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How to clean a smelly dishwasher

What do you do when your dishwasher starts to smell funky? This was my dilemma a little while ago. Dishwashers need to be maintained and cleared of their built up residue otherwise they start to smell. While browsing I came across a product that was made for just this problem.

The product I used is Affresh dishwaher cleaner. It was my first time trying the product and you can watch my video review below to see if I would buy/use it again…or read on.


Easy to use. It doesn’t get any simpler than this product. All you have to do is pop it into your dishwasher soap case and run the dishwasher on a normal load. It is safe to use on your dishes as well. If you plan to use it with a load of dishes, simply place one tablet at the bottom of the dishwasher.

Inexpensive. Affresh dishwasher cleaner is $9.97  at Walmart for a package of three tablets. This product only needs to be used once a month which works out to be 3.32 for one tablet. In the states is even cheaper at about $6.00 for a package of 6 tablets. Clearly they are getting a much better deal.

Works! After using the Affresh dishwasher cleaner the odor disappeared. It’s been almost a month and there’s no smelly odor in my dishwasher

Con. For me, the downside of this product is that I personally have not seen it in other stores. You can buy it on amazon but besides Walmart (which is far from me) it’s not a product that is readily available.