Audrey
Audrey
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Asked on Jan 9, 2019

How do you think vinegar would work to replace jet dry?

AudreyNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAPat
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Jet Dry is not expensive and I definitely need it for our hard water, but I am always adding a vinegar to every load for its disinfection properties and ability to clean glass to a sparkle. Anyone tried this? If not as soon as I run my JET DRY dispenser out I will try this and report back.

6 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Hi Audrey, I have very hard water (and no water softener) and half a cup of vinegar per load works great for me. You can't put vinegar in the rinse agent compartment though. I put mine in a little mason jar in the top rack.

  • Gail
    on Jan 9, 2019

    It is supposed to soften water so worth a try.

  • Gk
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Lots of people substitute vinegar for Jet Dry. I alternate. Use vinegar for a while, then use Jet Dry for a while, then nothing for a while!

  • Pat
    on Jan 9, 2019

    A word of caution....I substituted vinegar for Jet Dry. After about a year, my dishwasher started leaking.....reason...vinegar eroded the seals and hoses. My new dishwasher booklet says do not use vinegar in every load. It says to use it as a dishwasher cleaner about once every three months.

    • Audrey
      on Jan 12, 2019

       I can see this happening. Several years ago we had a leaky washer that grew into a mold infestatin before we realized the source was the dishwasher. Painful project!!!

  • My water sucks. No surprise there, I won't even let the pets drink it. Where I live I tried subbing vinegar for jet dry, but for me, it didn't work. I either had to hand wash and dry the glasses or use jet dry, just vinegar alone did not work for me. If it does for you, fantastic, you can save a few more dollars. 🌞

  • Audrey
    on Jan 12, 2019

    THANK YOU GUYS! These are fantastic responses.

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