These bright breezy Spring days have me throwing my windows open to let the fresh scent in. There are so many ways to make our home smell great, from the cleaning supplies we use to candles, air fresheners and oil diffusers.
But what about the areas of the house that just keep smelling a little stale? (I’m not talking about the storage room in my basement that houses three hockey bags…there’s no hope for that room!)
When we moved into our home seven years ago, the appliances were all in pretty decent shape. Over the past seven years, we’ve had to replace the washing machine, the dryer, and the fridge, but our old tried and true dishwasher chugs on. It does the job well (save the occasional flood) and without too much complaint. However, there are times when I open the dishwasher up to load something in, when I get a whiff of fish, and realize we haven’t had salmon in over a week. Or I smell curry when I know we haven’t eaten Indian in days.
Affresh dishwasher cleaner to the rescue! Once a month you drop one of these little “pucks” in the main dishwasher tray and another in the prewash tray or bottom of the dishwasher. Run the dishwasher on the heaviest cycle, without dishes, using the hottest wash temperature (the toughest part for me is finding a time when my dishwasher is empty!)
Affresh’s formula produces a “powerful oxygenated cleaning action” leaving behind a fresh lemon-y scent. I’ve used it for two months now and don’t notice the stale, left-behind food smells typical of my dishwasher.
You can buy Affresh dishwasher cleaning for $8.99 for a three-month supply, at most Canadian department and grocery stores.
Our house came with a Miele dishwasher. Probably top of the line when it was intalled and probably one of the first to have a stainless steel tub. Still a great dishawasher – but sometimes I do get a funky smell coming from it.
I will definately try these!!
Thanks for the great tip! My dishwasher definitely has a less than desirable odor. I will have to try these affresh pucks.