Billie
Billie
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  • Orange Park, FL
Asked on Aug 6, 2013

How do you clean the inside of a dishwasher?

ShariLeslie MBillie
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Every since the phosphate free dishwasher detergents have started being the only thing that we can use in the dishwasher I have had trouble keeping the inside of my dishwasher looking clean. It now looks horrible inside. I have run it with using only 4 cups of vinegar. That cleaned it up somewhat, but it still looks bad. Does anyone have any suggestions for my problem? Thanks!!!
7 answers
  • Shari
    on Aug 6, 2013

    Try Lemishine (found at Publix-since you are a fellow Floridian, Walmart & Target). It helps remove that film we now get on our glasses and dishwasher due to the lack of phosphates. You may have to add it to every wash for a while until the buildup is gone but then you can use it less frequently, depending on how often you run your dishwasher. I've heard you can also use several packets of Lemon Kool-aid, but I've never tried it personally so I can't say if it works, or not. (If it's really potent enough to clean the inside of a dishwasher, just think what it must be doing to the insides of kids who drink it. Ewwwww.)

  • Billie
    on Aug 7, 2013

    Thanks Shri. I will be looking for Lemishine the next time I go shopping. It's nice that it also removes that film. I thought I had a broken dishwasher sometime after the new requirement of no phosphates. Had to do some online research to find out what had happened.

  • Leslie M
    on Aug 24, 2013

    Relating to this question, do you or anyone have the recipe that someone posted a few months ago on how to make your own dishwasher detergent? I've been trying to find it on here and can't. Thank you. It had Lemishine it in I believe.

  • Billie
    on Aug 24, 2013

    sorry I don't remember seeing it.

  • Shari
    on Aug 24, 2013

    @Leslie M Maybe this is what you are looking for. I found it by searching the word "Lemishine" in the search bar at the top. http://www.hometalk.com/1412978/homemade-dishwasher-detergent-for-spot-free-dishes

  • Leslie M
    on Aug 25, 2013

    That is it, thank you so much.

  • Shari
    on Aug 25, 2013

    @Leslie M Glad I could help you locate it. :)

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