Housewife MacGyver: Handyman Help for the Dishwasher

Today we start a 4-part mini Housewife MacGyver series about our appliances, written by the appliance repairman! Each post will feature a tip or two about keeping an appliance running so you don't have to call the repairman as often, or at all. Steve Newcomb is a local (Utah) appliance repairman and he and his wife, Meredin, were so kind to write up some quick tips to help us out. Steve is also offering a discount for just Lu readers, so catch that at the bottom of the post!

Your Dishwasher: A Preventative Measure
Save yourself a call to the repairman! Many people use a dishwasher to actually clean their dishes; they leave food on the dishes and expect the dishwasher to do all the work. Over time, the food will build up and start plugging up water flow. This causes your dishes to come out dirty, sometimes more dirty than when they started.

To prevent this from happening rinse your dishes so there isn’t food on them and use the dishwasher to sanitize them. If you're already having this problem, however, you will need to call an appliance repairman to fix the problem first and then reform your ways and start rinsing.

About the author: Steve Newcomb has been an appliance repairman for 3 years now, in addition to attending school and raising a wonderful family with his wife, Meredin. He works on most brands of appliances (except Subzero, Wolf, or Viking), both in and out of warranty, for Utah clients from Springville to Salt Lake (and beyond, with an additional travel fee). Mention that you saw Steve here on just Lu when you call and receive $10 off your first service call (typically $75 for the original service call plus a return visit to install parts, as necessary). Steve also offers a 30-day work warranty. Contact Steve at (801)472-2515 to set up an appointment.

Thanks, Meredin and Steve! Guilty as charged... I'm a habitual non-rinser... I will reform my ways!

I do, however, use vinegar to help keep my glassware sparkling clean in my dishwasher. You can read the full tip here from The Damsel... I'm the student she talks about -- how cool is that?? :) 

What do you do to keep your dishes sparkling clean?

This post is part of the Housewife MacGyver series on just Lu. Read more about Housewife MacGyver and see all the posts in the series here.


Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I am also a non-rinser. Time to get my act together :) Great addition to this series!

Kendra Goodrich said...

I am trying to be a better rinser but sometimes with kids it's hard to do especially when you do them 3 times a day! But I think I'm getting better. My husband is actually way better at it than I am.

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