Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner


The ONLY Dishwasher Disinfectant

Use Monthly

Powerful Disinfectant


As the only EPA-registered dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant* Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner offers unmatched efficacy. Over time, buildup caused by hard water, detergent and food residue affects your dishwasher’s cleaning performance and can lead to the presence of harmful bacteria. The powerful formula breaks up dirty residue and buildup and disinfects, ensuring a fresh, spotless and hygienically clean dishwasher.

Specialized Deep Cleaning


Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner does more than just surface cleaning. It’s a comprehensive solution that cleans and disinfects even the hidden, vital, and hard-to-reach areas of your dishwasher. Targeting the tub, water jets, filters, spray arms and pipes, Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner eliminates buildup and hard water impurities for a thoroughly clean dishwasher.

Restores Performance


Bring your dishwasher back to its original glory. Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner quickly breaks down hard water buildup and removes harmful bacteria. It rejuvenates your dishwasher, restoring its performance to a like-new condition and ensuring your dishes come out sparkling clean. Deep clean, freshen, and maintain your dishwasher effortlessly with this leading dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant.

Easy To Use


Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner is designed for convenience. Simply place the bottle upside down in the silverware basket, run your machine on the hottest cycle and let Glisten do the work for you. For ongoing maintenance, use it monthly or as needed to keep your dishwasher clean, deodorized, and performing optimally. Please read the entire label’s instructions carefully before using.

Safer Choice Approved


As an EPA Safer Choice-certified dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant*, Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner meets stringent ingredient and packaging criteria for both human health and the environment, without sacrificing quality or performance. It’s suitable for all dishwasher types, plumbing, and septic systems, providing peace of mind for your appliance and your home.

  • Made in USA

Learn More About Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner

Experience unparalleled deep cleaning with Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner, an essential component of your kitchen care routine. This potent dishwasher cleaner effortlessly tackles stubborn residues and persistent odors, reaching deep into the hidden parts of your dishwasher to combat hard water buildup, food particles and grease.

Regular monthly usage of Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner not only ensures a cleaner and fresher kitchen environment but also prevents mineral buildup, enhancing your dishwasher’s efficiency and extending its lifespan. Pair it with Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner & Freshener for weekly maintenance to guarantee a sparkling and odor-free appliance.

Unique in its category, Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner is the only EPA-registered cleaner and disinfectant, compatible with all dishwasher models and plumbing systems, including stainless steel and septic systems. Its EPA/ Safer Choice certification further demonstrates Glisten®’s commitment to eco-friendly practices and the use of ingredients that are safer for human (or your health) health and the environment, making it a top choice for households seeking efficiency and sustainability in their cleaning products.


How to Use Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner

Please read the entire label’s instructions carefully before using.

Use in an empty dishwasher.
DO NOT USE with dishwasher detergent.

Place the bottle upside down inside the silverware basket or in a secure position in the bottom rack.
Close dishwasher. Run the machine on the hottest cycle (do not use eco or quick cycles). Recycle empty bottle after the end of the cycle.

Note: Water must be as hot as possible to melt wax plug. For best results, run the faucet nearest dishwasher until hot before use. FOR HEAVY BUILD-UP, a second application of Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner may be required. Use monthly or as needed.

For more product information, see our Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Frequently Asked Questions About Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner

What makes Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner unique when it comes to cleaning a dishwasher?


Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner stands out as an exceptional dishwasher cleaner for its ability to deeply clean and disinfect your dishwasher. It specifically targets limescale, rust, grease, and other buildup that are resistant to standard detergents. By reaching the critical and often overlooked parts like filters and jets, it enhances your dishwasher’s performance and lifespan, making it a unique and effective solution for maintaining your appliance.

What does Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner disinfect against?


As the only EPA-registered dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant in the market, Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner effectively targets and disinfects against gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Salmonella. This ensures a hygienic clean, making it a trusted choice for a safe and thorough dishwasher disinfection.

How does using Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner improve a regular dishwasher cycle's effectiveness?


Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner goes beyond what a normal dishwasher cycle can achieve. Unlike regular cycles, it specifically targets and removes the buildup that affects your dishwasher’s performance. This makes it an essential step in maintaining your appliance’s efficiency, ensuring a superior clean compared to typical dishwasher cycles.

Is Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner safe for all types of dishwasher interiors and septic systems?


Yes, Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner is designed for safety and efficacy across all dishwasher types, including those with stainless steel interiors. It provides a gentle yet powerful clean, making it a versatile and worry-free choice for various home setups. Additionally, it is safe for septic systems when used as directed, as it does not disrupt the bacterial balance.

How simple is it to use Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner?


Using Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner is straightforward and hassle-free. Empty the dishwasher, and simply remove the cap, place the upside-down bottle in the lower dish rack, and run your dishwasher on a normal cycle. This easy process results in a comprehensive clean, making Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner a convenient choice for maintaining your dishwasher.

Why is regular use of Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner recommended?


Regular use is recommended to maintain the best performance and longevity of your dishwasher. Monthly deep cleaning with Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner prevents the buildup of soap, grease, and limescale, which can impact efficiency and cause odors. This routine ensures your dishwasher remains in peak condition, offering consistent cleanliness and performance. To complement this and to maintain optimal performance, use Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner & Freshener weekly. This routine ensures your dishwasher remains fresh and operates at peak efficiency between deeper cleaning sessions.

How often should I use Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner and why?


For the best performance and longevity of your dishwasher, we recommend using Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner monthly. This regular deep cleaning prevents the buildup of soap, grease, limescale and rust which can affect your dishwasher’s efficiency and cause odors. To complement this, for continuous care and to maintain optimal performance, use Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner & Freshener weekly. This routine ensures your dishwasher remains fresh and operates at peak efficiency between deeper cleaning sessions.

Is it safe to run Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner with dishes in the dishwasher?


For optimal disinfecting and cleaning, it’s best to use Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner in an empty dishwasher. If dishes are inadvertently left in during cleaning, we recommend hand washing them to ensure all cleaning residues are removed.

Is Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner kosher?


While it is not officially kosher-certified, the Glisten® Dishwasher Cleaner formulation contains no ingredients that are non-kosher.

The wax plug did not melt. How do I get it to melt?


Usage Checklist:

  • Was the cap removed?
  • Was the bottle placed and secured upside down in the bottom rack?
  • Was the product run on a longer, hotter cycle (normal, pots and pans, sanitize) and was the door closed the entire cycle?
  • Was the hot water run in the sink closest to the dishwasher before starting the dishwasher?
  • Is the hot water heater set to reach temperatures necessary to melt the wax plug (125°F)? It may be necessary to have the heating element in your dishwasher evaluated, as it may be a timer problem, a bad sensor or a bad heating element.

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