How To Clean A Dishwasher With Vinegar

October 29, 2018 by Sean Parry

Here at Neat, our preference is to hand wash dirty cutlery and crockery (which we believe achieves the best results), but when there is a lot to cover, a fully working dishwasher can save a huge amount of time. However, the dishwasher itself requires regular cleaning to avoid problems such as “white misting” on glasses, or “food deposits” left on plates. A great way to clean your dishwasher out is to simply use white wine vinegar, which you can buy on Amazon or oriental food shops often stock this as well.

The following video from CleanMySpace gives a nice and simple illustration about how to clean your dishwasher. You’ll also find that adding some baking soda will also help to deodorise your dishwasher if there are some persistent smells coming from it.

As part of your dishwasher maintenance, you may also want to check that you have sufficient dishwasher rinse aid in your machine. This helps to add a film to your dishes and glasses, allowing water to drain off more effectively, leaving to better drying and therefore less water marks remaining. Finally, it’s worth checking that your dishwasher is set to the correct “water hardness” level, to reflect the water hardness levels in your area. If you cover all these things, you should get great results every time.

Of course, our cleaners and housekeepers can keep on top of this for you, and would be happy to help with any cleaning needs you have. Further information on our services can be found on the Neat website, or feel free to call us on if you have any questions.


  • Apple cider vinegar has been in the health spotlight for the past several years as its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties have made it a popular home remedy for general well-being.Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar that is made from fermented apple juice. It is produced by crushing apples and extracting the juice. After it undergoes a fermentation process, it yields a sour-tasting liquid that possesses a golden brown to amber shade of color.Its potential impact in the fight against diabetes has increasingly become the subject of many studies and researches. As the evolution of modern lifestyles has led to a perceptible increase in the incidence of this dreaded disease, man has started to look for different ways to battle it. The sumptuous carbohydrate-rich diet of modern men consisting of bread, pasta, pizza and grains is said to be one of the major causes of the prevalence of diabetes. This search for cures and preventatives has led to rediscovering the health benefits of such natural remedies as apple cider vinegar. The healthy properties imparted by apple cider vinegar have been recorded throughout the ages. Hippocrates, known by many as ‘the father of modern medicine’, recommended this sour liquid for various ailments thought to be caused by bacteria such as coughs and colds. Military leaders have also prescribed applying vinegar to wounds for disinfection and cleaning.

  • Well said. Apple cider vinegar is very rich in essential nutrients. Nutrients are vital for health. Without nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, your cells, organs and bodily systems will not function properly and ill health is likely to follow. Modern diets are often very low in essential nutrients and many people eat too much processed food. Processed food, as the term suggests, has been through a refining process to change the taste, texture and/or shelf life of the food and this usually means fewer or no healthful nutrients.Many people’s diets are very high in calories but low in essential nutrients so even an overweight and clearly overfed person can be suffering from malnutrition! Consuming raw apple cider vinegar is an easy and convenient way to get a daily dose of essential nutrients. So, what nutrients does this powerful food contain? I’m glad you asked! It’s quite a long list but apple cider vinegar (and remember, go for the raw stuff and avoid any vinegars that have been filtered, pasteurized or distilled) contains these and many other essential nutrients… Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, B2 and B6, Beta carotene (a form of vitamin A), Vitamin K, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous , Copper, Iron. There aren’t many foods, raw or otherwise, that can boast such a wide variety of nutrients!

  • acv says:

    The most important benefits of using apple cider vinegar are the effects that take place inside of the body. When added to your daily diet, its effects are pretty amazing. Let’s take a look at a few of these benefits: Improved Digestion and Weight Loss. ACV can help restore normal acid levels in your digestive system which helps break down fats and proteins. This allows your body to digest food easier and more thoroughly which promotes nutrient absorption by the body and overall health. Apple cider vinegar can also help you feel fuller which will help you eat less and take some of the strain off of your digestive system. A preliminary study performed in rats has shown that apple cider vinegar can significantly reduce cholesterol in the body. Since the study was performed on rats, some speculate that these properties may not be the same in humans. Further studies are needed to confirm but preliminary evidence is positive. A similar study also showed positive results for lowering of blood pressure and heart disease as well. Due to the low number of side effects and the evidence suggesting it may reduce overall risk factors for heart disease, a regular dose of apple cider vinegar might be good advice.

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