How to Get the Inside of Your Dishwasher Squeaky Clean

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Cleaning the dishwasher might seem like an extra chore since it already washes dishes, which is why it’s one of the grimiest kitchen appliances. Studies show that dishwashers can carry fungi, harbor slimy black yeast, and hide mildew and mold. Experts advise noticing food particles on clean dishes or lingering debris inside the machine as signs it needs cleaning. Cloudy glassware or a smelly dishwasher also call for a deep cleanse. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensure your dishwasher sparkles as it should after a thorough cleaning.

Remove Parts and Clean the Seal

Maintaining a spotless kitchen includes giving your dishwasher a thorough clean-up. Begin by taking out the dishwasher’s bottom rack, filter (if removable), and the lower tray. Rinse the filter and tray, then soak them in warm water, mixed with a cup of white vinegar and a squirt of Dawn dish soap.

While the filter soaks, turn your attention to the rubber seal around the dishwasher’s door. This seal can trap grime and mold in its folds. Using a mix of hot water and vinegar along with a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush, scrub the crevices and cracks. Dry the seal thoroughly with a microfiber cloth.

Focus on the Inside

Spray the interior, including the detergent tray, spray arms, walls, door, and bottom, with a solution made of one cup of white vinegar, one cup of water, and a teaspoon of Dawn dish soap. Remove the vent cover and let it soak along with the filter. Then, clean it thoroughly by wiping the interior using a microfiber cloth, ensuring to remove any visible debris. If there’s anything stuck in the spray arms’ water holes, use a toothpick or wire to clear them.

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Once the filter has soaked, use a soft brush and warm water to clean it and the surrounding tray. Reinstall them correctly, ensuring the filter is securely locked in place. Scrub and replace the vent cover as well.

Run a Cleaning Cycle

To give your dishwasher a deep clean, pour a cup of white vinegar into a bowl on the top rack and run a lengthy, hot wash cycle. After that cycle, sprinkle about a cup of baking soda on the bottom and run another wash. The vinegar will steam clean the dishwasher, while the baking soda will work on any remaining grime.

By following these steps, you’ll now have a clean dishwasher that will ensure your utensils and dishes continue to get cleaned properly and that your machine runs well for years to come!

Recent Study Reveals the Correlation Between Money and Happiness

Money can’t buy happiness is possibly one of the most overused phrases in the world. But surprisingly, it often comes out from the mouths of those who have enough bucks to spare at their will. Nevertheless, money indeed doesn’t guarantee lifelong happiness. But a few extra dollars to pay the bills and perhaps go on a nice holiday can make you a great deal happier. A study reveals the same after examining the correlation between money and quality of life.

The Recent Study

For this study, the researchers gave $10,000 to selected people from different cultures and backgrounds. They found that having that extra amount of money made the receivers happier, but only to a limited extent. The people earning $123,000 yearly or more, didn’t appear to have increased happiness. This indicates that there’s a point or limit, at which money turns out to be less impactful on overall quality of life.

The Experiment

For this research experiment, selected people from diverse backgrounds were given a one-time payment of £8,500 or $10,000 and were told to spend it within three months. They were also asked to fill out a monthly survey form for three months and another survey after six months of the payment. Another control group comprised of 100 individuals, wasn’t given any money and was also included in the study.

The Findings

The study was conducted based on the 5-item Satisfaction with Life Scale and a 1-5 score scale measuring positive and negative effects among the 200 cash-receiving participants. It revealed that those who received that extra money indicated significantly improved happiness compared to the deprived control group. Also, the effect was much higher, three times more to be specific, in the people belonging to lower-income countries. The causal evidence of the study proved that money can transfer significantly increased but varied happiness across people of diverse global backgrounds, and also it doesn’t always equate to a wholesome quality of life for everyone.