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If Your Dishwasher Is Dirty, Clean It With Tang

The powdered beverage can also clean your dishwasher.

If your dishwasher is smelly or it’s leaving food deposits on your dishes, there are plenty of ways you can freshen it up. Conventional methods involve vinegar, baking soda, or even bleach if you've got a serious mold problem.

But our favorite dishwasher-cleaning tip we dug up on the internet is Tang. Yup, the powdered beverage that astronauts drink for breakfast is the secret ingredient to a clean dishwasher.

You can pick up a 20-ounce jar for less than three bucks, and the instructions we followed only called for about 12 ounces to clean your dishwasher. That leaves enough powder left over for a week's worth of sweet and tangy beverages. Just think: You can clean your dishes and get your daily dose of Vitamin C at the same time! You definitely don't get that with vinegar or bleach.

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Tang Orange Powdered Drink Mix, 20-Ounce Canisters (Pack of 4)

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