Truthfully, I always wash my glass glasses by hand. The detergent used in dishwashers etches the glass. I don't know of a way to avoid this, but using half of the detergent that the manufacturer recommends is a good start (you can also do this with your laundry - you just need enough laundry detergent to see bubbles in the water to get your laundry clean)
The borax is a new idea to me - I'm off to the store now and will pick up some!
Edited by: GOOSIEMOON at: 3/19/2011 (08:17)
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maybe because it wasn;t store brand on monday or tuesday will go shopping a lot further than home and look in other places too last night it started to snow and my wheels are not for snow the roads were slippery and driving in the montains at night is a no no didn't want to go home a minute later
I am thinking that vinegar and hot water would do a really good job. I use my washer several times a week and I use the borax, so I hope that there isn't that much 'build up'..My washer doesn't smell or leave rusty marks on clothes, etc.
I agree. Borax is very helpful and softens too for laundry. Anyone have a frugal recipe to clean dishwashers and washing machines? Here we have one you can buy and run a cycle with just it; I am suspicious that it is actually citric acid powder with a little scent. Speaking of, I have purchased citric acid powder mixed with a few drops of essential oil from an indie craft person. A tablespoon of that in warm water in my kitchen sink; leave until cool. Cleans it beautifully!
A friend told me a couple days ago, that she had read that using the powdered dishwasher detergent cause less problems with the glasses.
In Indiana, are water comes from natural springs that run through lime stone. Therefore we require water softeners. For us, this makes a huge difference on laundry, especially whites. But it also effects how soft things such as towels come out. I had to do laundry without a water softener for a while. It required more than twice as much detergent. Hard water also destroys appliances, including dishwashers and clothing washers & water heaters. Our furnace circulates water to heat the house, although it is using the same water over and over. Hard water requires stronger chemicals for cleaning toilets, tubs & sinks. So in the long run, our water softener pays for itself. Many people have rental water softeners. Without a water softener, people in my town don't wear white or light colors.
Linda - North East Indiana, USA `Goal to build myself up to reach 1,000 fitness minutes per month.
my glass are turning out awful from the dishwasher, and my towels stiff from my washing machine my whites well so and so any frugal ideas to help??? have to be easy things that i can find in greece and cheap ,,, thank you
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