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De-Gunk Your Dishwasher with Finish!

De-Gunk Your Dishwasher with Finish!

I am cringing while writing this post. It started off normal enough–I planned on writing a post about cleaning your dishwasher. Pretty normal, right? Well. Then I thought, “Oh, I should totally take before and after pictures to show how sparkly and clean it is after I clean it.” I didn’t expect to see how DISGUSTING the inside of my dishwasher is.

Grungy Dishwasher

We have hard water in Calgary plus the dishwasher tabs sometimes don’t dissolve completely. So my dishwasher door has this nice stripe of….ick down it. 

Thankfully, cleaning your dishwasher doesn’t require much work on your part. “No elbow grease” is what my granny would say.


First, visit your favorite grocery store’s dishwasher detergent aisle. Finish® Dishwasher Cleaner is right beside the Finish® dishwasher detergent tabs.Dishwasher Cleaner all ready to go

Next, peel the sticker off of the top of the dishwasher cleaner and place the Finish® dishwasher detergent top down on a lower dishwasher rack. Don’t remove the blue top! Turn your dishwasher on its hottest setting (such as sanitize) and let it run a complete cycle. While it is running, I recommend catching up on your favorite TV shows, eating bon bons and doing your nails. That’s what all us work at home moms do all day, right? After about an hour or so (and the happy song my dishwasher plays when it is done), I couldn’t wait to check out the results.Finish After

That icky stripe is GONE. Look at the shiny stainless! Pretty! Overall, my dishwasher is so much less gross. Finish® helps maintain your machine, remove limescale, clear grease, clean hidden parts and freshen your dishwasher. They recommend you do a cleaning cycle once a month for best results. I think I can handle that! You can find Finish® at Loblaw’s, Walmart, RCSS, Canadian Tire, No Frills, Sobeys, Metro, Food Basics, Fresh Co for around $4.99. Want more info? Follow Finish® on Facebook and YouTube

Finish® wants you to see for yourself how great their dishwasher cleaner is so they’re holding a contest in which one winner will receive a spa getaway to the Caribbean! Simply leave a review on their Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win. 

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Shari Goss

Saturday 10th of October 2015

This is what we use in ours. I love it! Never have a problem with our dishwasher now.


Friday 9th of October 2015

OMG!! I need this!! I recently lifted up a trap in my dishwasher and it was GROSS!!! I use finish dish-washing detergent, but didn't know about this!! off to the store!


Friday 9th of October 2015

Adding this to the grocery list - mine looks even worse than yours did!

Randa @ TBK

Friday 9th of October 2015

I have used this before in the past and it works great. It's always gross to see the before and afters isnt it?

Merry Kuchle

Friday 9th of October 2015

It really is. How did I not notice this before!?!

Suzanne Rudge

Friday 9th of October 2015

This makes me laugh because this is definitely a chore I do not like to do and one that gets ignored a lot because of that. I will have to pick up some Finish to help me take on the challenge!