For the first six years of my marriage, I didn't have a dishwasher, so when my family moved into a house that had one, I was ecstatic. Even though I am so thankful for my dishwasher, cleaning it is not a favorite task of mine. I tend to put it off for as long as possible. But I have learned that if I clean my dishwasher often, it washes my dishes much better. Dishwashers are actually fairly easy to clean. I like using dishwasher cleaning products that can be picked up at places like Walmart and Target for under $5. They are easy to use and do a good job.