How Do I Get My Dishwasher To Stop Leaving White Powdery Film On My Glasses?
Do you get that white powdery film on your glasses after you clean them in the dishwasher? Isn’t that annoying?
Well, the good news is that removing white residue on glasses is actually easy. Here’s how to get cloudy glasses clear:
Dishwasher Cleaning and Maintenance
The first thing you want to do is to ensure that your dishwasher parts are clean and in good working order. After that, you can proceed with the following steps:
- Clean out the dishwasher garbage trap of any old food, hair or dirt particles. There might be clumps of dishwasher soap in there also. Remove the trap screen and wash with vinegar to make for a more thorough cleaning process.
- Then, get a towel or brush and manually scrub the interior part of the dishwasher. Remove the parts and clean them thoroughly. Check underneath them for caked soap.
- Use the same vinegar solution with plenty of hot water to clean the interior part of the dishwasher. When the powdery soap cakes up, it leaves that powdery film. You want to make sure that all of the soap is liquefied when you wash your dishes.
- Wash a small container full of white vinegar by itself in the dishwasher. This will also remove any microscopic particles that you missed. Vinegar is the nemesis of powdery soap. Wipe down all the surfaces once again.
- If you want to remove any lingering smells, you can place some baking soda in a container in your dishwasher and wash another load. This will soak up any foul odors.
Clean This Way Every Three Months
Now, your dishwasher should be sparkling clean and ready to go. When you do the next dishwasher load, you might want to pre-dissolve the powdery soap to ensure that it is properly liquefied.
You can also shake and bust up any cakes that may form in the soap container when it is not being used. Any humidity could lead to the soap turning into clumps. A higher quality soap might help also.
Regularly clean your dishwasher every three months using this process to remove all of the powdery soap. Do your best to look for caked soap that is not dissolved properly. With regular cleaning and maintenance, you can stop the dishwasher from leaving white powdery film on your glasses.