The dishwasher can grow some fairly interesting things and really should be cleaned well once a month. You do not need to do very much, but it will take a little time. 


  • 1 Coffee mug
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbs bicarb soda
  • Castile soap 

First take out the filters and clean well with hot water and Castile soup then place back in the dishwasher. 

Fill the mug with vinegar and place on the bottom shelf of the dishwasher facing up. Run the dishwasher on a long, hot cycle. 

Once done add the bicarb soda to the bottom of the dishwasher and let run on a short wash. This will take away any left over unpleasant smells. If you can, then leave the door open and empty overnight to completely dry out.