For me, the new year prompts a cleaning frenzy. No sense waiting until spring — I prefer to launch into the new calendar knowing that my house is spick-and-span. In addition to the areas of my home I clean regularly, such as the kitchen sink, toilets and floors, I also focus on my appliances, which typically get overlooked. By not cleaning your appliances, you are not just allowing germs to thrive, but you are also affecting the machines’ performance. Here are six appliances you should clean regularly, as well as advice on how to do so and how often.
"How and When to Clean 5 Major Appliances" is from the December 04, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Mayhew and narrated by Sam Scholl.