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How to degunkify the bottom of your dishwasher — no tools needed!

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Life as a dishwasher is thankless. You work tirelessly each day and all you have to show for it is a dirty, gunk-filled filter that your owner probably doesn’t know how to clean properly!

Gunk is public enemy #1 in your dishwasher. You know what we’re talking about — those gross food scraps that get trapped in hard-to-reach places. The ones that just kind of sit there and fester week after week.

Fortunately, giving a thorough cleaning to degunkify the bottom of your dishwasher is easy…

Read more: Why you shouldn’t wash your dishes by hand

How to clean that gunk from the bottom of your dishwasher

Want another approach to cleaning your dishwasher? Check out this article from our own Mike Timmermann.

He offers a monthly cleaning regimen for those who don’t want to fool around with disassembling parts of their dishwasher.

Read more: 19 things you didn’t know you could wash in the dishwasher

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Theo Thimou About the author:
Theo is director of content for clark.com. He has co-written 2 books with Clark Howard, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times.
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