1 Clean Your Dishes & Dishwasher
While buying dish tablets to run in your dishwasher is certainly easy enough, vinegar may provide an even more simple solution. Rather than filling your dishwasher with dish tablets, try running a cycle with a bit of vinegar. The vinegar is strong enough to cut through the grease and grime on your dishes, leaving them much cleaner than before.
But while washing dishes is one of many uses for vinegar, the vinegar can also keep your actual dishwasher sparkly clean. Every few months, pour a cup of vinegar into an empty dishwasher and run a cycle. The vinegar will clear out any lime, hard water, or soap scum that inevitably builds up in your machine. By running a short cycle with vinegar, you ensure your dishwasher is clean enough to work at peak efficiency.