Maybe I spoke too soon

About the dishwasher detergent, I mean.

Because at some point over the weekend I pulled out a dish that had once been cleaned with regular detergent and compared it to the "new" clean, and um, there was quite a difference. Not in cleanliness as much as the feel and shine of the dish.

I showed them to Mark and he agreed.

And it seems that the chalky feel I referred to in my last post isn't going away, but is in fact, building up over time. Ugh.

So~ back to the store for some regular dishwasher detergent.

But maybe I'll try Tonia's method. [See comments on the original post].

9 comments:

  1. Ok - so that chalky feeling you talked about? I hate it! Sometimes I have to use a towel to put the dishes away if it's too bad - it's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. So... if you find a dishwashing soap that doesn't leave that feeling - please pass along the info.

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  2. yeah, i have found that some things are worth buying and i haven't found a good way to do this. if you do, let us know.

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  3. Yep, same thing here. I made some dishwashing detergent over the summer and I was so excited about it that I chose to ignore the less-than-stellar results (that chalky feel, spots and "clouds" on the glasses...). I finally had to admit that it just wasn't working and went back to the regular old stuff. I'd love to find a more frugal, natural one that actually works well!

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  4. Now I have a good excuse for not taking the time (or making the effort) for this particular homemade item!! :)

    If you find a detergent that will load and unload the dishes for me...oh, wait...I have two of those already!!

    :)
    Michelle

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  5. well you're a better homemaker than me...I didn't even give it a try. I watch ya'll doing it and feel lazy and do nothing. :(

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  6. Stacy,
    Have you found anything that removes the cloudy business on your glasses? We've returned to regular dishwasher detergent and I'm determined to use a very small amount to make it last long... But the glasses are still chalky from their month-long bath in the experimental dishwasher detergent.
    I think my husband read some where that a whole bunch of vinegar in the dishwasher would help...
    We'll see!

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  7. Okay, my absolute FAVORITE dishwasher detergent is electrosol tabs. You can get them at the grocery store or at Costco. They are little tabs with a jet-dry ball built in,and are comparable in price to everything else. They make my dishes sparkle. We have open cabinents in our kitchen, so having them shiny is a pretty big deal to me. The other big bonus is that there is NO mess...no powder or gel or gunk.

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  8. Cutzi and Rebecca,
    Okay- so I am so picky about the chalky, starchy feel on glasses (and always have been) that ours NEVER go in the dishwasher. Never have. We wash them all by hand.

    Sorry- I can't help you with it, other than to suggest that you start doing that (which is a lot to ask, I realize!)

    ~Stacy

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