Cleaning a Bosch dishwasher like a pro involves a series of steps that ensure the appliance is thoroughly cleaned and maintained for optimal performance. This guide provides a comprehensive approach to achieving this.

50 Ways to Clean a Bosch Dishwasher Like a Pro

Regular Cleaning with Bosch Dishwasher Cleaner

Bosch recommends using their dishwasher cleaner a few times a year to remove greasy residues. This involves adding one box of cleaner to the bottom of an empty dishwasher and running the hottest, longest cycle.


  • Removes greasy residues
  • Easy to use
  • Recommended by Bosch


  • Requires purchasing Bosch dishwasher cleaner
  • Takes time due to the long cycle

Descaling Your Dishwasher

Hard water deposits and limescale buildup can be removed by using the Bosch descaler a few times a year. Start the longest, hottest wash cycle on an empty dishwasher (without adding detergent). After 30 minutes, add one box of descaler to the bottom of your dishwasher and let the wash cycle continue. Once that cycle has finished, run another wash cycle.


  • Removes hard water deposits and limescale
  • Improves dishwasher performance


  • Requires purchasing Bosch descaler
  • Takes time due to the long cycle

Cleaning the Dishwasher Filter

The filter should be cleaned every 3-6 months, depending on usage. It can be found at the bottom of your dishwasher. Simply remove it and remove debris by running it under water with soap and a soft brush.


  • Improves dishwasher performance
  • Prevents odors


  • Requires regular maintenance
  • May require a soft brush for cleaning

Cleaning the Spray Arms

Make sure the spray arms are clean and not clogged. Run them under water to see if any of the holes are blocked. If they are, use a toothpick to loosen any debris caught in the holes.


  • Ensures effective water spray
  • Easy to do


  • Requires regular checking
  • Small debris may be hard to remove

Cleaning the Exterior

To clean the exterior, use a damp cloth to wipe the door seals. Wash stainless steel with lukewarm water and mild soap using a soft cloth, wiping in the direction of the steel grain. Then condition with the Bosch stainless steel conditioner.


  • Keeps the dishwasher looking new
  • Prevents damage to the exterior


  • Requires regular cleaning
  • Requires specific products for stainless steel

Cleaning with Vinegar and Baking Soda

Another method to clean your dishwasher involves using vinegar and baking soda. This process takes a bit longer, so it’s recommended to start earlier in the day. Most of the work will be done by your dishwasher, so don’t feel overwhelmed.


  • Natural cleaning method
  • Effective for deep cleaning


  • Takes longer time
  • May require multiple cycles for best results


Regularly scheduled cleaning and maintenance will help maintain high-quality performance levels, giving your Bosch Dishwasher years of flawless service with minimal repairs required throughout its lifetime use.

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