Too Good to Put It in The Skip? How to Find Your Used Dishwasher a New Home

Once every while you look to upgrade your kitchen's appliances. Maybe you're looking into upgrading from white appliances into a stainless steel or from stainless steel to black. However, it feels wrong to tear out that dishwasher you bought to go with your new home and throw it out when it's time for an upgrade.

The truth is, when you're looking to upgrade from white to black, a college student somewhere is looking into upgrading from the laundromat to a dishwasher that runs. Here's how you can get the most money for your used appliance.

Make sure it's working

 Make sure your appliance is in a fully functioning condition. If your dishwasher has minor faults, hire an appliance expert to check it out and make necessary repairs. Make any necessary replacements and price it accordingly.

Remove your kitchenware  

It's always important to make sure there is no 'leftover kitchenware' inside of your dishwasher. Make sure you check the bottom rack to confirm nothing fell through.

Leaving items in only makes your appliance appear more used. Furthermore, you don't want to end up down a plate.

Make sure the glorious machine is spotless!

Although the primary function of the dishwasher is to clean, it easily gets gunked up with grease, leftover food, and soap scum.

  • Use a sponge and soapy water to wipe down a plastic exterior. For a stainless steel dishwasher, a glass cleaner will be more effective at removing built up smudges and fingerprints. Apply the cleanser using a cloth or a paper towel as spraying directly onto the dishwasher could damage the electric controls.
  • Remove and clear out any trapped scraps in the filter system. Use a small toothbrush to clean any tough food particles hanging on the filter. After all, you don't want to sell a dishwasher that has food residue or detergent particles in it.
  • Finally, deodourise the interior using vinegar or baking soda to remove any odours that penetrate your dishwasher.

Don't forget to throw in all parts!

Throw in all removable hookups that came with the dishwasher. These include flatware and any removable trays. Don't forget to throw in the manual if you can find it.

Throwing in all the parts makes your dishwasher more appealing to a buyer. You might even get a few more dollars for this.

With repairs and a good cleaning spree, your dishwasher is ready for top dollar, and you can now afford that upgrade you want for your new kitchen.