IKEA – Dishwasher Care and Cleaning

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The dishwasher IKEA MEDELSTOR is an excellent addition to any kitchen, but to ensure optimal performance and prolonged lifespan, it’s important to take care of it with regular maintenance and cleaning. Following some simple practices can help keep the dishwasher in perfect condition for years to come.

Firstly, it’s crucial to regularly empty the dishwasher filter. The filter is responsible for capturing food residues and debris during the washing cycle, preventing them from depositing on the dishes. Removing the filter and cleaning it thoroughly with warm water and dish soap is an operation that should be performed at least once a month.

Another good practice is to regularly check the spray arm nozzles. The nozzles can become clogged with food residues or limescale over time, compromising the washing effectiveness. Carefully cleaning them using a small toothbrush and white vinegar can help maintain optimal water flow during the wash.

Additionally, it’s advisable to use a high-quality dishwasher detergent. Avoid using too much detergent, as this could cause residues on the dishes and inside the dishwasher itself. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to properly dose the detergent and choose appropriate wash programs based on the type of dishes and level of dirt.

Finally, it’s important to keep the seals and external surfaces of the dishwasher clean. Use a soft, clean cloth dampened with warm water and soap to remove dust and stains from the external surface. Pay particular attention to the door seals, ensuring they are clean and free from residues that could compromise the watertight seal during the wash cycle.

Of course, when the dishwasher indicator light for “Machine Care” comes on, it is necessary to proceed as indicated in the manual (which you can find by clicking here) in the “Care and Cleaning” section.

By following these simple maintenance and cleaning practices, you can ensure that the IKEA MEDELSTOR dishwasher continues to operate efficiently and reliably, providing clean and sparkling dishes with every use.