Tips&TricksDiscover the game-changing dishwasher method that saves money and boosts cleanliness

Discover the game-changing dishwasher method that saves money and boosts cleanliness

My dishwasher is now washing dishes to a high shine.
My dishwasher is now washing dishes to a high shine.
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7:55 AM EST, January 2, 2024

Assuming that merely placing dishes in a dishwasher, starting the cycle, and letting the cleaning agent do its job is enough can lead to disappointment. The truth is that store-bought dishwashing products often fail to produce the desired results. Instead of getting frustrated or re-washing the dishes, you might consider using homemade, ultra-efficient cleaning agents.

What should you wash your dishes with in the dishwasher?

The market is flooded with many dishwashing products designed explicitly for dishwasher use. Manufacturers strive to gain an edge over competitors with enticing promises and advertisements, boasting about their product's unique properties. However, the reality is often quite different. From experience, we know that some of these preparations fail to perform effectively and leave dishes looking dull. There's no point in wasting money, time, and energy on these.

Standard dishwasher tablets often contain phosphates, phenols, hydrocarbons, EDTA, and NTA acids, substances intended to combat dried food residue and grease effectively. The internet is abuzz with homemade alternatives to these agents, with citric acid and baking soda being the most popular choices. Although these are undeniably more eco-friendly and budget-wise solutions, their effectiveness is often less than satisfactory.

The best product for washing dishes in the dishwasher

Dr. Hulda Clark's dishwashing method is a game changer, making your dishes look as good as new. This method, detailed in the book "Recipes and Health Tips by Doctor Clark", utilizes borax, a soda salt with an alkaline pH of 9.5. The book also contains numerous other tips for natural and effective home cleaning.

Not many people are aware of the antifungal and antiviral properties of borax. Aside from effectively cleaning dishes, it can also support our body's natural functions. When used under medical supervision, it produces boron, a mineral that enhances our overall well-being. Boron facilitates the absorption of vitamin D and calcium, improving physical fitness and reducing musculoskeletal problems.

When used in dishwashing, borax softens the water, enhancing its cleaning capacity. Interestingly, this also results in less limescale build-up in the appliance. This means that your dishwasher will last longer without any malfunctions. Add two scoops of borax, filling about 2/3 of the compartment. Vinegar makes a great alternative to conventional rinse aids. Just pour it into the designated compartment.

The dishwasher with the addition of this agent will quickly wash the dishes.
The dishwasher with the addition of this agent will quickly wash the dishes.© Freepik

Run the dishwasher for about an hour at a higher-than-usual temperature. At the end of the wash cycle, you will not only notice the sparkle in your dishes but also a fresh and pleasant smell emanating from them. This method eliminates any stale odors, making it a welcome addition to its cleaning benefits.

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