The use of phosphates in dishwashing detergents, an ingredient known to strip food and grease from dishes, was banned in 16 states, including Massachusetts, in 2010. Since then, a number of our customers have been complaining that their dishwashers are not cleaning as well as they previously were.  Many of these complaints are the same: spotting on dishes, film left on glasses or food and grease particles that remain on everything.


Finish Quantum dishwashing tablets have assisted in resolving these issues, especially for our customers that have hard water in their homes.  In addition, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has suggested the following to help remove the buildup of minerals left behind, which ultimately lowers the performance of your machine, which would have been previously eliminated by soaps that utilized phosphate:  Place 2 cups of distilled white vinegar in a small bowl and place it on the dishwasher’s bottom rack. Run the machine without detergent, then rerun it with detergent to remove residual vinegar.


Utilizing the vinegar process every 6 months, coupled with the use of Finish Quantum tablets as your cleaning agent of choice, should lead to a visibly marked difference.  Although we would love to service your appliance, we do hope this tip will save you from having to pay for a service call!


Until next time – Happy Tip To You Tuesday!

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