When we moved into our home, I was so excited to finally have a dishwasher. However that excitement quickly faded as I tried detergent after detergent. Every detergent I used left behind a white film and some didn’t even clean my dishes very well.
I finally tried Oxiclean Extreme Power Crystals Dishwasher Detergent*, and LOVED it. The problem was it seemed like I was buying it every month which was getting expensive. I decided to give a DIY detergent a try. Here’s a video of the DIY Recipe.
At first, I was so disappointed with the outcome. There was a white film all over my dishes from the salt. It was worse than with the store bought detergent!
I really didn’t want to have to throw out this detergent, and I didn’t want to have to revert to buying more from the store. I searched and searched for a solution. Finally, I came across Jillee’s One Good Thing. She suggested adding dish soap and vinegar to the load. The vinegar helps disintegrate the salt on the dishes.
It was a miracle worker! My dishes came out so clean. I have continued to add the vinegar and dish soap with each load, and the dishes look great. Problem solved!
Get Rid of Film on Dishes:
1. Add 2-3 drops of dish soap to the detergent.
2. Add 1/2 – 1 cup of vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher.
3. Run the normal dish washing cycle.
See my homemade dish washing detergent in this video!
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