How to Get your Dishwasher Clean

Summer time is finally here, and it is the perfect season for entertaining and hosting friends and family. We love having lots of BBQs and backyard parties – do you love hosting as well?

While cleaning your home to welcome your guests is something you wouldn’t think twice about, do you ever think about cleaning the inside of your appliances? With the extra dishes from your party guests, it is important that your dishwasher is running at its optimal performance.

Enter affresh® Dishwasher cleaner. I try to do a monthly deep clean of our dishwasher because hidden dirt and nasty build-up can accumulate without us even noticing. I love that affresh® powers away hard water and mineral deposits to keep my dishwasher working at its best. affresh® is also easy to use and convenient. I just have to place one tablet in the main detergent tray and run a regular wash cycle. You can even run it on a full load, so I can clean my dishwasher at any time.

Getting Your Dishwasher Clean and Ready for the Summer

I love how clean and shiny the inside of my dishwasher looks after using the tablets and how my dishes are also amazingly clean.  affresh® Dishwasher cleaner is effective in all brands of dishwashers and is the manufacturer recommended cleaner for KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag, Jenn-Air, and Amana brands.

affresh® is available at all major grocery retailers, and look out for the new packaging on store shelves now. See picture on the right! You can check out additional products that keep your appliances in top shape and more information on affresh® here:

Getting Your Dishwasher Clean and Ready for the Summer


Win it: One lucky Canadian reader will win two packs of affresh® Dishwasher cleaner. Enter to WIN by answering the following question below: “When was the last time you cleaned your dishwasher?” Giveaway ends July 27th, 2017 (Open to CAN 18+)

Good luck friends!

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with affresh®. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

38 responses to “How to Get your Dishwasher Clean”

  1. I’m ashamed to say it’s been about a year…

  2. About 6 months ago… ????‍♀️

  3. The last time I cleaned my dishwasher was about 3 months ago. Yikes!

  4. I cleaned it a year ago.

  5. It has been at least 4 months. ???? I really need to do it soon. I find the heat of the summer makes the dishwasher extra stinky between washes.

  6. I couldn’t even tell you… lol

  7. Doesn’t it clean with the dirty dishes? LOL. It has been about 6 months.

  8. I’m ashamed to say I cleaned it when we bought this house two years ago. I keep excusing myself from doing it because we plan on replacing it anyway, but we’ve been saying that since we moved in.

  9. I think I cleaned it about two months ago..,, shhhhhh

  10. It was at least 6 months ago. I know that is not good.

  11. Oh my dirty secret.. I think it has been at least two years since I cleaned it.. Honestly other than putting Jet Dry into it.. Never cleaned it.

  12. I just cleaned it recently, but can’t remember the exact date.

  13. At least once a month last week

  14. Hmm, I think that was in January. 🙁 , so I could do with winning this 😀 . I must add though that mine only runs about once a week – I’m on my own so I don’t have that much for the dishwasher, nor for the washing machine either. 🙂

  15. i have not used a product like this to clean my dishwasher, I have wiped it down inside around the seals, and ran hot water through with vinegar

  16. I haven’t cleaned it yet, it is a new one. I usually do it twice a year.

  17. Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I cleaned my dishwasher.

  18. I hate to admit that I have never cleaned my dishwasher in the 7 years we have had it????

  19. I haven’t cleaned my dishwasher but we just got a new one about 6 months ago. I think I’m due after reading your post!

  20. I was actually being good about cleaning my dishwasher every few months but I have been neglectful recently. I do find that it makes a difference!

  21. I have never cleaned my dishwasher with affresh, only “natural cleaners” many months ago but they weren’t totally effective. I will give affresh a try.

  22. Yikes can’t remember so it must have been awhile!

  23. I have not cleaned my dishwasher in 2 months

  24. I have never cleaned my dishwasher.

  25. I last cleaned my dishwasher approximately ten months ago!

  26. I have actually never cleaned my dishwasher, but it is on my list of things to do this summer. Right after I finish washing all of our blinds. This is the summer of my deep cleaning tasks!!

  27. I cleaned my dishwasher last week. I try to do it at least every few months.

  28. I have a used (new-to-me) dishwasher and I have to admit… I’ve NEVER cleaned it… yikes!

  29. I last washed my dishwasher probably about 6 months ago. Oops!

  30. I have been meaning too .. but it has been about a year !

  31. It’s been over a year since I last cleaned my dishwasher

  32. I deep clean my dishwasher once per month to keep it working efficiently. I’ve never tried Affresh before. I usually use another brand. Thanks for the chance!

  33. I haven’t ever cleaned my dishwasher

  34. I cleaned my dishwasher about 2 months ago, by running a cup of vinegar thru the machine, I don’t think that does as good a job as the Afresh will

  35. I have never cleaned my washer

  36. I cleaned our dishwasher 6 months ago.

  37. Never.

    Good luck to you all. Huggiez.

  38. I’ve never really thought about cleaning the dishwasher before

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