They are fantastic!
They hide all the dirty dishes until you run the cycle and they are clean enough to put back into the cupboard. They save your hands from the hot soap water…and your time, which we all seem to have such little of now a days.
Then comes the detergent. It can run a pretty penny as it doesn’t go on sale often and the coupons are usually a small denomination. Here is a recipe you can use to make your own!
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Baking Soda (or washing soda….find in the laundry detergent isle. Some ladies find the Washing soda works better….Baking soda has worked great for us!)
1/2 Cup Kosher Salt
1/2 Cup Citric Acid**
**this can be 15 packs of unsweetened lemon flavored KoolAid or “Fresh Fruit” produce protector…which you can find it in the canning isle
Put all ingredients into a container with a tight fitting lid, and shake up! I prefer a Modular Mate Square 2.
How to use: 1 TB per load in one compartment and some white vinegar into the “rinse aid” compartment of your dishwasher. This will help to keep your dishes…especially plastic…from having a “cloudy” look!
There you go, a fraction of the cost for something you really need if you like to use a dishwasher – enjoy!