A group of parents have taken to the Facebook group Mums Who Clean to share how they’ve started to remove the build up of dirt and grime in their washing machines. Supposedly, it’s as easy as popping a dishwasher tablet – any brand – into the machine and putting it on a hot cycle.
Within minutes, the machine’s were filled with dirty, brown water, that’s not exactly what you want from a machine designed to clean your clothes. Some mums have even tried throwing up to four of the tablets in their machine’s, to really amp up the ante.
Whilst, the results were pretty disgusting, the hack was brilliant.
The Sun reported that one member of the group had tried previous cleaning tips she’d seen online but had no luck. Just last week she had cleaned her machine with hot water and vinegar, but it did half the job that the dishwasher tablets had.
A number of parents said they’d seen the machine fill with dirt in just five minutes – no time at all. Another user said: “Decided to try use dishwasher tablets to clean my washing machine – I am now mesmerised.” A fourth said she was now starting to see the shine of the drum too.
So, instead of opting for your usual cleaning detergent, your dishwasher tablets might just break down the smaller dirt particles that get hidden in hard to reach places.