(Closed) Dishwasher and hard water

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 2
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

White vinegar really helps.  I used to put a cup or so if it in the dishwasher, on the top shelf.  I assume you don’t have the option of a water softner?  

Post # 3
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

As the person above mentioned, white vinegar. There is hard water everywhere where I am, so all the good dishwashing products come with built-in anti-calcium.

Post # 4
2509 posts
Sugar bee

I use white vinegar too! We have hard water pretty bad here…I just put the vinegar in the rinse dispenser thing. And I use cascade pods. Works well for me! Now to get the grime off of the faucets and drains is different! Lol

Post # 5
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We seem to have good luck by using 2 pods. It seems to work better that way. I also use Jet Dry in the rinse dispenser.

Post # 6
234 posts
Helper bee

How is it good for your hair? It destroyed mine. So envious!

Post # 8
10649 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I throw vinegar right into the jet dry space often.

You can also buy dishwasher cleaners, to remove some of the scale.  The active ingredient is usually citric acid, I have at times just stuck a container with citric acid into the otherwise empty dishwasher.

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