Dishwashing Machine Trick

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EL Alamein
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Dishwashing Machine Trick

Post by EL Alamein » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:38 pm

Please move if not in the appropriate forum. I didn't know where to post it but wanted to tie it to cooking so here's my first go.

If you have hard water add dishwashing liquid to the pre-wash chamber. We load ours until it's burgeoning. It works a treat to help get those dishes extra clean. We use concentrated Dawn Dishwashing liquid which works even better than if we used dishwasher detergent for some reason. For the actual wash cycle we use the Cascade Ultimate packets.

CAUTION: if you have soft water adding this could be a disaster as it may fill your kitchen with suds! So testing this first is essential. If you have very hard water you can load it up to the max, if not you've got to determine how much you can use, if any, to help get those dishes extra clean.

Hope this helps someone.


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Re: Dishwashing Machine Trick

Post by Gene » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:07 am

Living in the Texas hill country is an experience in dealing with hard water.

That sounds like a net trick - hope it helps someone. We have a water softener at the house. I sometimes think it spoils me - my shaves when I travel are always in water harder than I have at home - and I can feel the difference.

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Re: Dishwashing Machine Trick

Post by slackskin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:56 pm

Our water is extremely hard here. You could mine it with a pick and shovel.

We use FINISH brand liquid. In the dishwasher, pou it in the dishwasher's rinse-aid compartment, and a couple tablespoons lasts our household of 2 people about a month. Bonus tip - we use it in the shower, one part finish and 3 parts water in a spray bottle. Spray lightly on the inside of glass shower door. Water drops that would otherwise create film on the door -- they just sheet off, like water on a freshly waxes car. Saves a TON of work. You can also spray on bathroom sink faucets to keep them sparkly clean.

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Re: Dishwashing Machine Trick

Post by brothers » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:53 pm

These are some good tips. Thx!

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