As part of the Finish Revolution campaign, I recently had the opportunity to attend a webinar about how dishwasher detergent works and how to get the best clean possible from your dishwasher.
If you are like me, you load up the dishwasher, toss in the soap and walk away. I learned the "secret" to getting the cleanest dishes possible. I call it the "Finish triple Threat" (ooh, my dirty dishes are quivering)
Here's what you'll need:
Finish Dishwasher Cleaner, Jet Dry rinse agent and Finish Quantum. Easy right? Now I'll tell you why this is a winning combination.
I never thought about a dishwasher getting dirty but it does! Grease and limescale build up in hard to see places and effect how well your dishwasher works. We have very hard well water and I noticed a big difference in how well my dishwasher cleaned after using the Finish Dishwasher Cleaner for the first time.
I have always used Jet Dry and I always wondered how it worked. Well, I finally found out!
A droplet of water has high surface tension, one vertical drop will
hang on to the glass and dry there, leaving food
particles and hard water stains.
Rinseaid lowers surface tension, allowing water to sheet off instead of bead therefore,
allowing dishes to dry faster.
The white part contains enzymes and bleach activator. Enzymes are needed to break down protein and starches like oatmeal, eggs and pasta. The enzymes like the lower temperatures at the beginning of the cycle. Once the water temperature reaches 140 degrees the enzymes are killed off.
The blue part contains bleach. This is the second component because bleach (as well as heat)kill enzymes so we want those enzymes to work there magic before the bleach is activated.
And last, but not least is the red powerball shine gel. This little red ball helps with the rinse function to leave your dishes drier, and lessens spotting and film on your dishes so they emerge sparkly clean.
Some things you can do right now to make your dishwasher clean better
*Use Finish Dishwasher Cleaner so you will start off with a clean dishwasher
*Make sure you don't nest dishes or cutlery so they are exposed to get fully cleaned
*Test your water temperature. Is it at least 120 degrees?
*Check out your dishwashers owner's manual for stacking diagrams
*If you use powdered soap don't store it under the sink. Once it's exposed to moisture it will activate the cleaners automatically. When you go to use it, it will be lumpy and will have lost it's cleaning ability
*Use Jet Dry for sparkly clean dishes and glassware with no spots
Well, that wraps up my Finish Blog tour. I have found the experience very informative and I hoped that you learned something too! A big thanks goes out to Mom Central Canada and Finish Canada
Disclosure: I am part of the Finish Blogger Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.