How to Clean a Stainless Steel Dishwasher

What You'll Need
Dish Soap
White Vinegar
Used Toothbrush
Paper Towels
Kitchen Brush
Kitchen Cleaner

A stainless steel dishwasher is an excellent kitchen appliance that is shiny and elegant. However, like any stainless steel kitchen appliance, a stainless steel dishwasher is vulnerable to water streaks and fingerprints. A stainless steel dishwasher should be polished and cleaned regularly from the inside and outside. Here are the materials that you need along with the instructions on how to clean a stainless steel dishwasher.

Step 1: Remove and Clean the Racks

Remove the bottom and top racks of your stainless steel dishwasher by carefully sliding the rack and lifting it out of its place. Remove the silverware basket as well. In a sink filled with hot water and ten drops of dish soap, dip the racks thoroughly. Scrub the racks using a scrub brush. Dry-wipe with paper towels. Repeat the same procedure for cleaning the silverware basket.

Step 2: Clean the Seal

The seal is a ring made of rubber located inside the door of your stainless steel dishwasher. Clean the seal with your toothbrush dipped in hot water with dish soap. Allow the seal to dry.

Step 3: Clean the Inside and Outside

Clean the inside and outside part of your stainless steel dishwasher. To do this, spray kitchen cleaner on a paper towel and wipe the upper, lower, side, back and door portion of your stainless steel dishwasher.

Step 4: Clean the Spinning Arm and Drain

The spinning arm is a propeller-like device located at the bottom inside of your stainless steel dishwasher. Clean with the paper towel and kitchen cleaner. Inspect and remove any debris located in the spinning arm. Check the drain for any clogs and remove if there are any.

Step 5: Reinstall the Dishwasher Components

Assemble the dishwasher components in the order that you removed them. Make sure that the racks, spinning arm and seal are dry before putting them back in your stainless steel dishwasher.