Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dishes That Sparkle Again

You may have noticed lately that your dishes come out of the dishwasher covered in hard water spots. You are doing everything the same and wonder if something is wrong with your dishwasher. Recently, dish-washing detergent was changed chemically to be more environmentally friendly. It is not your imagination and your dishwasher is fine. The detergent has changed.

To get rid of hard water spots on your dishes, try 'Lemi Shine' I found it at Walmart. The directions say fill the main wash receptacle with 'Lemi Shine', but I use only about 1/2 t. added along with my regular dishwasher detergent and it works great! If you notice your dishes looking spotted again fill the wash receptacle again for one wash and then go back to the smaller amount. I works! Give it a try.

Or try these remedies from the KSL TV news story by Sam Penrod, Feb. 1, 2011: 

"..home remedies include adding one-half to 1 teaspoon of baking soda, or you can try 1 teaspoon of white vinegar.
If you still have trouble, Marilyn Albertson, with the Utah State University Cooperative Extension Office Albertson has another recommendation.
'You can make a mix of a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of borax and put that in your detergent cup and then wash,' she said"