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Whiffy dishwasher

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fridayschild Fri 08-Jul-11 20:51:14

I have a smelly dishwasher, and a book which suggests the solution is to put a cup of soda in but nothing else, and run a cycle through.

Do you think the book means bicarb of soda, or a fizzy drink?

And do you have any other ideas?

Oakmaiden Fri 08-Jul-11 20:52:21

bicarb of soda!

grin at the idea of pouring a bottle of lemonade in there! Although I normally use vinegar in my washing machine....

fridayschild Fri 08-Jul-11 20:56:15

It is fair to say no-one has ever confused me with a domestic goddess...

What do you do with the vinegar? It would be cheaper than bicarb, and the stuff Lakeland sell for dishwasher maintenance

Oakmaiden Fri 08-Jul-11 21:09:41

Well, this is my washing machine, not dishwasher - but I pour it into the detergent drawer and run it empty on a 90 deg wash. I use the clear vinegar...

fridayschild Fri 08-Jul-11 21:11:28

Clear Vinegar. Top tip. I think you have the measure of me.

JsOtherHalf Sat 09-Jul-11 14:25:59

I use the brown vinegar now, we ran out of white and I never noticed a difference. I also use it as for the dishwasher rinse aid.

Oakmaiden Sat 09-Jul-11 14:28:35

That is worth knowing, JS. I always use white (but then I also use the white on my chips too, so it is what we have in the house).

JsOtherHalf Sat 09-Jul-11 14:45:44

I decided that given that any vinegar is acidic, I couldn't see what significant difference there would be between white and brown? I keep the cheap brown stuff for dishwasher now.

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