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How to Clean Appliances

Tackle tough-to-clean appliances in your kitchen with these smart tricks. We'll show you the secrets to cleaning a dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator.

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Make cleaning kitchen appliances easy with these tips. Mix together equal portions of water and vinegar in a spray bottle as a food safe cleaner to store right in your refrigerator. Keep the cleaner in the door and use it to wipe out spills as they occur. To clean your dishwasher, fill a dishwasher safe cup with vinegar. Place the cup on the top rack of your empty dishwasher. Run the dishwasher on the hottest longest cycle to sanitize and loosen lime deposits, food buildup, and soap scum. Start your microwave cleaning with a cup of water. Place a microwave safe cup filled with water in the microwave. You get uncover until the water starts to boil. The steam loosens any caked on foods so you can wipe it down faster.