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09/06/2012 08:22 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

How To Clean A Dishwasher With Kool-Aid

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Since a dishwasher is made to do most of the dirty work for us, it needs its own cleaning every once in a while to remove lime deposits and other build-ups that form inside over time. And we’ve found an effective yet really unusual way to clean a dishwasher you’ll want to try.

First, remove all items from the machine. Then, pour a packet of unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid into the detergent dispenser. (This flavor is the only one that does the trick!) Next, run the dishwasher on any cycle. This surprising substance should help eliminate any stains. .

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