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Old 01-02-2011, 12:17 AM   #11
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My dishwasher has a button for heater. It's on a thermostat, so we always have it on.

We don't use any of the premeasured dishwasher detergents, we have a ~2/3 size portable dishwasher, so the amounts are wrong.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:48 AM   #12
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I've tried a number of DW detergents and found Cascade to do the best job of getting the dishes clean without leaving a film and dissolving well in the machine. I have not had any left in the dispenser with that brand. I use the little gel packs that just pop in.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:36 AM   #13
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So - no one has tried the 12-use inserts, yet ?
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:13 AM   #14
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So - no one has tried the 12-use inserts, yet ?

Don't know what they are.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:41 PM   #15
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It's been 6 months. My nearby store ONLY has the refillble insert thingy and I broke down and bought one.

Anyone ?
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:50 PM   #16
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I have really hard water. I use a tablespoon of "Lemi Shine" plus one small squirt of this:

I mix one ounce of Dawn Dish Detergent into a full size empty bottle of Dawn and then fill the bottle to the top with water and shake it good to mix.

Using only the Lemi Shine and the diluted Dawn DWD, my dishes come out with no spots and clean as can be. I don't taste any residue on the dishes either. That's why I quit using the packets. When I filled a glass with plain water, I could taste the soap and it gags me. Never have that problem now.

Lemi Shine is sold at Walmart.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:01 PM   #17
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Lemi Shine is sold at Walmart.
Is it with the DW detergents? Have never heard of it.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #18
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Is it with the DW detergents? Have never heard of it.
Yes, it is. Here's a pic of it:

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Yes, it is. Here's a pic of it:
I will give your "recipe" a shot. We replaced our DW less than a year ago, and have been unhappy with its performance. Hard water may just be the culprit! Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #20
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If you have hard water, try setting a custard cup on the top rack and filling it with vinegar. The vinegar trickles out as the cup fills with wash water, and it really works for getting rid of spots on glasses and the deposits on the dishwasher.
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