Apartment Earth: How to Improve an Old Dishwasher

Your old dishwasher isn't washing as nicely as it should? Skip the nasty chemicals and expensive cleaners and try this first.

Use boiling vinegar to dissolve build-up in the dishwasher's interior guts. Potential downside? Your apartment will temporarily smell like pickles. It's a simple solution that won't cost much, won't harm the dishwasher, and is easy on the earth.

Here's how it works.