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    Default What do you use in your dishwasher?

    Is it environmentally sound-ish? Does it do a good job? What rinse aid do you use?

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    When we had a dishwasher I made my own powder by mixing equal parts borax and bicarb. I used 2 tbsp a wash and used white vinegar for rinse aid.

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    I tried the bicarb/borax mix but didn't find it as good as the commercial ones.

    I mostly use a brand that they sell in woolworths. It's a NZ eco-friendly brand, but I can't remember the name. It's a powder in a plastic container. They make a rinse aid as well, although I don't know if they still sell it in woolworths. I haven't been able to find an eco friendly brand of powder that I like in Coles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic Hiss View Post
    When we had a dishwasher I made my own powder by mixing equal parts borax and bicarb. I used 2 tbsp a wash and used white vinegar for rinse aid.
    Oooh, might have to try that. So the vinegar goes in the rinse aid bit on the door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I tried the bicarb/borax mix but didn't find it as good as the commercial ones.

    I mostly use a brand that they sell in woolworths. It's a NZ eco-friendly brand, but I can't remember the name. It's a powder in a plastic container. They make a rinse aid as well, although I don't know if they still sell it in woolworths. I haven't been able to find an eco friendly brand of powder that I like in Coles.
    I've got a coles brand green tablet in mine at moment so I will see how that goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    I've got a coles brand green tablet in mine at moment so I will see how that goes.
    I've never tried tablets, only powder. I think I baulked at the price of tablets, but I can't remember how much the coles ones are versus how many washes. we also have a pretty old machine (at least 20 years, I'd say) so we never get great results at the best of times and have to make sure stuff doesn't have too much food stuck on to it.

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    We use homebrand tablets, really cheap and effective. Also use vinegar in place of rinse aid, doesn't get any cheaper than that!

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    I can't use the powder as my compartment is broken so I use tablets in the cutlery holder.. Works a treat
    The best ones iv tried are from
    Aldi. I think the brand is called logix?

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    Our friend use to work for a company that made dishwashing tabs and their lab showed that it was most effective when the tablet was just placed in the bottom of the dishwasher, not in the compartment! I just throw mine in after that!


 

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