Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner {Review}

Never in a million years did I ever think to clean my dishwasher. Sure, I would pull out the big pieces of food that got stuck at the drain of the dishwasher, but I never even thought about cleaning it out. The thought of pulling out the racks and trying to figure out how to finagle my way into the dishwasher to get every part of it clean just didn’t sound appealing. I honestly have no idea why I never thought to get in there and clean it out, but if we’re being honest here, I just never did.

Did you know that residue can actually build up inside your appliances and cause odor? I figured there had to be some cause for the odor, but I didn’t know that there was an easy way to fix the problem and get rid of the odor.

affreshEnter Affresh Dishwasher and Disposal Cleaner from the Whirlpool Corporation. Affresh® Dishwasher and Disposal Cleaner is safe for septic tanks, dishwashers, disposals and plumbing, and is the #1 recommended cleaner by KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag and Amana brands. Until now, no other product on the market removed both dishwasher and garbage disposal odors. Whirlpool developed affresh® Dishwasher and Disposal Cleaner, an extension of the affresh® washer cleaner brand, to clean unseen particles that can cause odor.

Now, I don’t have a garbage disposal. We haven’t had one in almost 8 years, but we have always had a dishwasher. I tend to run my dishwasher at least once, if not twice a day. With six kids, my husband and myself, we go through tons of dishes. If I don’t load them in the dishwasher right away, the sink would soon be overflowing and driving me crazy.

I’ve noticed, though, that the longer I use my dishwasher, the worse it seems to clean. I’ve shelled out big bucks for “the best” dishwasher detergent, rinse aids, and everything else one could think of, but nothing really seemed to help.

Then, I tried Affresh Dishwasher and Disposal Cleaner. It was so easy to use! Just put a tablet in the soap holder, a tablet in the bottom of the dishwasher, and run it on the longest, hottest cycle.

In minutes, my entire house smelled clean and fresh. I loved it! No amount of my scrubbing the dishwasher ever would have made my whole house smell so good.

When the dishwasher was finished, I loaded up all the dishes in the sink and started another cycle. The dishes came out spotless on the first try – even after sitting in the sink that whole time.

A week after running the Affresh through the dishwasher, I ran out of my expensive dishwasher detergent. It was the end of the week, and payday was still days away, so I grabbed some generic dish soap. I figured it would have to get me through until payday, even if it meant running the dishwasher several times to get the loads clean.

Imagine my surprise – and my utter delight – to find out the dishes still came out clean – on the very first try! I am totally convinced that cleaning my dishwasher with the Affresh Dishwasher and Disposal Cleaner is the reason why. By removing all the grime that had built up in the dishwasher over the years, my dishwasher runs like new! I love doing the dishes now.

I’ll be using the Affresh Dishwasher and Disposal Cleaner again next month and tell you what my thoughts are after using it again.

For more information on Affresh, check out their website:

You can purchase Affresh at retailers nationwide including Sears, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Kroger and Food Lion, and The Affresh® tablets are also available via a subscription through the Web site to help consumers save time and money – which is an awesome idea, and a way to make sure you keep those odors from coming back. At just $5.99 for a package of 6 tablets (that’s a 2 – 3 month supply!), the affresh tablets are an excellent value for your money.

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of affresh and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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