Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crunchy Tip #2 (Rinse Aid)

I never was aware of the compartment in my dishwasher where it allowed rinse aid until about a year ago. Even then, I never used it. I'm not sure why I didn't since I had heard that using Jet Dry worked well in drying the dishes. That's one thing that slightly irritates me about all dishwashers- that the dry cycle never really works and I always end up having to towel dry most of them, especially the cups and bowls on the top rack. I've used many different dishwashers and have yet to come across one that actually dries the dishes. A week after our recent move a few months ago, we got a brand new dishwasher. Surprise! Even brand new, the dry cycle didn't even function correctly. Back to the hand towel drying method. We received a small trial size of Jet Dry and I tried it even though I was aware that it's made of chemicals. It worked well in drying my dishes! I loved that but did not like the fact that it contains dyes and synthetic fragrances.

I now use distilled white vinegar for my rinse aid and it works great. It assists in the drying process, is very inexpensive, and does not leave your dishes with the vinegary smell (that I despise).

1 comment:

  1. I thought we were the only ones with soaked dishes after the dishwasher did its thang. I never knew about the rinse aid thing either. Well, I knew it was there, but never really was compelled to buy any. I usually just open the dishwasher and pull out the racks to let it all air out after the cycle. But even then there's still water on the tops of some mugs and glasses. I will have to try this! Thanks for the tip!