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When's the last time you cleaned your dishwasher?

November 30, 2015 2 min read

Does your dishwasher smell more like a sewer than a cleaning device? They're tricky to keep clean and can be one of the worst places in our kitchens to harbour bacteria and other nasties!

Dishwashers are warm, moist and an ideal place for bacteria to breed unless they are given a good clean out and wipe down from time to time. 

There's a couple of do's and don't when it comes to washing your dishwasher, but the good news is, it doesn't take more than a few extra minutes every now and again. 

First you need to remove the filter and strainer which is usually in the bottom of the dishwasher.

Run it under warm water, give it a good shake to get any gunk off it and use a fine bottle brush cleaner to get any build up out of the mesh.

Wash in enviroCare Dishwash Liquid, rinse and put back.

Wipe the rubber seals and door to remove any mould or build up too with enviroClean Vigor All Purpose Cleaner.

If your dishwasher needs just a maintenance clean and is not too mouldy then natural methods are best to do a clean.

VINEGAR: A mild acid & natural deodoriser.

Put 1 cup white vinegar into the bottom of the empty dishwasher and use the heavy cleaning cycle.

When it's done sprinkle 1/4 cup baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher, leave it over night and turn your empty dishwasher on heavy cycle again.

Smells fantastic!

BORAX: sodium borate is natural and has many chemical properties that contribute to its cleaning power.

Use a damp sponge sprinkled with borax and wipe out the floor of the dishwasher and the door, scrubbing off any gunk, rinse with clean sponge and water.

Put 1/4 cup of borax on the bottom of the dishwasher, put your dishes in and turn it on as per your normal cycle. The borax will freshen up the dishwasher and make your glasses sparkle! 

Use either of these methods to give your dishwasher a clean out and create a much better smell when you open the door.

enviroCareDishwash Powder has no fillers, no caustic or chlorine and is very economical to use -200 machine washes per kilo if used according to directions.

Dishwash Detox Bombs recipe coming in another blog, stay tuned! 

Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth