9 Simple Hacks For A Hazard-Free Kitchen

Easy ways to make everything from food prep to cleanup safer and healthier
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Washing the dishwasher

You’d think your dishwasher is self-sanitizing, given all the hot soapy water that sprays around inside. But dishwashers get dirty in their own smelly, mildewy way. Once a month, run yours through a full cycle while empty using a cup of white vinegar instead of detergent. Afterward, wipe down the sides and outside of the door. From time to time, clean any removable parts to destroy mildew and get rid of odors.