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Don't Buy Dishwasher Rinse Agent Any More!

I saw a tip that everyday household vinegar will keep film off dishes without leaving a vinegar odor, and I tried it tonight.  It worked beautifully!  Just pour the vinegar where you would the Jet-Dry (gosh darn, that stuff is expensive!) and set the cycle as you normally do.  My glasses look better with vinegar than they did with rinse agent.
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Re: Don't Buy Dishwasher Rinse Agent Any More!

  • Awesome! I definitely want to try this!

  • I didnt' even put it in the rinse agent holder.  I just put it directly on teh bottome of the washer.  Although I recently got a water softener and don't need to use the vinegar anymore.
  • Ummmm...you just made my day!  Do you have to add the vinegar with every wash or just occasionally like I did with the Jet Dry? 

    Did you also know vinegar is a good way to clean your dishwasher?  Check this out!
    http://www.ehow.com/how_8102073_clean-dishwasher-using-vinegar.html

  • I've only run the one cycle using the vinegar, so I wasn't positive.  I just checked the rinse agent dispenser, and there's still some vinegar in there, so I assume you'd only have to refill it occasionally.  I'll post back in a few days after a few more dishwasher loads on how long the original supply lasted.
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  • I've been doing it that way for years!  I put it in the jet dry area every couple weeks.  My glass stays spot free!
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  • I don't know why but I was so excited to wake up today and try this. Thanks for the tip! I'm anxiously awaiting my dishwasher to finish so I can peep my sparkling glasses! 
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  • Super excited! Just put it in the DW. Thanks for the tip:)
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  • I also use vinegar instead of fabric softener for my towels.   I feel they are cleaner and gets rid of the wet towel smell.
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    I also use vinegar instead of fabric softener for my towels.   I feel they are cleaner and gets rid of the wet towel smell.

    Vinegar definitely works great for getting rid of the towel odor.

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  • Vinegar works on wet towels, wet napkins very well due to its level of acidity; it is a smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals.
  • We have been having a huge issue w/ our dishwasher leaving white spots all over everything and I honestly couldn't figure out what the deal was.  We always use the Jet-Dry stuff too but I feel like the white film has gotten so bad the past few weeks I was giving up using the dishwasher at all.  Is this the same type of stuff the vinegar is helping get rid of??
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  • image 101709lovey:
    We have been having a huge issue w/ our dishwasher leaving white spots all over everything and I honestly couldn't figure out what the deal was.  We always use the Jet-Dry stuff too but I feel like the white film has gotten so bad the past few weeks I was giving up using the dishwasher at all.  Is this the same type of stuff the vinegar is helping get rid of??

    Yes, I tried the vinegar because even our clean dishes looked dirty and foggy.  I'm excited to have clear glasses again!

    "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!" (Isaiah 43:1)
  • Wow.  Thanks.  This is a much cheaper option.  Is there anything vinegar can't do?  LOL
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