Make Dishwashing Detergent with Phosphorus
How to Make Dishwashing Soap
Add Phosphates to Dishwasher Detergent to Make it Work Better
If the previous solutions listed here on our website are not for you, use the following dishwasher soap recipe to make dishwashing detergent with enough phosphorous to clean your dishes properly.
What you’re doing here is adding phosphate to soap so that it’s more effective. By doing this, you can buy whichever detergent brand you want (including Cascade) and it’ll work better.
You will need:
- A 7.5 pound bottle of gel type dishwasher detergent
- One pound box of trisodium phosphate (TSP) available in home improvement stores
- Half-cup water (optional)
- Empty plastic bottle of dishwasher detergent
- Wooden paint stick
- Mop bucket
- Pour dishwasher detergent and half box of TSP into bucket.
- Stir ingredients, adding water to thin out mixture.
- Stir until ingredients are thoroughly distributed.
- Use the funnel to pour the solution back into the detergent bottle.
With this easy recipe, your dishwasher detergent will now start to work like it should.
Trisodium Phosphate Dishwasher
No Phosphorous: Good for Fish, Bad For Us?
Two years ago, a number of states banned the use of phosphorous in dishwasher detergents in order to reduce pollution of rivers and streams. Soap manufacturers can no longer sell dishwasher detergent with more than 0.5 percent phosphorous. The ban did not affect commercial detergents or soap for hand washing dishes.
Removing the use of phosphorous, prevents algae blooms in rivers and streams, which deprive fish of oxygen. While it sounded like a great idea considering the rising price of phosphorous and an ever-growing, eco-conscious public. Manufacturers welcomed the chance to save production costs and the environment.
Much to the consternation of consumers, dingy dishes and stained dishwashers with stained dishwasher parts resulted as an unwanted consequence of this ban. It turns out that phosphorus is a very important cleaning ingredient in dishwasher detergents.
Phosphorous is not only a stain and grease remover, it also traps dirt and oil so it can be cleanly and completely rinsed away. Not enough phosphorous in detergent means dirt and grease will be left behind on dishes and the dishwasher. Consumers have reported dishes with a white gritty film, black-stained aluminum cookware and gray-looking stainless steel. Worse, some report lipstick and fingerprints on supposedly clean glasses.
Some, unaware of why their dishwashers are suddenly not cleaning properly, have spent money on unnecessary service calls or new dishwasher purchases because their dishwashers seemed to be beyond repair.
To fix this, people must either wash or rinse the dishes before washing them in the dishwasher or run the dishwasher twice. Still others have resorted to simply washing dishes by hand, wasting water, electricity and time.Incoming Searches: