Recipe for Environmentally Friendly Dishwasher Detergent

Washing dishes is a chore that most people dread, thankfully there are dishwashers. The dishwashing detergent that is used to operate these machines is not only expensive, but oftentimes is not sufficient to get the dishes clean. Many people are concerned about the environment and about doing their part to save money and reduce waste. […]

Dishwasher Soap with Phosphates

There have been some Cascade dishwasher detergent problems and Proctor and Gamble hasn’t yet been able to find a suitable replacement for phosphate it seems. One brand that people are reporting success with is Finish (formerly Electrasol).

Make Your Own Phosphate Dishwasher Detergent

Some, unaware of why their dishwashers are suddenly not cleaning properly, have spent money on unnecessary service calls or new dishwasher purchases. To fix this, people must either wash or rinse the dishes before washing them in the dishwasher or run the dishwasher twice. You can also create your own phosphate dishwasher detergent with the recipe we give here.

Dishwasher Problems – Is It the Detergent?

Dishes Not Getting Clean? Maybe It’s The Detergent If you are having problems getting your dishes clean enough to eat off and you think that something might be wrong with your dishwasher, relax because it might just be your detergent. Before you pay a service person to come out to your house to check out […]

My Dishwasher Isn’t Working Well – What To Do?

Is Your Dishwasher No Longer Doing the Job? Do your dishes seem dirty even after running the dishwasher? The food and grime being left all over them? Has your dishwasher started malfunctioning oddly, leaving you to wonder just what may be wrong with your dishwasher? Well don’t fret, there is a big possibility there is […]

Wisconsin Law Prohibits Dishwashing Detergent with Phosphorus

Add Wisconsin to the list: Doyle signs law to limit phosphorus in dishwasher soap (www.jsonline.com) A law that will limit phosphorus content in automatic dishwasher soap sold in Wisconsin has been signed by Gov. Doyle. The law will take effect July 1 to give retailers time to sell their current inventory of soap and switch […]

Wisconsin’s Phosphorus Ban

Here’s a quick update on the phosphorus dishwasher detergent legislation going through Wisconsin including a story from examiner.com and The Soap and Detergent Association.

Will Wisconsin’s Phosphorus Ban Work Better than Washington’s?

Wisconsin is about the 15th state looking at adopt such a ban which affects soaps like dishwashing detergent.

Wisconsin May Ban Dishwasher Detergent with Phosphorus

Another state – Wisconsin (where I live) is now pushing some legislation through to ban phosphorus in dishwasher detergent: Assembly advances ban on dishwasher soap with phosphorus (www.jsonline.com) Household dishwasher detergent that contains phosphorus would be banned Wisconsin, under a bill that is poised to pass the Assembly. “Excess phosphorus leads to weed and algae […]

Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Regulates Dish Soap

Like Washington State, Maryland was also considering similar legislation about dishwasher soap that contains phosphorus back in 2007: Md. Dish Soap Bill Might Help Clean Bay (www.washingtonpost.com) Maryland lawmakers are taking aim at a product in every kitchen that happens to be polluting the Chesapeake Bay: dish soap. Washing dirty plates and silverware, it turns […]

Recipe for Automatic Dishwasher Detergent?

Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Recipe By Lisa Chambers Automatic dishwasher detergents are among one of the products that contain higher amounts of phosphates which can wreck havoc on the environment. The bad news is, from all my experimenting so far I have yet to find a recipe that actually works in a dishwasher but without leaving […]

Dishwasher Detergents – Are They Harmful?

By Meena Rani K Dishwasher detergents are an inevitable part of our kitchen hygiene. It is unavoidable whether the dishes are washed in a dishwasher or manually. We use detergents to clean our dishes, but are they really doing their job? Have we ever thought about the ingredients of these detergents? Are there any side […]