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Fresh out of the dishwasher, are your dishes clean? #FinishTheDishes Fresh out of the dishwasher, are your dishes clean? #FinishTheDishes
I have a confession to make.  Since moving into our house over 4 years ago, I have never washed out… … the inside of... Fresh out of the dishwasher, are your dishes clean? #FinishTheDishes

I have a confession to make.  Since moving into our house over 4 years ago, I have never washed out…

… the inside of our dishwasher!

ACK! I KNOW! That’s gross right?

What’s even worse is that I have no idea when (OR IF!?!) the people who lived here before us washed it out either.  I’m starting to feel a bit creepy crawly even typing this out, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that some of you reading this will be whispering “it’s ok… me neither” as you read along.  That would make me feel a tiny bit better!

I know there are worse things to have happened, but when I think of the fact that we wash dishes in our dishwasher that our 2 little girls use, that’s when it really gets me that I’ve been neglecting a pretty major household chore.

You would never wash your dishes in a dirty sink, so why use a dirty dishwasher? Even if your dishwasher looks clean, hidden dirt can build up.
FINISH® Dishwasher Cleaner intensively cleans hard to see places in your dishwasher where grease & lime scale build up. Simply put, a cleaner dishwasher means amazingly clean dishes.

I was recently given the opportunity to try out Finish Dishwasher Cleaner and I now sleep a little easier at night.  Here are the before- and after- Finish Dishwasher Cleaner pictures of our dishwasher.

Ok, this is embarrasing.  The 'before' shot of the inside of our dishwasher.

Ok, this is embarrasing. The ‘before’ shot of the inside of our dishwasher.

Then we used this magical little bottle of Finish.

Finish Dishwasher Cleaner

 

And voila!

AFTER using Finish Dishwasher Cleaner

AFTER using Finish Dishwasher Cleaner

Notice all the scum is gone?! (Again, so gross! YIKES!).  The cleaner is very easy to use… you literally just pull a sticker off the lid, turn the bottle upside down on the top rack of your empty dishwasher, and run a cycle.

Now that I knew my dishwasher itself was clean… it was time to tackle our drying mat that has taken up permanent residency on our kitchen counter (valuable real estate!).

Our lovely little drying mat.  May it find another use somewhere in our home!

Our lovely little drying mat. May it find another use somewhere in our home!

This is how dish cleaning used to go in our house.  Dishes go in the dishwasher, they get cleaned and then EVERY SINGLE plate, bowl, cup etc., that was on the top rack gets piled onto a drying mat on our kitchen counter because they were soaking wet (see the image above).  Seems a little ‘counter’-productive, no?  Clear the dirty dishes off the counter only to add the clean ones back onto the counter?

Since we have been using another of the Finish product line, the Finish Rinse Agent, our dishes now come out clean AND dry from their wash cycle.  What a novel idea! 😉

If you’re racking your brain trying to think of the last time (if ever) you washed out the inside of your dishwasher… now is a good time!  In the same breath, if you spend time drying your dishes once they’ve come out of your dishwasher, you are using up precious time that you could either be spending with your family, catching up on emails, or … maybe even spending some time reading other North Shore Mama posts (now that sounds like fun!).  Tee hee.

In any case, get the job done and get it done right by grabbing some Finish Dishwashing products.  As well, feel free to check out the Finish Dishwashing Expert website for more videos and instructions: http://dishwashingexpert.com/

 

 

Disclosure: I am part of the Finish Canada Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Leslie

    September 20, 2013 #1 Author

    I read this last night and it reminded me that I had one of those Finish cleaners in my cupboard that I hadn’t used. When I opened my soaking wet dishwasher this morning, I put it in and I’m running it now. I hope for dry dishes today! Thanks.

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