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Old 07-19-2011, 03:36 PM   #21
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I put vinegar in my rinse agent tank, and I use lemon scented dishwasher detergent. Every time I wash anything with olive oil on it, all my dishes end up smelling like salad.
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:16 PM   #22
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So - no one has tried the 12-use inserts, yet ?

I repeat. What is a 12-use insert?
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:54 PM   #23
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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!
Sure! I've also found it to be better if I unload the dishwasher as soon as it's finished and the dishes are cool enough to handle. When I leave them in the humid dishwasher to dry, it always makes them have spots on the lowest, (as it sits), part of each glass dish.

There are advantages to hand washing dishes. They turn out much cleaner and spot free. I do that with the dishes I use when company comes over. Thank goodness I don't have much company!
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:57 PM   #24
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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.
What a neat trick! Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:40 PM   #25
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Yes, it is. Here's a pic of it:

Lemi-shine is inexpensive and works great ($3.77 at Walmart). I use it when my plastic spatulas come out of the DW coated with a white powder.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:58 PM   #26
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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 ?

Third time. What are they? Who makes them?
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:46 PM   #27
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Ritalin all around! Do we have trouble focusing?
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:00 AM   #28
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I repeat. What is a 12-use insert?
http://www.finishdishwashing.com/finish-quantumatic-product-info.php
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:28 AM   #29
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Ritalin all around! Do we have trouble focusing?
Thanks Dawgluver! I feel much better now!

I did a pretty good search for this item, using the information given and found nothing that would direct me to this product.

I'm glad Steve Kroll found it for us. Pretty cool little device. I have a PVC lawn watering device that works on exactly the same principle, but of course, is much larger. Mine works on water pressure instead of heat, but does exactly the same mechanical processes.

Thanks Steve and thanks to "Mostly Water" for mentioning the device. Its hard to keep up with the new gadgets!

I use a small counter-top dishwasher that holds only 3 gallons of water per/cycle. I'm not sure this device would be used completely in my machine during each wash. I'll bet it's a pretty expensive little thing too.

My guess; $10 each.
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