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Keep a Clean Dishwasher with Affresh

A clean dishwasher is a better functioning dishwasher. A dishwasher is supposed to clean your dishes, but it can’t do that effectively when it’s full of gunk. Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablets ensure that your dishwasher works at its peak performance.


A Clean Dishwasher is a Better Dishwasher

Cleaning the inside of your appliances is one way to ensure that they perform at their very best. Did you know that only about a quarter of Canadians have cleaned the interior of their dishwashers in the last year? That means that three quarter of Canadians are washing their dishes in dishwashers filled with hard water and mineral deposits. It’s going to be difficult for a dishwasher to perform when it’s hampered by dirt and buildup.


affresh combats hard water and mineral build up in all brands of dishwashers, is dish safe, and is the recommended brand for a clean dishwasher by KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag, Jenn-air, and Amana. I discovered affresh several years ago when I needed to clean out my new front loading washing machine. Affresh worked well for that for years before I discovered that affresh had a product for dishwashers too. I trusted affresh for washing machines so it wasn’t a big leap to make when I bought it to use for my dishwasher too. I used affresh for both appliances in our old home and now I use it in the new house too.


My Decrepit Dishwasher and affresh

My dishwasher is on its last legs. We moved in to our current home about two years ago and we inherited a dishwasher that matched the kitchen beautifully, but sadly the dishwasher is now 11 years old. It’s almost done… but I haven’t found one that is affordable yet to replace it. That’s why I’m doing everything I can to make the current model last longer. And while affresh isn’t going to make my dishwasher last forever, it could make it more efficient with the power it still has left. Last week I used affresh again here in this dishwasher. I am embarrassed to say that the cleaning tablet loosened up a tonne of hard water buildup and gunk. It made it easy to wipe that out with a damp cloth after just one clean with an affresh tablet. This dishwasher will never be good as new but it will be working better for a while and it’s so much cleaner inside.


Dishwashers take a lot of abuse. And if you are like us at all your dishwasher has to be a workhorse. We rely on ours every day, so it’s important that it be clean and in good working order. Affresh tablets are easy to use. Pop one into the empty dishwasher, place in detergent compartment and run the cycle as you normally would. Some older and extremely dirty machines might need two tabs.

[tweetthis]Did you know that your dishwasher should be cleaned once a month?[/tweetthis]

A Clean Dishwasher at an Affordable Price

In my opinion affresh is an excellent dishwasher cleaner, and it’s more affordable than many others. In fact, I save over $2.00 per use with affresh vs. Finish. So I’m keeping my old faithful in as good a working order as I can, and I’m saving money. You can’t beat that! Check out the affresh website for more information on their dishwasher cleaner and other great products.

This post was sponsored by affresh. My opinion is all my own and it is 100 % truthful.

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.


  • Aimee Geroux

    THANK YOU – you just reminded me I need to desperately clean my dishwasher. Just popped this on my shopping list as I have to run out tonight to get my 13 year old a white button shirt for grad photos tomorrow so will pick this up and give it a try!

  • Pam

    We have hard water in our area and I know it can be hard on our appliances. I need to pick up some Affresh.

  • carla

    I am going to have to try this cleaner, I have tried a couple other brands before and I have noticed no difference! My dishwasher stays just as dirty, which is just gross. I end up cleaning by hand most of the time and it takes so much time.

  • ashley p

    these are great tips! I always know I need to clean my dishwasher when my the loads start to come out not perfectly clean….I need to get into the habit of doing it regularlu

  • Janell Poulette

    We just moved into a new house and it has a brand new dishwasher. I need to make sure I used these to keep it clean.

  • Maya

    YIKES… I’m really grateful for your post. I had no idea that 1) this product exists and 2) that I need to clean my dishwasher that often. Makes sense though… Guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow!?!?

  • Jeanine

    I’m so sad when we moved our new place didn’t have a dishwasher. So I totally can’t use these tips, but I will keep them in mind in case we ever do get one again!

  • Marielle Altenor

    This is what we need. We too got our dishwasher from the previous owners. Not sure how old it is but it sometimes gives off this odd odor after a wash lol Going to check this one out.Side note: I just realized you are in Canada from the package lol It is both in English and French hahaha