINISH® Dishwasher Cleaner cleans the inside of your dishwasher. I removed the sticker from the top of the bottle, not the cap, and placed the bottle upside down in a dish rack when the dishwasher was empty and ran a hot cycle. Here’s a photo of the before… pretty gross right?

How to clean a dirty dishwasher | amotherworld |

Cleaning my Dishwasher | amotherworld |


After, using the FINISH® Dishwasher Cleaner, I couldn’t believe what an improvement it made! Check out my after-photo below of what it looks like. What a difference!

Finish® Dishwasher Cleaner has a powerful formula with 5x Power Actions that help maintain your machine, remove lime scale, clear grease, clean hidden parts and freshen your dishwasher. Finish® Dishwasher Cleaner keeps your machine clean and shiny.

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How to Clean a Dishwasher Before and After | amotherworld |

How to Clean a Dishwasher Before and After | amotherworld |


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Reply

    I use Tang to clean mine. Seriously. I was at Home Depot years ago to buy some CLR and the guy said to throw a scoop of Tang in there and run a cycle and my dishwasher would be as good as new. It worked like a charm.

  2. Wow! I can’t believe the difference that made. I’ve never used a product like this to clean my dishwasher … I’ve always scrubbed it by hand. But never again – this is magical!

  3. I had no idea this type of product even existed. Such a brilliant idea, especially if you live an area with hard water, with water that leaves residue behind.

  4. Mine is probably just about due for a cleaning. I need to pick up some Finish Dishwater Cleaner on my next shopping trip.

  5. Elizabeth O. Reply

    This is one of the appliances that you should always take care of because you use it everyday, just like your washing machine. Thanks for all the pointers on how to clean it!

  6. Our dishwasher has been broken for months and I so miss using it! I’ll have to be sure to give it a good deep cleaning once we get it fixed.


  7. Melissa Bernardo Reply

    Wow! What a difference! To be honest, I never thought to clean my dishwasher!

  8. I didn’t knew about this product but it really looks great. I love the difference

  9. CourtneyLynne Reply

    This is something I’ve been putting off forever! My dishwasher needs a good cleaning really bad!

  10. Thanks for the tips! I seldom use our dishwasher as I love doing dishes manually, it relaxes me. But this is a great idea, maybe I should do it today.

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