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Cure for a stinky dishwasher? (Sorry its banal)

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Ivartheboneless, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Blimey-how big is this dishwasher?
    It must be massive if you do have them but haven't even heard them barking.
    racroesus, agathamorse and gainly like this.
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Odd thing for shops not to have. Where about in the country are you? Every shop around my way has them in their standard stock on their shelves, never been a shortage. Is £3 - £4** really that expensive for a one-off clean? Given that everything else you've tried doesn't seem to have worked for you!

    ** £6-49 for 2 + free delivery on Amazon.
    agathamorse and needabreak like this.
  3. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    I was looking for dishwasher cleaner and I also couldn't find any. Must be a Yorkshire/Wales thing, Ivar
  4. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    What are you doing sniffing Coco Chanel's undie drawer?
  5. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I would be inclined to put some washing soda (sodium carbonate) in and run a hot wash. This may help remove any greasy gunge.
    In a separate wash, do some white vinegar to remove any lime scale.
    Don't cut corners and do them both at once, you're wasting ingredients by reacting them with each other rather than the nasties in the dishwasher.
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  6. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    You can buy a dishwasher version of an air freshener (water freshener?). You hang it inside the dishwasher. Sainsburys sell them.
    mothorchid likes this.
  7. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Oh, mon dieu! If only!
  8. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Sainsburys? Thats for middle class posh people!
  9. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Limescale in Wales? Have you been falling for those dodgy dubbed adverts for unnecessary stuff in washing machines and other appliances! I learned at school about "hard" and "soft" water, it seems advertisers never did!
  10. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    We mainly use Aldi. Does that make us thrifty, or common?
  11. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I apologise for failing to read the bit in your first post where you say you live in Wales. I thought there was some good limestone near Ystradfellte.
  12. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

    I'm coming to the conclusion that this is a question best addressed initially, by a chemist who specialises in gas chromatography. If you can determine what the pong actually is chemically, it would be easier to track down what would cause it.

    Having worked out what it is, don't forget you might have five hundred quid coming to you from the government, so you could but a replacement dishwasher.

    On a more serious note, do we know whether those counter-top dishwashers have as efficient rinse cycles as the under the counter ones have? Where I'm coming from with this, is that they probably use less water, but a similar amount of detergent to the big dishwashers.
  13. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I was a biologist, but know stuff. Aren't we all supposed to save water these days? A washdisher uses much less than sploshing about in the sink.
    As to limestone, there is a "thread" of it runs through here, the nearest to me being around the village ot Erryrys (no vowels). There are outcroppings west as far as the Great Orme, but the local water does not come from those. Tangentially, the geology of north Wales is quite fascinating.
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    After all these years?
  15. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    My washdisher doubles as a time machine. Didn't I say that? I thought it was obvious. Its a "tardish"! ;)

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