Something died in my dishwasher and I need help cleaning it.
October 12, 2011 1:36 PM Subscribe
Something literally died in my dishwasher. Please help me clean it.
posted by ellenaim to home & garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty sure a mouse drowned and, for lack of a better word, disintegrated, in my dishwasher. Is it possible to clean it well enough that I'll ever feel comfortable eating off of dishes that have been in it? The internet is full of advice about general cleaning of dishwashers using vinegar or bleach, or both, or not both, or not bleach in stainless steel. I turn to you for advice on whether I can salvage this situation. There's (I think) skin and gray slime in the rinse agent compartment, in and under the filter, built up on the gasket, etc. I'm damn sure this isn't just regular dishwasher mold and buildup since I cleaned out most of these parts very recently. The dishwasher is less than 5 years old, it would be a shame to throw it out due to the ick factor, but I'm seriously considering it.