The Nasty Truth About Your Dishwasher

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The Nasty Truth About Your Dishwasher

Dr. Oz exposes an audience member for her dirty dishwasher, and reveals the results of her dishwasher’s germ score. Did you know that you’re supposed to clean your dishwasher? A study found that 50% of people have never done so.

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  • sharpest shed tool says:

    Thanks Dr. Oz!
    Edit: My germ phobia paid off! I’ve already been doing this, but now I learned to use the racks. I’ve been putting vinegar + B soda on the bottom of dishwasher.

  • Sherri Exley says:

    Why wouldn’t you rinse the dishes off before you put them in there that’s disgusting

    • SUGAR XYLER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

      Apparently you’ve never had a dishwasher

    • 2558jmb says:

      @SUGAR XYLER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a dishwasher but i still rinse off the dishes quickly before i put them in.

    • jwathas says:

      I always rinse any dishes with a decent amount of food debris on them before putting them in the dishwasher. My mother has always done it, so I always do it as well. It must work because we’ve never had a problem with any of our dishwashers. We also clean the filter regularly.

    • Kelley Broussard says:

      I too rinse my dishes off before loading them, but these days there are a lot of dishwashers that come equipped with their own garbage disposals – which makes the whole rinsing the dishes off before hand, unnecessary.

  • Abu Huraira says:

    We dream of having a clean house
    But who dreams of actually doing the cleaning

  • Shakira Bells says:

    i have kitchen aid diishwasher never work at all junk need a new one this is scary

    • jwathas says:

      We just got a new KitchenAid dishwasher about 5 months ago after our 10-year-old Bosch died and we clean the filter a couple of times per month. We’ve had no problems at all with ours.

  • Darth Tater says:

    Dishwashers and HE washing machines need to be periodically cleaned in accordance with the machine’s manual …. yes you are supposed to read them

  • Pri USA says:

    How often do we need to do this duo cleaning dr Oz?? Thanks

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  • Brooke Craig says:

    I’m my own dishwasher 🍽🥄🔪 …

  • I agree with you says:

    Well, I own a dishwasher, I guess I should watch this.

  • jwathas says:

    We’ve always cleaned our dishwasher’s filter. We do it a couple of times per month. If you don’t clean it, food and other grime will clog it up and it will no longer get your dishes clean. I thought everyone knew this……..

  • Alejandra Ayala says:

    I’m scared to watch

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