Cleaning a Front-Loading Washing Machine with Vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda

You will need

  • A bottle of any type of Vinegar
  • Bicarbonate of Soda / Baking Soda
  • Spray Bottle
  • Microfibre Cloth
  • Sponge
  • Toothbrush (optional)


  1. Remove the Washing Machine Dispenser and clean it out with some warm water, a sponge, and possibly a toothbrush to remove any build-up of grime. Leave to air dry for a few moments before padding it dry with a cloth.
  2. Clean out the dispenser hole in the Washing Machine by using a sponge and toothbrush to wipe away any build-up of dirt and scum. Reinsert the Dispenser.
  3. Spray vinegar onto a microfiber cloth and clean the outside and inside of the door until it shines. Run it along the entire front of the machine, making sure to get the knobs and control panel.
  4. Add your vinegar to a spray bottle and spray the inside of the drum. Wipe all around it with a microfiber cloth, leaving no surface untouched.
  5. Clean the rubber seals around the door with a good wipe with your cloth. Wipe away any dirt or scum that is lingering there.
  6. Measure out two cups of vinegar and pour it directly into your washing machine’s detergent dispenser.
  7. Sprinkle half a cup of baking soda directly into the drum of the washing machine and run it on the longest and highest spin setting.
  8. Once the cycle has finished keep mould and mildew at bay by leaving the door ajar and letting the machine air dry (or wipe it with a dry microfiber cloth).