When spring cleaning, it’s hard to forget most household appliances like refrigerators and stoves. But how do you clean the machines that do the cleaning? Here’s how to…
Sanitize the washing machine. Add a small amount baking soda and water to the detergent holder and pour two cups of white vinegar into the empty drum. Run a hot wash cycle. Use a sponge to clean around the door.
Freshen up the garbage disposal. Pour two cups of ice and one cup of rock salt into the disposal. Turn the disposal on and run some cold water. Add a little white vinegar to remove unwanted odors.
Scrub the dishwasher. Locate and remove the filter. Soak it in soapy water until clean and replace. Pour a cup of white vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher and run a clean cycle. Sprinkle a cup of baking soda inside and leave overnight. Run another empty cycle the next morning. Scrub rack wheels with a toothbrush.
Banish leftover lint from the vacuum. Empty the canister or replace the bag. Clean or replace the filter. Use a wire hanger to unclog any hoses and attachments. Clean the brush roll and lubricate the bearings.