Getting Your Dishwasher Clean and Ready For Fall and The Holiday Season

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As we get ready for fall, the upcoming holiday season and entertaining friends and family, I want to ensure that I am giving my dishes the best possible clean. I mean, I would never wash my dishes in a dirty sink, so why use a dirty dishwasher?

I try to do a monthly deep clean of our dishwasher because hidden dirt and build up can accumulate without us even noticing. For my monthly dishwasher deep clean I use FINISH® Dishwasher Cleaner. I love that it is easy to use, I just peel off the sticker, place it upside down in my empty dishwasher, and run it on the hottest cycle. So simple!

FINISH® Dishwasher Cleaner works by safely and effectively breaking down and removing mineral build up that’s inside your dishwasher, including hard-to-reach parts like the heating element and sprayer arms.

I love how clean and shiny my dishwasher looks after using the cleaner and how my dishes are also amazingly clean. The dishwasher won’t work its best if it isn’t clean so I find that getting it clean once a month is the best way to get it to do its work.


The FINISH® Dishwasher Cleaner is available at all major national mass merchant and grocery retailers in your detergents aisle (Walmart, Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys, Safeway and their affiliates), as well as Canadian Tire. It also retails between $5.49 and $6.99.

before and after

Check out my before and after photos above. Pretty big difference right? When was the last time you gave your dishwasher a deep clean? Don’t wait friends!

If you haven’t tried Finish Dishwasher Cleaner, now is the time to try it! Leave a review on the product (or pre-emptily, why you would like to try the product) and you could win $10,000 to get your home Holiday Ready.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, 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!

17 responses to “Getting Your Dishwasher Clean and Ready For Fall and The Holiday Season”

  1. Thanks for sharing! I have to get my dishwasher clean asap!

  2. I am suitably impressed on how well Finish cleaned out your dishwasher. I have used javex to clean out our dishwasher and it does a good job. However, I will give Finish a try and see if it works as well. Thank you for the information on Finish.

  3. I am literally cleaning mine tonight! LOL. It is a new dishwasher so I was letting it go for a bit but it has a bit of an odor from something that fell onto the element and started to burn. We think it was food but I need the smell gone. This should do the trick.

  4. I clean my dishwasher every quarter; and I use FINISH products. They work great!

  5. I dont have aa dishwasher, but know this is a great product bbecuase friends have them. There is nothing worse looking than the inside of aa filthy dishwasher. It makes you wonder if they are clean. This would solve the problem.

  6. I think my mom would really benefit from reading these tips!

  7. I like dreaming cuz dreaming it up can make it happen. I want to use Finish only because my guests notice it immediately. My family is kind of familiar to my clean dishes 🙂

  8. Yes! I tried Finish Dishwasher Cleaner for the first time last Fall and it has made a huge difference on how, um, stinky, my dishwasher is.

  9. We’ve tried this, it really did a fantastic job!

  10. I do not own a dishwasher but if I did I would use Finish!

  11. Our dishwasher is on the fritz and has been on hiatus for the last long while. You just reminded me, however, to give the surrounding area a deep clean. We love keeping our dish area clean!

  12. Finish is the only thing that brings back the “new” in our dishwasher!!

  13. Ummmm I have NEVER cleaned my dishwasher, eeps!!! So embarrased! Looks so easy to do, I need to get on this!

  14. I have actually tried this cleaner and it worked really well for my dishwasher!

  15. Thanks for the info. We are moving soon and will have a dishwasher to take xare of for the first time.

  16. Nothing worse than when clean dishes come out crudy, Thanks for the info.

  17. Our dishwasher is fairly new, so I’m still experimenting with new products. Still need to try this one.

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