Confession: I Didn’t Know You Had To Clean A Dishwasher

This post is brought to you by Finish® and JONES VOICE

That’s right, I admit it! Being that the purpose of a dishwasher is to clean dirty dishes, I assumed that it was always in a state of perpetual clean. Only recently did I find out that this was not the case and that limescale and grease builds up in its hidden and vital parts: the filters, the spray arms and the pipes. To this end, I am officially apologizing to my children and anyone who has ever eaten dinner at my house…

With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, you know your dishwasher is about to get a heavy workout, so now seems like a good time to give it a good cleaning. After doing some research I am happy to bring you my Do’s and Don’ts list for deep cleaning your dishwasher!

Do: Purchase Finish® Dishwasher Cleaner

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Do Not: Hand scrub your dishwasher with a toothbrush


Do: Peel off the sticker and place Finish bottle upside down in the bottom rack

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Do Not: Peel off sticker and feed your curiosity by tasting the product


Do: Run the dishwasher on the hottest cycle

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Do Not: Accidentally drop your kid’s tablet into the dishwasher before running it


Do: Marvel at how clean and shiny Finish has made your dishwasher look

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Do Not: Try to impress your wife and kids by eating out of your newly cleaned dishwasher


There you have it! Using Finish® Dishwasher Cleaner every 4 months can help prolong the life of your dishwasher while also helping to keep your dishes cleaner than ever. What are you waiting for? Head out to your local grocery store or Canadian Tire and Walmart stores to get your hands on some Finish® Dishwasher Cleaner today! Besides, now that you know you there are hidden germs in your dishwasher, you won’t be able to bring yourself to use those dishes again until you have given it a solid deep clean!

This post has been sponsored by Finish®. All opinions are my own.