The detergent drawer in the washing machine is one of the components of this appliance that is most subject to dirt due to continuous contact with detergent and water.

In fact, we often find black mold stains which, if not removed, risk compromising the optimal washing of our clothes.

So what to do? Simple, just proceed with the deep cleaning of the washing machine drawer following these tricks!
How to disassemble it

First of all, it is important to dismantle this drawer in order to proceed with a deeper cleaning.

To do this, you will have to press the appropriate button , usually located on the side next to or above the fabric softener compartment. At this point, proceed with the extraction delicately to avoid breaking the drawer. Once removed, we suggest you disassemble it further (if possible) so as to clean the individual components.
How to clean it

Once disassembled, let’s see together how to clean the drawer and remove all the dirt and residues encrusted inside it! Then fill a basin with half white vinegar and half hot water , then immerse all the components of the basin in this mixture and leave them to soak for a few minutes to soften the encrusted dirt.

Then, use an old toothbrush and scrub over the entire surface of the drawer, taking care not to neglect even the most hidden corners. At this point, wipe with a soft sponge soaked in water and a little Marseille soap and rinse thoroughly under running water .

Finally, let your drawer dry well and put it back in place: it will be as clean as ever! We suggest you carry out this operation at least every six months to avoid encrusting the dirt and making it more difficult to remove.
Cleaning Video

Here is a detailed and very simple video that will guide you on cleaning the washing machine drawer!
If you don’t want to dismantle it

So far, we have seen the steps to follow in case you have the opportunity to dismantle the washing machine drawer and want to proceed with a deep cleaning. If, however, you don’t want to dismantle it, don’t worry! In fact, you can still clean it. Let’s see how!
Sodium bicarbonate

The first remedy we propose consists of using the well-known sodium bicarbonate, which boasts degreasing, stain-removing and whitening properties. Furthermore, it is a godsend for removing limescale stains. Not surprisingly, it is used to remove yellow stains from the toilet!

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