When was the last time you actually cleaned your dishwasher? Do it now with these tablets

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TikTok has created a new video category, and it’s cleaning. Yes, people all over the social video platform share their organization tips, deep-cleaning secrets and test out cleaning products. It’s surprisingly satisfying.

A few years ago, TikToker Taira Goy (@taira.goy) stunned the world with a clip demonstrating how to lift an electric coil cooktop to clean it thoroughly. But there are other areas in the kitchen that you may be missing, and that includes your dishwasher.

You may not think to clean your dishwasher because soap essentially goes into it every single day. However, the Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner tablets can get rid of limescale and mineral buildup to keep your machine in tip-top shape. The tablets clean those hard-to-reach places like the tub, the internal hoses and the pump and valve.

Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner, 6 Tablets, $8.54

Credit: Amazon

To use, simply put an Affresh tablet in the detergent tray and run a normal dish cycle. If you suspect your dishwasher is extra grimy, you can toss a second one in the bottom of the dishwasher as well. Do this once a month, and your machine is golden!

The brand says you can safely use the tablets while you wash your dishes, too. You can put your regular detergent in the detergent tray, toss an Affresh tablet in the bottom of the dishwasher and then run it. However, one Amazon reviewer advised against it. “I ran my favorite Pyrex measuring cup in the cycle, and it came out bare,” they wrote. “All the painted measurements had been washed off! Everything was very clean — too clean in the case of the measuring cup!”

More than 35,000 Amazon shoppers give the Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner tablets 5 out of 5 stars in the reviews. That is a lot of people, so you know they’re the real deal.

“Works extremely well,” wrote one Amazon reviewer, who said they had major buildup after neglecting their machine for five years. “I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some buildup, and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors or buildup around the door seals.”

“I work in appliance repair and highly recommend,” wrote another reviewer. “If you are having a lot of residue in your dishwasher, the most important thing is to make sure your water is hot enough (at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit)! Use two tablets for heavy buildup, no detergent which should make a huge difference. If you use hot water and use this or Glisten regularly, your dishwasher will perform better and last longer.”

A six-pack of Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner tablets costs less than $10 on Amazon, and a pack will last you about three to six months, depending on how many you use at a time. But for less than $10, it’s well worth the benefits.

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