We do this every few months; When your dishwasher doesn't clean well, fix it yourself following these simple steps and avoid the expensive professional service call. A simple cleaning often solves the problem. - Top 3 Essential DIY Dishwasher Maintenance Techniques
Sprinkle baking soda onto the surface. Working it into a paste, rinse thoroughly. Line the sink with paper towels soaked in white vinegar. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes and then dispose of the paper towels. Rinse the sink with warm soapy water.
Professional house cleaners spill their 10 best-kept secrets to save time & effort. 1 tip: how to remove grease/dirt build up from kitchen cabinets. 1st heat slightly damp sponge/cloth in microwave for 20 - 30 sec. until it's hot. w/rubber gloves, spray cabinets w/ an all-purpose cleaner containing orange oil, then wipe off cleaner w/ hot sponge. Makes the kitchen look & smell wonderful too!
Using mineral oil to clean up splattered cooking oil - apparently just a few drops make it work. I don't have a hood to try this on, but I am going to bookmark this for the future. Sounds nice because you don't have to buy a commercial degreaser for this!