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Old 11-17-2010, 02:15 PM   #11
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Oh, taxlady, I am so going to try that vinegar in a glass trick--I bet that works!! With my hard water, I might have to do it every load, but that would be fine. And cheap!

I do run a gallon of vinegar thru the machine when I think about it--I start the machine and let it begin filling, add the vinegar and let it run a few minutes to get the vinegar all thru the hoses and things. I let the DW sit a couple hours or overnight, then finish the cycle.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:54 PM   #12
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Vinegar is it. I haven't done the glass thing, but what I have done is pour about 4 cups of white vinegar into the dishwasher as its filling. Once its filled, just let it sit for about 2 hours and then finish running it. If your scale is really bad let it sit for a longer period of time. We have really hard water here too and the scale build up is GROSS. I won't even talk about my kettle.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:46 PM   #14
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i do the rinse ad thing. there is a product that will remove water spots on glassware. it is citrus something. not in my market, will check on line and let you know what it is. think i will do the vinegar things , dishwasher is running right now. so when i empty it, will run a vinegar load.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:10 PM   #15
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Personally, even though I don't have a dishwasher, I would run a cycle with white vinegar. It works great on coffee makers, and costs pennies.

If it doesn't clean as well as you like, you can always try something else, but I'd try the cheaper and proven cleaner first.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:32 PM   #16
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i do the rinse ad thing. there is a product that will remove water spots on glassware. it is citrus something. not in my market, will check on line and let you know what it is. think i will do the vinegar things , dishwasher is running right now. so when i empty it, will run a vinegar load.

it is called citrusmagic.com. just ordered three products. the dishwasher additive, pet spot remover, and a carpet freshener. sprinkle on and vacuum up.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:18 AM   #17
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thanks, everyone.

i think i'll try the vinegar in a glass thing first for a few loads. if that doesn't work, i'll look for glisten (thanks andy ).

btw, clr is supposed to be a safe product. they recommend cleaning your coffee maker with it, so i'm guessing it wouldn't leave a residue.

i use it to clean the shower/tub walls in our house and, while it doesn't smell great, it doesn't fry your lungs like some other tile cleaning products.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:32 AM   #18
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I've heard sugar-free lemonade.

I think I'd try the vinegar too though ...
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:24 AM   #19
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btw, clr is supposed to be a safe product. they recommend cleaning your coffee maker with it, so i'm guessing it wouldn't leave a residue.
Thank you. I didn't realize that CLR was completely safe.
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:41 AM   #20
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The SS interior of our dishwasher was horrible. And so were our glasses and SS that we washed. We tried everything. Only Lemi Shine worked. We used it first just to clean the interior of the dishwasher but, as recommended, we use it as a detergent additive (half Lemi Shine, half regular detergent) all the time now. It makes everything shine.
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