Cleaning enthusiast shares ingenious washing machine cleaning trick

A woman who “loves cleaning” has shared a simple trick to clean a washing machine drawer that many people are unaware of. The cleaning enthusiast was initially unaware she could remove the appliance’s drawer and wash it separately.

When she discovered this, she found that the compartment was covered in grime and so quickly cleaned it up using warm washing up liquid and a toothbrush, reports Edinburgh Live. The woman then took to Facebook to post her discovery on the cleaning tips and tricks group, along with pictures of her compartment before and after cleaning.

She wrote: “How on earth did I not know this draw came out?! I’m not officially an adult and love cleaning haha! Thank you everyone for your cleaning tips and tricks”. Before long, the post had attracted almost 100 likes and more than 110 comments from fellow cleaning enthusiasts — many of whom were also unaware of the trick.

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One said: “I didn’t know that either!” A second shared: “They say you learn something every day….. Well today I learned this thank you”. “Like new – well done,” a third praised.

A fourth posted: “I brought (sic) a second hand washing machine and had it for 3 years ( no idea how long they had it) before I pulled the drawer out and it was thick with black mould I had never seen anything like it couldn’t believe I was washing my clothes in that filth. Pull mine out once a month now.” Other users recommended tips to help clean the compartment.

One suggested: “Just apply science, pour some boiling water into the detergent drawer, it flushes all that stuff away and set machine to wash, happy days”. “This grime drives me mad – I clean mine each week now – 6 adults in our (house) so washing machine takes a bashing. I also soak the drawer in hot soapy water over night – comes up a treat,” replied a second.

“Yes they come out on every washing machine you just normally press the back bit were conditioner goes,” stated a third. A fourth revealed: “I take mine out after every wash. Clean it and the inside of the machine where “it slots into. Then I leave it to air and put it back in on my next wash.” “Doesn’t anyone read the manuals anymore,” another joked.