How I Clean a Floor Fan in the Dishwasher

Cleaning a Fan with the Dishwasher

Spring is right around the corner so I took to the task of cleaning my fans. I’m not sure if I’d call it early spring cleaning, or laziness from not getting it done in the fall when fan season was over. Any who, it’s a chore thats over now and I’ll share with you how I clean my fans.

First off I don’t mind cleaning but when I can find an easy way to accomplish the task count me in; I’m all for it. I discovered this method years ago and I no longer dread trying to clean all those cracks and crevices that a fan has.

Yep you read that title right; I put it in the dishwasher to give the fans a good thorough cleaning. Hand cleaning can never compare to a cycle through the dishwasher.

Cleaning a Fan with the Dishwasher

This fan is a must to have. It fits perfectly in a dishwasher, it all comes apart by hand, no tools required, and it’s so easy to do you’ll wonder why you’ve ever cleaned a fan the old fashioned way. 

In 30 seconds I can have the fan apart and popped in the dishwasher. And reassembly is just as quick. I wish it was this easy to clean ceiling fans. I now have our fans clean and ready to go. I’ve placed a trash bag over them to keep the dust free until I need them.

Cleaning a Fan with the Dishwasher

I’m quite happy to be ahead of warm weather for once. We do use our air but only need it about 10 days out of the year. I’m a fan girl and like the sound of it running and the movement of air. It makes for a good nights rest for me. 

I found the fan originally at Walmart but it can also be purchased from Amazon for the exact same fan. Fingers crossed Spring weather will arrive soon! 

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  1. What a fantastic idea!! Thanks! Happy Spring.

  2. Great idea! I collect all the metal floor vents in the house and clean them in the dishwasher, now I will add fan parts.

    1. JO, what a brilliant idea I’ll have to add that to my list of ways of to clean.

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