Today I opened my dishwasher and I was totally taken aback by some nasty oder that shot out and tried to kill me. After verifying that, in fact, no small animals had met their death and were decomposing inside it, I moved on to the few dishes inside it. Nope, all rinsed. Not the culprits.
I'm not the first person in the world with a foul smelling dishwasher (right? right?). So I did a Google search. No, I'm not (phew!).
The solution (no pun intended) - vinegar. I took all the dishes out of the dishwasher and filled the detergent dispenser with vinegar. The site I found said you can use up to a cup; I probably used about 1/4 c. because that's all that fit in there. Run the dishwasher on your hottest setting, hold your breath as you open it and... breathe again, because it doesn't smell anymore!
Happy holiday weekend... may your next few days be filled with fun, friends and a clean smelling dishwasher.
And if you're in Cincinnati, fireworks! More on that to come later this weekend....
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