If Your Dishwasher Is Dirty, Clean It With Tang

The powdered beverage can also clean your dishwasher.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

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.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

What's Your Take?

All Comments
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below